Stone Book Award


The 2022 Winner is...



finalist jarvis         finalist tya

2022 Short List

The Museum of African American History (MAAH) Stone Book Award is an annual prize that encourages scholarship and writing within the field of African American history and culture by awarding a $50,000 winning prize and two $10,000 finalist prizes for exceptional adult non-fiction books written in a literary style.


  • To recognize new literary work in the field of African American history and culture

  • To nurture and inspire future scholarly writing in the field

  • To reinforce the necessity of continuously examining history

  • To foster community engagement and dialogue centered around a widely accessible new literary work

  • To celebrate the joy of learning through reading in partnership with an appreciation of the American historical, cultural artifacts held by the museum to tell stories of the African American experience

  • To celebrate the history of the successful abolitionist movement that began in Boston and the unity between races that it exemplified and fostered