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.


39 Image Award Winning and Nominated Books for 2015

Winner - Biography/Autobiography

Breaking Ground: My Life in Medicine
by David Chanoff and Louis Sullivan

Publication Date: Feb 01, 2014
List Price: $29.95
Format: Hardcover, 288 pages
Classification: Nonfiction
ISBN13: 9780820346632
Imprint: University of Georgia Press
Publisher: University of Georgia Press
Parent Company: University of Georgia

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Winner - Biography/Autobiography

Nominee - Biography/Autobiography

Handbook For An Unpredictable Life: How I Survived Sister Renata And My Crazy Mother, And Still Came Out Smiling (With Great Hair)
by Rosie Perez

Publication Date: Feb 25, 2014
List Price: $26.00
Format: Hardcover, 336 pages
Classification: Nonfiction
ISBN13: 9780307952394
Imprint: Knopf
Publisher: Penguin Random House
Parent Company: Bertelsmann

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Nominee - Biography/Autobiography

Stand Up Straight and Sing!
by Jessye Norman

Publication Date: May 06, 2014
List Price: $27.00
Format: Hardcover, 336 pages
Classification: Nonfiction
ISBN13: 9780544003408
Imprint: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Parent Company: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

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Nominee - Biography/Autobiography

Mayor For Life: The Incredible Story of Marion Barry Jr.
by Marion Barry Jr. and Omar Tyree

Publication Date: Jun 17, 2014
List Price: $25.00
Format: Hardcover, 336 pages
Classification: Nonfiction
ISBN13: 9781593095055
Imprint: Strebor Books
Publisher: Simon & Schuster, Inc.
Parent Company: CBS Corporation

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Winner - Children

Dork Diaries 8: Tales from a Not-So-Happily Ever After
by Rachel Renée Russell

Publication Date: Sep 30, 2014
List Price: $13.99
Format: Hardcover, 304 pages
Classification: Fiction
Target Age Group: Middle Grade
ISBN13: 9781481421843
Imprint: Aladdin
Publisher: Simon & Schuster, Inc.
Parent Company: CBS Corporation

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Nominee - Children

Beautiful Moon: A Child’s Prayer
by Tonya Bolden, Illustrated by Eric Velasquez

Publication Date: Nov 04, 2014
List Price: $16.95
Format: Hardcover, 32 pages
Classification: Fiction
Target Age Group: Picture Book
ISBN13: 9781419707926
Imprint: Abrams Books
Publisher: Abrams
Parent Company: La Martinière Groupe

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Nominee - Children

Nominee - Children

Little Melba And Her Big Trombone
by Katheryn Russell-Brown, Illustrated by Frank Morrison

Publication Date: Aug 20, 2014
List Price: $19.95
Format: Hardcover, 40 pages
Classification: Nonfiction
Target Age Group: Picture Book
ISBN13: 9781600608988
Imprint: Lee & Low Books
Publisher: Lee & Low Books
Parent Company: Lee & Low Books

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Nominee - Children

Searching For Sarah Rector: The Richest Black Girl In America
by Tonya Bolden

Publication Date: Jan 07, 2014
List Price: $21.95
Format: Hardcover, 80 pages
Classification: Nonfiction
Target Age Group: Middle Grade
ISBN13: 9781419708466
Imprint: Abrams Books
Publisher: Abrams
Parent Company: La Martinière Groupe

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Winner - Debut Author

Forty Acres: A Novel
by Dwayne Alexander Smith

Publication Date: Jul 01, 2014
List Price: $25.00
Format: Hardcover, 384 pages
Classification: Fiction
ISBN13: 9781476730530
Imprint: Atria / 37 Ink
Publisher: Simon & Schuster, Inc.
Parent Company: CBS Corporation

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Nominee - Debut Author

Queen Sugar
by Natalie Baszile

Publication Date: Feb 06, 2014
List Price: $27.95
Format: Hardcover, 384 pages
Classification: Fiction
ISBN13: 9780670026135
Imprint: Knopf
Publisher: Penguin Random House
Parent Company: Bertelsmann

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Nominee - Debut Author

Time of the Locust: A Novel
by Morowa Yejide

Publication Date: Jun 10, 2014
List Price: $25.00
Format: Hardcover, 256 pages
Classification: Fiction
ISBN13: 9781476731353
Imprint: Atria Books
Publisher: Simon & Schuster, Inc.
Parent Company: CBS Corporation

