The Oregonian included Walidah Imarisha's book Angels with Dirty Faces: Three Stories of Crime, Prison, and Redemption in their summer reading list.
Activist, historian, educator, writer, humanities scholar: Portland’s Walidah Imarisha defies easy categorization, and so does her book “Angels With Dirty Faces: Three Stories of Crime, Prison, and Redemption,” which won the Oregon Book Awards’ 2017 Sarah Winnemucca Award for Creative Nonfiction. It’s a must-read for anyone concerned about how readily we put our fellow Americans, particularly young black male Americans, behind bars. “America used to make cars. Now we make prisoners,” Imarisha writes in this compelling blend of personal narrative and reportage. She said by email, “I hope the book unsettles, in a way that allows for a questioning of what we think we know, and asking of questions with no easy answers.”