Sunny Nash

Los Angeles, CA

Author's Bio

“My book, 'Bigmama Didn't Shop At Woolworth's,' is about life with part-Comanche grandmother during the Civil Rights Movement. Robin Fruble of Southern California said, "Every white person in America should read this book! Sunny Nash writes the story of her childhood without preaching or ranting but she made me realize for the first time just how much skin color changes how one experiences the world. But if your skin color is brown, it matters a great deal to a great number of people. I needed to learn that. Sunny Nash is a great teacher," Fruble said.

Publications and Prizes

African-American Lifeways in East-Central Texas: The Ned Peterson Farmstead Brazos County, Texas
(Texas A&M University Press, 1993)
, Bigmama Didn't Shop At Woolworth's
(Texas A&M University Press, 1996)
A bookmark
(Texas A&M University Press, 1999)
, African American Foodways: Explorations of History and Culture
(University of Illinois Press, 2007)
, African American National Biography
(Oxford University Press, 2008)
, African American Women Confront the West: 1600-2000
(University of Oklahoma Press, 2008)
, Black Texas women: 150 years of trial and triumph
(University of Texas Press, 1995)
, Black women in Texas history
(Texas A&M University Press, 2008)
, Blacks in the American West and Beyond--America, Canada, and Mexico: A Selectively Annotated Bibliography
(Greenwood Press, 2000)
, Celebrating the family: ethnicity, consumer culture, and family rituals
(Harvard University Press, 2000)
, Common Bonds
(Southern Methodist University Press, 1990)
, Following Old Fencelines: Tales from Rural Texas
(Texas A&M University Press, 1998)
, Glencoe Literature
(McGraw-Hill, 2002)
, Language Arts & Disciplines
(Harcourt Brace, 1996)
, Let's Hear It: Stories by Texas Women Writers
(Texas A&M University Press, 1997)
, Lynching to Belong
(Texas A&M University Press, 2007)
, New Growth 2
(Corona Press, 1997)
, Reflections in Black: a photographic study of black photography 1840-present
(W. W. Norton & Company, 2000)
, Remembering Woolworth's: A Nostalgic History of the World's Most Famous Five
(Texas A&M University Press, 2013)
, State Lines
(Texas A&M University Press, 2000)
, State of mind: Texas literature and culture
(Texas A&M University Press, 1998)
, Stirring Prose
(Texas A&M University Press, 1998)
, Texas Through Women's Eyes: The Twentieth-Century Experience
(University of Texas Press, 2011)
, Texas women writers: a tradition of their own
(Texas A&M University Press, 1997)
, The African American West
(University of Colorado Press, 2000)
, The companion to Southern literature: themes, genres, places, people ...
(Louisiana State University Press, 2002)
Southern Exposure, Southern Humanities Review, Southwestern American Literature
Prizes Won: 
2014 NEH Grant-Created Equal; 2014 Ottis Locke Grant & Award; California Arts Council Literary Fellowships 2003, 2010 & 2015; Charter Communications Television Producer of the Year Award 2004; Association of American University Presses Designation 2001; People’s Choice Songwriting Nomination 1991, Robert F. Kennedy Journalism Nomination 1990; Houston Public Library Literary First Prize 1986; J. Frank Dobie Second Prize 1985

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Listed as: 
Creative Nonfiction Writer, Fiction Writer
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Mixed Race
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Last updated: May 05, 2015