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Nominee - Debut Author

The 16th Minute of Fame: An Insider’s Guide for Maintaining Success Beyond 15 Minutes of Fame
by Darrell Miller

Publication Date: May 20, 2014
List Price: $14.99
Format: Paperback, 176 pages
Classification: Nonfiction
ISBN13: 9781939447753
Imprint: Dunham Books
Publisher: Dunham Group Inc
Parent Company: Dunham Group Inc

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Nominee - Debut Author

Remedy for a Broken Angel
by Toni Ann Johnson

Publication Date: Jun 10, 2014
List Price: $17.95
Format: Paperback, 280 pages
Classification: Fiction
ISBN13: 9781940503028
Imprint: Nortia Press
Publisher: Nortia Media Ltd
Parent Company: Nortia Media Ltd

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Winner - Fiction

A Wanted Woman
by Eric Jerome Dickey

Publication Date: Apr 15, 2014
List Price: $26.95
Format: Hardcover, 384 pages
Classification: Fiction
ISBN13: 9780525954279
Imprint: Knopf
Publisher: Penguin Random House
Parent Company: Bertelsmann

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Nominee - Fiction

An Untamed State
by Roxane Gay

Publication Date: May 06, 2014
List Price: $16.00
Format: Paperback, 368 pages
Classification: Fiction
ISBN13: 9780802122513
Imprint: Grove Press
Publisher: Grove Atlantic, Inc.
Parent Company: Grove Atlantic, Inc.

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Nominee - Fiction

Another Womans Man (A Gibbons Gold Digger Novel)
by Shelly Ellis

Publication Date: Aug 20, 2014
List Price: $31.99
Format: Hardcover, 401 pages
Classification: Fiction
ISBN13: 9781410470713
Imprint: Thorndike Press
Publisher: Thorndike Press
Parent Company: Thorndike Press

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Nominee - Fiction

The Prodigal Son (Reverend Curtis Black #11)
by Kimberla Lawson Roby

Publication Date: May 13, 2014
List Price: $26.00
Format: Hardcover, 336 pages
Classification: Fiction
ISBN13: 9781455526130
Imprint: Grand Central Publishing
Publisher: Hachette Book Group
Parent Company: Hachette Livre

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Nominee - Fiction

Momma: Gone
by Nina Foxx

Publication Date: Jul 01, 2014
List Price: $12.00
Format: Paperback, 330 pages
Classification: Fiction
ISBN13: 9781625174499
Imprint: Brown Girls Books
Publisher: Brown Girls Books
Parent Company: Brown Girls Books

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Winner - Instructional

Promises Kept: Raising Black Boys to Succeed in School and in Life
by Joe Brewster, Michele Stephenson, and Hilary Beard

Publication Date: Jan 14, 2014
List Price: $18.00
Format: Paperback, 384 pages
Classification: Nonfiction
ISBN13: 9780812984897
Imprint: Spiegel & Grau
Publisher: Penguin Random House
Parent Company: Bertelsmann

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Nominee - Instructional

101 Scholarship Applications - 2015: What It Takes To Obtain A Debt-Free College Education
by Gwen Richardson

Publication Date: Jan 09, 2015
List Price: $12.00
Format: Paperback, 164 pages
Classification: Nonfiction
ISBN13: 9780692360286
Imprint: Cushcity Communications
Publisher: Cushcity Communications
Parent Company: Cushcity Communications

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Nominee - Instructional

Afro-Vegan: Farm-Fresh African, Caribbean, and Southern Flavors Remix
by Bryant Terry

Publication Date: Apr 08, 2014
List Price: $27.50
Format: Hardcover, 224 pages
Classification: Nonfiction
ISBN13: 9781607745310
Imprint: Ten Speed Press
Publisher: Penguin Random House
Parent Company: Bertelsmann

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Nominee - Instructional

Justice While Black: Helping African-American Families Navigate and Survive the Criminal Justice System
by Robbin Shipp and Nick Chiles

Publication Date: Oct 01, 2014
List Price: $14.00
Format: Paperback, 160 pages
Classification: Nonfiction
ISBN13: 9781932841909
Imprint: Agate Bolden
Publisher: Agate Publishing, Inc
Parent Company: Agate Publishing, Inc

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Winner - Nonfiction

Nominee - Nonfiction

Bad Feminist: Essays
by Roxane Gay

Publication Date: Aug 05, 2014
List Price: $15.99
Format: Paperback, 336 pages
Classification: Nonfiction
ISBN13: 9780062282712
Imprint: Amistad
Publisher: HarperCollins
Parent Company: News Corporation

