NAACP Image Awards Winners and Nominees

NAACP Image Award LogoIn 2023, the NAACP celebrates the 54th anniversary of Image Awards. There are 5 titles nominated in eight literature categories; Biography/Autobiography, Children, Debut Author, Fiction, Instructional, Nonfiction, Poetry, and Youth/Teens

You my print a list of all the award winning and nominated books. Learn more at the NAACP Image Awards website.


37 Image Award Winning and Nominated Books for 2014

Winner - Biography/Autobiography

The Rebellious Life of Mrs. Rosa Parks
by Jeanne Theoharis

Publication Date: Jan 29, 2013
List Price: $27.95
Format: Hardcover, 360 pages
Classification: Nonfiction
ISBN13: 9780807050477
Imprint: Beacon Press
Publisher: Beacon Press
Parent Company: Unitarian Universalist Association

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Nominee - Biography/Autobiography

Kansas City Lightning: The Rise And Times Of Charlie Parker
by Stanley Crouch

Publication Date: Sep 24, 2013
List Price: $27.99
Format: Hardcover, 384 pages
Classification: Nonfiction
ISBN13: 9780062005595
Imprint: Harper
Publisher: HarperCollins
Parent Company: News Corporation

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Nominee - Biography/Autobiography

Buck: A Memoir
by MK Asante

Publication Date: Aug 20, 2013
List Price: $25.00
Format: Hardcover, 272 pages
Classification: Nonfiction
ISBN13: 9780812993417
Imprint: Spiegel & Grau
Publisher: Penguin Random House
Parent Company: Bertelsmann

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Nominee - Biography/Autobiography

Mom & Me & Mom
by Maya Angelou

Publication Date: Apr 02, 2013
List Price: $25.00
Format: Hardcover, 224 pages
Classification: Nonfiction
ISBN13: 9781400066117
Imprint: Knopf
Publisher: Penguin Random House
Parent Company: Bertelsmann

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Nominee - Biography/Autobiography

Duke: A Life of Duke Ellington
by Terry Teachout

Publication Date: Oct 17, 2013
List Price: $30.00
Format: Hardcover, 496 pages
Classification: Nonfiction
Target Age Group: Young Adult
ISBN13: 9781592407491
Imprint: Avery
Publisher: Penguin Random House
Parent Company: Bertelsmann

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Winner - Children

Nelson Mandela
by Kadir Nelson, Illustrated by Kadir Nelson

Publication Date: Jan 02, 2013
List Price: $17.99
Format: Hardcover, 40 pages
Classification: Nonfiction
Target Age Group: Picture Book
ISBN13: 9780061783746
Imprint: Katherine Tegen Books
Publisher: HarperCollins
Parent Company: News Corporation

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Nominee - Children

Martin & Mahalia: His Words, Her Song
by Andrea Davis Pinkney and Brian Pinkney

Publication Date: Jul 30, 2013
List Price: $17.99
Format: Hardcover, 40 pages
Classification: Nonfiction
Target Age Group: Picture Book
ISBN13: 9780316070133
Imprint: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers
Publisher: Hachette Book Group
Parent Company: Hachette Livre

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Nominee - Children

Knock Knock: My Dad’s Dream For Me
by Daniel Beaty

Publication Date: Dec 17, 2013
List Price: $18.99
Format: Hardcover, 40 pages
Classification: Fiction
Target Age Group: Picture Book
ISBN13: 9780316209175
Imprint: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers
Publisher: Hachette Book Group
Parent Company: Hachette Livre

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Nominee - Children

You Never Heard of Willie Mays?!
by Jonah Winter

Publication Date: Jan 08, 2013
List Price: $17.99
Format: Hardcover, 40 pages
Classification: Nonfiction
Target Age Group: Picture Book
ISBN13: 9780375868443
Imprint: Schwartz & Wade
Publisher: Random House Children's Books
Parent Company: Bertelsmann

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Nominee - Children

I’m a Pretty Little Black Girl!
by Betty K. Bynum

Publication Date: Oct 07, 2013
List Price: $14.95
Format: Hardcover, 36 pages
Classification: Fiction
Target Age Group: Picture Book
ISBN13: 9780615785516
Imprint: Dreamtitle Publishing
Publisher: Dreamtitle Publishing
Parent Company: Dreamtitle Publishing

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Winner - Debut Author

Nine Years Under
by Sheri Booker

Publication Date: Jul 01, 2014
List Price: $17.00
Format: Paperback, 272 pages
Classification: Fiction
ISBN13: 9781592407620
Imprint: Knopf
Publisher: Penguin Random House
Parent Company: Bertelsmann

