The Warmth of Other Suns named a finalist for the 2011 Dayton Literary Peace Prize, an international award for literature, inspired by the Dayton Peace Accords that ended the War in Bosnia.
“The Warmth of Other Suns is epic in its reach and in its structure. Told in a voice that echoes the magic cadences of Toni Morrison or the folk wisdom of Zora Neale Hurston’s collected oral histories, Wilkerson’s book pulls not just the expanse of the migration into focus but its overall impact on politics, literature, music, sports — in the nation and the world. ... What she’s done with these oral histories is stow memory in amber. ”—Lynell George, Los Angeles Times
Photo Left: Author's mother standing at a no-standing sign in Washington, D.C.© Copyright 2010 - 2017 Isabel Wilkerson