The Before Columbus Foundation recognized storytellers across disciplines, expertise areas and demographic groups in its 2018 list of American Book Awards yesterday (August 13).

A statement from the Oakland-based organization notes that the 39-year-old awards recognize “outstanding literary achievement from the entire spectrum of America’s diverse literary community.” This year’s group of 20 recipients features several authors of color whose works explore the roles racial identity, discrimination and oppression play in American society.

Here are a few of this year’s honorees:

Read the full list on the foundation’s website.