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Nominee - Debut Author

On the Come Up: A Novel, Based on a True Story
by Hannah Weyer

Publication Date: Jul 23, 2013
List Price: $25.00
Format: Hardcover, 320 pages
Classification: Fiction
ISBN13: 9780385537322
Imprint: Nan A. Talese
Publisher: Nan A. Talese
Parent Company: Nan A. Talese

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Nominee - Debut Author

The Returned
by Jason Mott

Publication Date: Aug 27, 2013
List Price: $24.95
Format: Hardcover, 352 pages
Classification: Fiction
ISBN13: 9780778315339
Imprint: Amistad
Publisher: HarperCollins
Parent Company: News Corporation

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Nominee - Debut Author

Ghana Must Go
by Taiye Selasi

Publication Date: Mar 05, 2013
List Price: $25.95
Format: Hardcover, 336 pages
Classification: Fiction
ISBN13: 9781594204494
Imprint: Penguin Press
Publisher: Penguin Random House
Parent Company: Bertelsmann

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Winner - Fiction

Anybody’s Daughter
by Pamela Samuels Young

Publication Date: Oct 27, 2013
List Price: $16.99
Format: Paperback, 374 pages
Classification: Fiction
ISBN13: 9780989293501
Imprint: Goldman House Publishing
Publisher: Goldman House Publishing
Parent Company: Goldman House Publishing

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Nominee - Fiction

Little Green
by Walter Mosley

Publication Date: May 14, 2013
List Price: $25.95
Format: Hardcover, 304 pages
Classification: Fiction
ISBN13: 9780385535984
Imprint: Knopf
Publisher: Penguin Random House
Parent Company: Bertelsmann

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Nominee - Fiction

Who Asked You?
by Terry McMillan

Publication Date: Sep 17, 2013
List Price: $27.95
Format: Hardcover, 400 pages
Classification: Fiction
ISBN13: 9780670785698
Imprint: Knopf
Publisher: Penguin Random House
Parent Company: Bertelsmann

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Nominee - Fiction

Never Say Never
by Victoria Christopher Murray

Publication Date: Jun 04, 2013
List Price: $15.00
Format: Paperback, 400 pages
Classification: Fiction
ISBN13: 9781451695779
Imprint: Touchstone
Publisher: Simon & Schuster, Inc.
Parent Company: CBS Corporation

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Winner - Instructional

The Vegucation of Robin: How Real Food Saved My Life
by Robin Quivers

Publication Date: Oct 01, 2013
List Price: $35.00
Format: Hardcover, 272 pages
Classification: Nonfiction
ISBN13: 9781583334737
Imprint: Avery
Publisher: Penguin Random House
Parent Company: Bertelsmann

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Nominee - Instructional

Plan D: How to Lose Weight and Beat Diabetes (Even If You Don’t Have It)
by Sherri Shepherd and Billie Fitzpatrick

Publication Date: Apr 30, 2013
List Price: $25.99
Format: Hardcover, 320 pages
Classification: Nonfiction
ISBN13: 9780062226242
Imprint: It Books
Publisher: HarperCollins
Parent Company: News Corporation

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Nominee - Instructional

The Entrepreneur Mind: 100 Essential Beliefs, Characteristics, and Habits of Elite Entrepreneurs
by Kevin D. Johnson

Publication Date: Jan 22, 2013
List Price: $16.95
Format: Paperback, 268 pages
Classification: Nonfiction
ISBN13: 9780988479708
Imprint: Johnson Media Inc
Publisher: Johnson Media Inc
Parent Company: Johnson Media Inc

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Nominee - Instructional

Do I Look Like an ATM?: A Parent’s Guide to Raising Financially Responsible African American Children
by Sabrina Lamb

Publication Date: Mar 01, 2013
List Price: $14.95
Format: Paperback, 224 pages
Classification: Nonfiction
ISBN13: 9781613744055
Imprint: Chicago Review Press
Publisher: Chicago Review Press
Parent Company: Chicago Review Press

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Nominee - Instructional

Recruiting and Retaining Culturally Different Students in Gifted Education
by Donna Ford Ph.D.

Publication Date: Jun 15, 2013
List Price: $29.95
Format: Paperback, 125 pages
Classification: Nonfiction
ISBN13: 9781618210494
Imprint: Prufrock Press
Publisher: Prufrock Press
Parent Company: Prufrock Press

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Winner - Nonfiction

Envisioning Emancipation: Black Americans and the End of Slavery
by Deborah Willis and Barbara Krauthamer

Publication Date: Dec 05, 2012
List Price: $35.00
Format: Hardcover, 240 pages
Classification: Nonfiction
ISBN13: 9781439909850
Imprint: Temple University Press
Publisher: Temple University Press
Parent Company: Temple University

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Nominee - Nonfiction

High Price: A Neuroscientist’s Journey of Self-Discovery That Challenges Everything You Know About Drugs and Society
by Carl Hart

