BLACK HEALTH MATTERS is an IBPA Benjamin Franklin Award FINALIST for Best Health Book
Garden City Park, NY: Square One's new title Black Health Matters: The Vital Facts You Must Know to Protect Your Health and That of Your Loved Ones ($16.95 USD, ISBN: 978-0-7570-0507-7) is now a finalist in the 34th annual IBPA Benjamin Franklin Awards for the Best Health & Fitness title. Winners will be announced at a special ceremony on April 29 in Orlando, Florida.
This new book from award-winning African American author Richard W. Walker, Jr., MD has already been applauded by Library Journal, who said in its review that the book “is well supported, clearly presented, and helpful. Walker’s inclusion of historical context for Black health issues is key.”
Now based in Texas, Dr. Walker grew up in the Spanish Harlem section of New York City. He received his medical degree from the Albert Einstein College of Medicine in New York and completed his residency at the University of Michigan. Much of his life as a physician has been devoted to helping his fellow Black Americans understand the many health problems especially common to the community—and how to avoid or better manage those conditions. Dr. Walker has already begun to share his experience and expertise with a variety of programs nationwide, and this will only continue as things move forward.
In addition, Black Health Matters also presents several informative insets and historical timelines—all of which illustrate the harrowing health and healthcare journey of African Americans from slavery times to current day. As an independent health book publisher, Square One wants to help ensure that as many as possible are made aware of this troubling history.
Square One is honored to once again be an IBPA Benjamin Franklin Award nominee, and wishes along with Dr. Walker the very best of luck—and health—to our many fine fellow finalists.