Thursday, February 2, 2017

48th Image Award Nominations - Literary Categories

The NAACP Image Award an award bestowed by the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP).  The award honors outstanding achievements by people of color in film, television, music, and literature.  The awards are voted on by members of the NAACP.

The NAACP announced nominees for its 48th annual Image Awards, which celebrate the accomplishments of people of color in Television, Recording (Music), Literary (Books), Motion Picture, Documentary (film and television), Writing (for film and television), Directing (for film and television), and Animated/CGI (for film and television).  Winners will be announced Saturday, February 11, 2017 during a ceremony airing live on TV One at 9PM EST.  Actor Anthony Anderson will host.

2017 / 48th NAACP Image Awards Literary nominees:


Outstanding Literary Work – Fiction
•    “Another Brooklyn” – Jacqueline Woodson (HarperCollins /Amistad)
•    “The Book of Harlan” – Bernice L. McFadden (Akashic Books)
•    “The Illegal” – Lawrence Hill (W. W. Norton & Company)
•    “The Mother” – Yvvette Edwards (HarperCollins Publishers / Amistad)
•    “The Underground Railroad: A Novel” – Colson Whitehead (Doubleday)

Outstanding Literary Work – Non-Fiction
•    “Democracy in Black: How Race Still Enslaves the American Soul” – Eddie S. Glaude Jr. (Crown / The Crown Publishing Group)
•    “Freedom is a Constant Struggle” – Angela Y. Davis (Author), Cornel West (Foreword), (Haymarket Books)
•    “Hidden Figures” – Margot Lee Shetterly (HarperCollins Publishers / William Morrow)
•    “Stamped from the Beginning: The Definitive History of Racist Ideas in America” – Ibram X. Kendi (Nation Books)
•    “Writings on the Wall: Searching for a New Equality Beyond Black and White” – Kareem Abdul-Jabbar (Author), Raymond Obstfeld (Author), (Time Inc. Books)

Outstanding Literary Work – Debut Author
•    “Born A Crime: Stories from a South African Childhood” – Trevor Noah (Random House)
•    “Carry On” – Lisa Fenn (HarperCollins Publishers / Harper Wave)
•    “Crook County: Racism and Injustice in America’s Largest Criminal Court” – Dr. Nicole Gonzalez Van Cleve (Stanford University Press)
•    “Grace: A Novel” – Natashia Deón (Counterpoint Press)
•    “United: Thoughts on Finding Common Ground and Advancing the Common Good” – Cory Booker (Ballantine Books)

Outstanding Literary Work – Biography/ Auto-Biography
•    “Answering the Call: An Autobiography of the Modern Struggle to End Racial Discrimination in America” – Nathaniel Jones (The New Press)
•    “Around the Way Girl: A Memoir” – Taraji P. Henson (37 Ink/Atria Books)
•    “Born A Crime: Stories from a South African Childhood” – Trevor Noah (Random House)
•    “Invisible Man, Got the Whole World Watching, A Young Black Man’s Education” – Mychal Denzel Smith (Nation Books)
•    “My Life with Earth, Wind & Fire” – Herb Powell (Author), Maurice White (Author), Steve Harvey (Foreword), David Foster (Foreword), (HarperCollins Publishers / Amistad)

Outstanding Literary Work – Instructional
•    “Green Smoothies for Life” – JJ Smith (Atria Books)
•    “LA Reid Sing to Me: My Story of Making Music, Finding Magic, and Searching for Who’s Next” – LA Reid (Harper Collins)
•    “Running the Long Race in Gifted Education: Narratives and Interviews from Culturally Diverse Gifted Adults” – Joy M. Scott-Carrol (Author), Anthony Sparks (Author), Diana Slaughter Kotzin (Foreword), (IGET-Network Press/Book Publisher’s Network)
•    “The Book of Joy: Lasting Happiness in a Changing World ” – The Dalai Lama (Author), Desmond Tutu (Author), Douglas Abrams (With), (Avery)
•    “The Power of Broke: How Empty Pockets, a Tight Budget, and a Hunger for Success Can Become Your Greatest Competitive Advantage” – Daymond John (Author), Daniel Paisner (With), (Crown Business / The Crown Publishing Group)

Outstanding Literary Work – Poetry
•    “Collected Poems: 1974 — 2004″ – Rita Dove (W. W. Norton & Company)
•    “Counting Descent” – Clint Smith (Write Bloody Publishing)
•    “The Big Book of Exit Strategies” – Jamaal May (Alice James Books)
•    “The Sobbing School” – Joshua Bennett (Penguin Books)
•    “Thief in the Interior” – Phillip B. Williams (Alice James Books)

Outstanding Literary Work – Children
•    “A Poem for Peter: The Story of Ezra Jack Keats and the Creation of The Snowy Day” – Andrea Davis Pinkney (Author), Lou Fancher (Illustrator), Steve Johnson (Illustrator), (Viking Children’s Books)
•    “Daddy’s Little Girl” – Karissa Culbreath (CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform)
•    “Radiant Child: The Story of Young Artist Jean-Michel Basquiat” – Javaka Steptoe (Little, Brown Books for Young Readers)
•    “The Golden Girls Of Rio” – Nikkolas Smith (Skyhorse Publishing / Sky Pony Press)
•    “Tiny Stitches: The Life of Medical Pioneer Vivien Thomas” – Gwendolyn Hooks (Author), Colin Bootman (Illustrator), (Lee & Low Books)

Outstanding Literary Work – Youth/Teens
•    “As Brave As You” – Jason Reynolds (Simon & Schuster (Atheneum/Caitlyn Dlouhy Books))
•    “Riding Chance” – Christine Kendall (Scholastic / Scholastic Press)
•    “Same But Different: Teen Life on the Autism Express” – Holly Robinson Peete (Author), Ryan Elizabeth Peete (Author), RJ Peete (Author), (Scholastic / Scholastic Press)
•    “The Hero Two Doors Down: Based on the True Story of Friendship Between a Boy and a Baseball Legend” – Sharon Robinson (Scholastic / Scholastic Press)
•    “Two Naomis” – Olugbemisola Rhuday-Perkovich (Author), Audrey Vernick (Author), (HarperCollins Children’s Books)


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