Publication Date: Jun 11, 2013
List Price: $26.99
Format: Hardcover, 340 pages
Classification: Nonfiction
ISBN13: 9780062015884
Imprint: Amistad
Publisher: HarperCollins
Parent Company: News Corporation

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Nominee - Nonfiction

Bartlett’s Familiar Black Quotations
by Retha Powers

Publication Date: Nov 19, 2013
List Price: $40.00
Format: Hardcover, 832 pages
Classification: Nonfiction
ISBN13: 9780316010177
Imprint: Grand Central Publishing
Publisher: Hachette Book Group
Parent Company: Hachette Livre

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Nominee - Nonfiction

Letters to an Incarcerated Brother: Encouragement, Hope, and Healing for Inmates and Their Loved Ones
by Hill Harper

Publication Date: Nov 05, 2013
List Price: $27.50
Format: Hardcover, 400 pages
Classification: Nonfiction
ISBN13: 9781592407248
Imprint: Knopf
Publisher: Penguin Random House
Parent Company: Bertelsmann

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Winner - Poetry

Turn Me Loose: The Unghosting of Medgar Evers
by Frank X. Walker

Publication Date: May 01, 2013
List Price: $17.95
Format: Paperback, 71 pages
Classification: Poetry
ISBN13: 9780820345413
Imprint: University of Georgia Press
Publisher: University of Georgia Press
Parent Company: University of Georgia

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Nominee - Poetry

The Collected Poems of Ai
by Ai Ogawa

Publication Date: Feb 04, 2013
List Price: $35.00
Format: Hardcover, 464 pages
Classification: Poetry
ISBN13: 9780393074901
Imprint: W. W. Norton & Company
Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company, Inc.
Parent Company: W. W. Norton & Company, Inc.

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Nominee - Poetry

The Cineaste: Poems
by A. Van Jordan

Publication Date: Apr 01, 2013
List Price: $26.95
Format: Hardcover, 144 pages
Classification: Poetry
ISBN13: 9780393239157
Imprint: W. W. Norton & Company
Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company, Inc.
Parent Company: W. W. Norton & Company, Inc.

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Nominee - Poetry

Chasing Utopia: A Hybrid
by Nikki Giovanni

Publication Date: Oct 29, 2013
List Price: $19.99
Format: Hardcover, 160 pages
Classification: Poetry
ISBN13: 9780688156978
Imprint: William Morrow
Publisher: HarperCollins
Parent Company: News Corporation

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Nominee - Poetry

Hum (Ala Notable Books for Adults)
by Jamaal May

Publication Date: Nov 19, 2013
List Price: $15.95
Format: Paperback, 80 pages
Classification: Poetry
ISBN13: 9781938584022
Imprint: Alice James Books
Publisher: Alice James Books
Parent Company: University of Maine at Farmington

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Winner - Youth/Teens

Courage Has No Color, The True Story of the Triple Nickles: America’s First Black Paratroopers (Ala Notable Children’s Books. Older Readers)
by Tanya Lee Stone

Publication Date: Jan 22, 2013
List Price: $24.99
Format: Hardcover, 160 pages
Classification: Nonfiction
Target Age Group: Middle Grade
ISBN13: 9780763651176
Imprint: Candlewick Press
Publisher: Walker Books
Parent Company: Walker Books

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Nominee - Youth/Teens

Raising The Bar
by Gabrielle Douglas

Publication Date: May 04, 2013
List Price: $19.99
Format: Hardcover, 144 pages
Classification: Nonfiction
ISBN13: 9780310740704
Imprint: Amistad
Publisher: HarperCollins
Parent Company: News Corporation

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Nominee - Youth/Teens

Invasion
by Walter Dean Myers

Publication Date: Sep 24, 2013
List Price: $17.99
Format: Hardcover, 224 pages
Classification: Fiction
Target Age Group: Middle Grade
ISBN13: 9780545384285
Imprint: Scholastic Press
Publisher: Scholastic Inc.
Parent Company: Scholastic Inc.

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Nominee - Youth/Teens

Serafina’s Promise
by Ann E. Burg

Publication Date: Sep 24, 2013
List Price: $16.99
Format: Hardcover, 304 pages
Classification: Fiction
Target Age Group: Middle Grade
ISBN13: 9780545535649
Imprint: Scholastic Press
Publisher: Scholastic Inc.
Parent Company: Scholastic Inc.

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Nominee - Youth/Teens

God’s Graffiti: Inspiring Stories For Teens
by Romal J. Tune

Publication Date: Jun 18, 2013
List Price: $13.99
Format: Paperback, 144 pages
Classification: Nonfiction
ISBN13: 9780817017330
Imprint: Judson Press
Publisher: Judson Press
Parent Company: American Baptist Churches USA

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