A little late but – having shared the nominees, previously – I want to say congratulations to this year’s NAACP lit award winners. Namely,
Michelle Obama – Biography/Autobiography – Becoming
Margot Lee Shetterly – Children’s Fiction – Hidden Figures: The True Story of Four Black Women and the Space Race
David Mann and Shaun Sanders – Debut Author – Us Against the World: Our Secrets to Love, Marriage, and Family
Tayari Jones – Fiction – An American Marriage *An American Marriage recently won the 2019 Women’s Prize for Fiction, among many other accolades including being an Oprah’s Book Club selection.*
Daymond John – Instructional – Rise and Grind: Outperform, Outwork, and Outhustle Your Way to a More Successful and Rewarding Life
Donna L. Brazile, Yolanda Caraway, Leah Daughtry, Minyon Moore, and Veronica Chambers – Non Fiction – For Colored Girls Who Have Considered Politics
Alice Walker – Poetry – Taking the Arrow Out of the Heart
Jacqueline Woodson – Youth/Teens – The Dream of America
Congrats to them all and to all the nominees. The full list and book and author information here.
Pictured are a mix of winning and nominated books; credit for the information to the African American Literary Book Club.