Six Cognella Titles Honored with 2022 Textbook & Academic Authors Association (TAA) Awards
TAA recognizes Cognella textbooks for their excellence and outstanding educational promise
San Diego, CA – February 23, 2022 – Six Cognella titles have received 2022 Textbook & Academic Authors Association (TAA) Awards.
A Race Is a Nice Thing to Have: A Guide to Being a White Person or Understanding the White Persons in Your Life by Janet E. Helms has received a 2022 McGuffey Longevity Award.
Empowering Public Speaking by Deanna L. Fassett and Keith Nainby; Introduction to 21st Century Counseling: A Multicultural and Social Justice Approach by S. Kent Butler, Anna Flores Locke, and Joel M. Filmore; Making Black Lives Matter: Confronting Anti-Black Racism edited by Kevin Cokley; Thinking Like a Researcher: An Engaged Introduction to Communication Research Methods by Jake Harwood; and Who Am I? Identity in the Age of Consumer DNA Testing by Anita Kathy Foeman and Bessie Lee Lawton have received 2022 Most Promising New Textbook Awards.
A Race is a Nice Thing to Have is one of twelve textbooks to earn a 2022 McGuffey Longevity Award. The award recognizes textbooks and learning materials whose excellence have been demonstrated over time. To be nominated, a work must have been in print for 15 years and still be selling. The award bears the name of William Holmes McGuffey, whose influential primers, which first appeared in 1836, helped bring the United States out of frontier illiteracy.
Learn more about A Race Is a Nice Thing to Have: https://titles.cognella.com/a-race-is-a-nice-thing-to-have-9781516583263
Of the twenty textbooks who received Most Promising New Textbook Awards from the TAA, five of the award-winning volumes are published by Cognella. The Most Promising New Textbook Award recognizes excellence in first edition textbooks and learning materials. Works are judged by textbook authors and subject matter experts for their merit in four key areas: pedagogy; content/scholarship; writing; and appearance and design.
The 2022 TAA judges shared the following comments about each of the Cognella Most Promising New Textbooks:
Empowering Public Speaking – Deanna L. Fassett and Keith Nainby
“Empowering Public Speaking is an engrossing text that manages to teach all the relevant concepts of public speaking, while keeping the students engaged in a critical thinking process of application. This book is well written and can comfortably be used in a Public Speaking teaching setting for many different diverse groups! The textbook is thoughtfully written, infusing a DEI lens to offer continuous and evolving education to public speaking best practices.”
Learn more about Empowering Public Speaking: https://titles.cognella.com/empowering-public-speaking-9781516525324
Introduction to 21st Century Counseling: A Multicultural and Social Justice Approach – S. Kent Butler, Anna Flores Locke, and Joel M. Filmore
“Introduction to 21st Century Counseling: A Multicultural and Social Justice Approach is a scholastic exploration of how today’s sociopolitical realities impact the counseling profession and process. Readers will appreciate the engaging writing style, rich resources, and critical reflections to spark further conversation. This book offers counseling students and professional counselors a wealth of information about incorporating social justice and multicultural issues in the practice of counseling which is especially relevant today.”
Learn more about Introduction to 21st Century Counseling: https://titles.cognella.com/introduction-to-21st-century-counseling-9781516543830
Making Black Lives Matter: Confronting Anti-Black Racism – Edited by Kevin Cokley
“Making Black Lives Matter is a compelling and outstanding study of race and racism in America. The book is one of the first to provide a space for multiple voices on this timely subject. This text is timely, thorough, concise, and provides an exigent explanation of U.S. society in the wake of George Floyd’s murder and is an immensely important contemporary topic for students and everyone living in our racist culture.”
Learn more about Making Black Lives Matter: https://titles.cognella.com/making-black-lives-matter-9781793531858
Thinking Like a Researcher: An Engaged Introduction to Communication Research Methods – Jake Harwood
“Understanding why methods is important and how to select the right tool for the job is key to the success of a researcher’s efforts. Thinking Like a Researcher: An Engaged Introduction to Communication Research Methods does an outstanding job of helping students to understand the why and the how of methods.”
Learn more about Thinking Like a Researcher: https://titles.cognella.com/thinking-like-a-researcher-9781516530632
Who Am I? Identity in the Age of Consumer DNA Testing – Anita Kathy Foeman and Bessie Lee Lawton
“Who Am I? Identity in the Age of Consumer DNA Testing deserves to be awarded the Textbook Excellence Award for being able to link an age-old issue of identity with modern inventions. The book is thoughtful and engaging and is an amazing way to have students think about themselves and their identity and roles in everyday life. It is a very well organized and well written book that offers a step-by-step exploration of the benefits and pitfalls of consumer DNA testing as part of the search for one’s identity. A much needed exposé not only for students studying in a variety of disciplines but also for anyone who uses consumer DNA testing.”
Learn more about Who Am I?: https://titles.cognella.com/who-am-i-9781516592913
Read the TAA blog post to peruse the full list of 2022 award-winning textbooks: https://blog.taaonline.net/2022/02/taa-announces-2022-textbook-award-winners.
Watch the 2022 TAA Awards ceremony: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Bk7x3-LupYY
In 2021, Child and Adolescent Development: A Social Justice Approach by Kristine Anthis received a TAA Most Promising Textbook Award, and Intercultural Communication: A Critical Perspective by Rona Tamiko Halualani received a TAA Textbook Excellence Award. View the TAA blog post to see all of the winners from 2021: https://blog.taaonline.net/2021/02/taa-announces-2021-textbook-award-winners.
For a full listing of all award-winning textbooks published by Cognella, visit: https://cognella.com/award-winning-titles.
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