June 28, 2011 · 3:59 am
These are images of the Wadadli Pen awards ceremony posted by Best of Books to Facebook. Enjoy.
me, right, with Best of Books owner, EM Grimes Graeme.
A good turnout as book lovers turned up on June 25th to celebrate Best of Books' 10th anniversary and witness the Wadadli Pen 2011 awards presentation.
Sharifa George (pictured at podium), Monica David, Through the Window author Floree Williams, and Wadadli Pen judge Brenda Lee Browne joined me in reading excerpts from the top stories during the presentation ceremony.
Brenda Lee Browne.
Art winner Hudle Jennings accepting her prizes from Best of Books owner EM Grimes Graeme.
Under 12 winner and second best overall Orique Gordon accepting his prizes from Best of Books owner E.M. Grimes Graeme.
Chatrisse Beazer, 13 to 17 winner, and third placed overall, accepting her prizes from Best of Books owner E. M. Grimes Graeme.
Shakeema Edwards, second placed in 13 to 17 and overall, accepting her prizes from EM Grimes Graeme, Best of Books owner.
Second runner up, 13 to 17, Ardis Lavelle.
Overall winner and 18 to 35 winner Devra Thomas poses with the Challenge plaque (set to hang in the Best of Books downtown store) and Best of Books storeowner, EM Grimes Graeme.