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Con Papa / With Papá

Frederick Luis Aldama with Illustrations by Nicky Rodriguez

“With Papá, ‘I hold galaxies in my arms,’ the child tells us, and in these moving words, Aldama conveys the limitless boundaries of affection. In these vivid, lush images, we witness a father’s love fostering a child’s infinite imagination to soar.” —Cristina Herrera, Latinx Spaces

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We Got By

A Black Family’s Journey in the Heartland

Ric S. Sheffield

We Got By will shake readers to the very bottoms of their souls.” —Allen Ballard, author of Breaching Jericho’s Walls: A Twentieth-Century African American Life

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Our Sister Who Will Not Die


Rebecca Bernard

“One after the next [these] stories astonished me with their humanity and raw courage.” —Lee Conell

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Good Medicine, Hard Times

Memoir of a Combat Physician in Iraq

Edward P. Horvath, MD

“The world would be a better place if we all treated each another with the concern, compassion and caring that Dr. Horvath prescribes.” —the Wall Street Journal

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We Take Our Cities with Us

A Memoir

Sorayya Khan

“Elegant and richly remembered … A poignant tribute to the complex beauty of inherited histories.” —Publishers Weekly

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Chi Boy

Native Sons and Chicago Reckonings

Keenan Norris

“As informative as it is inventive, as poetic as it is profound, Chi Boy is an absolute must-read.” —Jerald Walker, National Book Award finalist for How to Make a Slave and Other Essays

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Engine Running


Cade Mason

“These essays travel the roads of memory and imagination in sentences as sharp as their setting’s horizon.” —Jill Talbot

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New & Forthcoming Titles:

The Fertile Earth and the Ordered Cosmos: Reflections on the Newark Earthworks and World Heritage cover

The Fertile Earth and the Ordered Cosmos: Reflections on the Newark Earthworks and World Heritage

M. Elizabeth Weiser, Timothy R. W. Jordan, and Richard D. Shiels, Editors

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Con Papá / With Papá

Written by Frederick Luis Aldama and Illustrated by Nicky Rodriguez

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Decolonial Conversations in Posthuman and New Material Rhetorics

Edited by Jennifer Clary-Lemon and David M. Grant

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Gendered Defenders: Marvel’s Heroines in Transmedia Spaces

Bryan J. Carr and Meta G. Carstarphen, Eds.

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About the Ohio State University Press:

The Ohio State University Press was established in 1957 and currently publishes 50-60 new books a year. We specialize in literary and cultural studies, (including comics, narrative theory, Victorian studies, and medieval studies) American studies, rhetoric and communication, gender and sexuality studies, and race and ethnic studies (including Black studies and Latinx studies). We also acquire books in regional studies on our Trillium imprint, creative works, on our Mad Creek imprint, and linguistics, and publish the annual winners of The Journal’s non/fiction and poetry prizes.

In addition to its books, the Press publishes a distinguished group of journals including Inks, the journal of the Comics Studies Society, Adoption & Culture, American Periodicals, Victorians, North American Journal of Celtic Studies, and Narrative.

The Ohio State University Press is a proud member of the Association of University Presses. For a spreadsheet list of the Association's members and the subjects they publish in, click here. For a PDF of the Association's publication, Best Practices for Peer Review, click here.