the book: We Too Sing America

the book: We Too Sing America

About the Book

In We Too Sing America: South Asian, Arab, Muslim and Sikh Immigrants Shape Our Multiracial Future, Deepa Iyer asks how emerging communities of color and immigrants can transform America’s changing racial landscape. Through storytelling and policy analysis around racial flashpoints such as the 2012 massacre at a Sikh gurdwara in Oak Creek and the opposition to the construction of the Islamic Center of Murfreesboro, Iyer traces the impact of post 9/11 national insecurities, anti-immigrant sentiment and racial anxiety on South Asian, Muslim, Arab, and Sikh communities.

The book lifts up the stories of young South Asian, Muslim, Arab and Sikh activists who are supporting new movements of resistance, including those of undocumented youth and Black Lives Matter. We Too Sing America is published by The New Press.

We Too Sing America has been selected for a 2016 American Book Award from the Before Columbus Foundation, as a 2016 staff pick from, and a Booklist (the magazine of the American Librarians Association) selection for the Top 10 Multicultural Non-Fiction Books of the Year.

 Order We Too Sing America here.

Thanks to the organizations who are supporting We Too Sing America!

Advancement Project /Asian Pacific American Labor Alliance / Center for Community Change / Center for Constitutional Rights / Center for New Community / Center for Social Inclusion / Change Lab / Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights / Million Hoodies United / Muslim Anti-Racism Collaborative (MuslimARC) / National Asian Pacific American Women’s Forum / National Network for Arab American Communities National Conference for Race and Ethnicity in American Higher Education / Race Forward / Sikh American Legal Defense and Education Fund / South Asian Americans Leading Together / Winter Institute: Ending All Discrimination Based on Difference

If your organization would like to support the book by letting your membership know, organizing a workshop or session around the themes in the book, or sponsoring (no cost) a book tour event, please contact Deepa (

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