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Nominee - Nonfiction

Who We Be: The Colorization of America
by Jeff Chang

Publication Date: Oct 21, 2014
List Price: $32.99
Format: Hardcover, 416 pages
Classification: Nonfiction
ISBN13: 9780312571290
Imprint: St. Martin’s Press
Publisher: Macmillan Publishers
Parent Company: Holtzbrinck Publishing Group

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Nominee - Nonfiction

Place, Not Race: A New Vision of Opportunity in America
by Sheryll Cashin

Publication Date: May 06, 2014
List Price: $25.95
Format: Hardcover, 176 pages
Classification: Nonfiction
ISBN13: 9780807086148
Imprint: Beacon Press
Publisher: Beacon Press
Parent Company: Unitarian Universalist Association

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Nominee - Nonfiction

The Bill of the Century: The Epic Battle for the Civil Rights Act
by Clay Risen

Publication Date: Apr 01, 2014
List Price: $28.00
Format: Hardcover, 320 pages
Classification: Nonfiction
ISBN13: 9781608198245
Imprint: Bloomsbury Press
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing
Parent Company: Bloomsbury Publishing PLC

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Winner - Poetry

Nominee - Poetry

The Poetry of Derek Walcott 1948-2013
by Derek Walcott

Publication Date: Jan 21, 2014
List Price: $40.00
Format: Hardcover, 640 pages
Classification: Poetry
ISBN13: 9780374125615
Imprint: Farrar, Straus and Giroux
Publisher: Macmillan Publishers
Parent Company: Holtzbrinck Publishing Group

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Nominee - Poetry

We Didn’t Know Any Gangsters
by Brian Gilmore

Publication Date: Aug 31, 2014
List Price: $22.00
Format: Paperback, 82 pages
Classification: Poetry
ISBN13: 9780692273272
Imprint: Cherry Castle Publishing, LLC
Publisher: Cherry Castle Publishing, LLC
Parent Company: Cherry Castle Publishing, LLC

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Nominee - Poetry

The New Testament
by Jericho Brown

Publication Date: Sep 16, 2014
List Price: $17.00
Format: Paperback, 110 pages
Classification: Poetry
ISBN13: 9781556594571
Imprint: Copper Canyon Press
Publisher: Copper Canyon Press
Parent Company: Copper Canyon Press

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Nominee - Poetry

Digest (Stahlecker Selections)
by Gregory Pardlo

Publication Date: Oct 07, 2014
List Price: $15.95
Format: Paperback, 84 pages
Classification: Poetry
ISBN13: 9781935536505
Imprint: Four Way Books
Publisher: Four Way Books
Parent Company: Four Way Books

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Winner - Youth/Teens

Nominee - Youth/Teens

The Red Pencil
by Andrea Davis Pinkney

Publication Date: Sep 16, 2014
List Price: $17.00
Format: Hardcover, 336 pages
Classification: Fiction
Target Age Group: Middle Grade
ISBN13: 9780316247801
Imprint: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers
Publisher: Hachette Book Group
Parent Company: Hachette Livre

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Nominee - Youth/Teens

Revolution (The Sixties Trilogy)
by Deborah Wiles

Publication Date: May 27, 2014
List Price: $19.99
Format: Hardcover, 544 pages
Classification: Fiction
Target Age Group: Middle Grade
ISBN13: 9780545106078
Imprint: Scholastic Press
Publisher: Scholastic Inc.
Parent Company: Scholastic Inc.

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Nominee - Youth/Teens

The Freedom Summer Murders
by Don Mitchell

Publication Date: Apr 29, 2014
List Price: $18.99
Format: Hardcover, 256 pages
Classification: Nonfiction
Target Age Group: Young Adult
ISBN13: 9780545477253
Imprint: Scholastic Press
Publisher: Scholastic Inc.
Parent Company: Scholastic Inc.

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Nominee - Youth/Teens

Because They Marched: The People’s Campaign for Voting Rights That Changed America
by Russell Freedman

Publication Date: Aug 11, 2014
List Price: $20.00
Format: Hardcover, 96 pages
Classification: Nonfiction
Target Age Group: Middle Grade
ISBN13: 9780823429219
Imprint: Holiday House
Publisher: Holiday House
Parent Company: Holiday House, Inc.

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