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 2019

Winner - Biography/Autobiography

Nominee - Biography/Autobiography

Nominee - Biography/Autobiography

The New Negro: The Life of Alain Locke
by Jeffrey C. Stewart

Publication Date: Feb 01, 2018
List Price: $39.95
Format: Hardcover, 944 pages
Classification: Nonfiction
ISBN13: 9780195089578
Imprint: Oxford University Press
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Parent Company: University of Oxford

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Nominee - Biography/Autobiography

Well, That Escalated Quickly: Memoirs and Mistakes of an Accidental Activist
by Franchesca Ramsey

Publication Date: May 22, 2018
List Price: $27.00
Format: Hardcover, 256 pages
Classification: Nonfiction
ISBN13: 9781538761038
Imprint: Grand Central Publishing
Publisher: Hachette Book Group
Parent Company: Hachette Livre

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Nominee - Biography/Autobiography

The Prison Letters of Nelson Mandela
by Nelson Mandela

Publication Date: Jul 10, 2018
List Price: $35.00
Format: Hardcover, 640 pages
Classification: Nonfiction
ISBN13: 9781631491177
Imprint: Liveright Publishing Corporation
Publisher: Liveright Publishing Corporation
Parent Company: Liveright Publishing Corporation

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Winner - Children

Hidden Figures: The True Story of Four Black Women and the Space Race
by Margot Lee Shetterly

Publication Date: Jan 23, 2018
List Price: $17.99
Format: Hardcover, 40 pages
Classification: Nonfiction
Target Age Group: Picture Book
ISBN13: 9780062742469
Imprint: HarperCollins
Publisher: HarperCollins
Parent Company: News Corporation

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Nominee - Children

I Can Be Anything! Don’t Tell Me I Can’t
by Leo & Diane Dillon

Publication Date: Feb 27, 2018
List Price: $18.99
Format: Hardcover, 32 pages
Classification: Fiction
Target Age Group: Picture Book
ISBN13: 9781338166903
Imprint: The Blue Sky Press
Publisher: Scholastic Inc.
Parent Company: Scholastic Inc.

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Nominee - Children

A Very Large Expanse of Sea
by Tahereh Mafi

Publication Date: Oct 16, 2018
List Price: $18.99
Format: Hardcover, 320 pages
Classification: Fiction
Target Age Group: Young Adult
ISBN13: 9780062866561
Imprint: HarperCollins
Publisher: HarperCollins
Parent Company: News Corporation

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Nominee - Children

The Word Collector
by Peter H. Reynolds

Publication Date: Jan 30, 2018
List Price: $17.99
Format: Hardcover, 40 pages
Classification: Fiction
Target Age Group: Picture Book
ISBN13: 9780545865029
Imprint: Orchard Books
Publisher: Orchard Books
Parent Company: Orchard Books

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Nominee - Children

Facing Frederick: The Life of Frederick Douglass, a Monumental American Man
by Tonya Bolden

Publication Date: Jan 09, 2018
List Price: $19.99
Format: Hardcover, 208 pages
Classification: Nonfiction
Target Age Group: Middle Grade
ISBN13: 9781419725463
Imprint: Abrams Books for Young Readers
Publisher: Abrams
Parent Company: La Martinière Groupe

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Winner - Debut Author

Us Against the World: Our Secrets to Love, Marriage, and Family
by David Mann and Shaun Sanders

Publication Date: Nov 13, 2018
List Price: $24.99
Format: Hardcover, 272 pages
Classification: Nonfiction
ISBN13: 9780785220091
Imprint: Thomas Nelson
Publisher: Thomas Nelson
Parent Company: Thomas Nelson

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Nominee - Debut Author

Lucile H. Bluford and the Kansas City Call: Activist Voice for Social Justice
by Sheila Brooks and Clint C. Wilson II

Publication Date: Apr 13, 2018
List Price: $80.00
Format: Hardcover, 112 pages
Classification: Nonfiction
ISBN13: 9781498535632
Imprint: Lexington Books
Publisher: Lexington Books
Parent Company: Lexington Books

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Nominee - Debut Author

Nominee - Debut Author

Small Country
by GaëL Faye

Publication Date: Jun 05, 2018
List Price: $25.00
Format: Hardcover, 192 pages
Classification: Nonfiction
ISBN13: 9781524759872
Imprint: Hogarth Press
Publisher: Penguin Random House
Parent Company: Bertelsmann

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Nominee - Debut Author

Lighting the Fires of Freedom: African American Women in the Civil Rights Movement
by Janet Dewart Bell

Publication Date: May 08, 2018
List Price: $25.99
Format: Hardcover, 240 pages
Classification: Nonfiction
ISBN13: 9781620973356
Imprint: The New Press
Publisher: The New Press
Parent Company: The New Press

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Winner - Fiction

Nominee - Fiction

Better Late Than Never (Final Book in Reverend Curtis Black Series #15)
by Kimberla Lawson Roby

Publication Date: Jul 31, 2018
List Price: $26.00
Format: Hardcover, 352 pages
Classification: Fiction
ISBN13: 9781455569762
Imprint: Grand Central Publishing
Publisher: Hachette Book Group
Parent Company: Hachette Livre

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Nominee - Fiction

They Come in All Colors
by Malcolm Hansen

Publication Date: May 29, 2018
List Price: $26.00
Format: Hardcover, 336 pages
Classification: Fiction
ISBN13: 9781501172328
Imprint: Atria Books
Publisher: Simon & Schuster, Inc.
Parent Company: CBS Corporation

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Nominee - Fiction

Envy: A Seven Deadly Sins Novel
by Victoria Christopher Murray

Publication Date: Jun 19, 2018
List Price: $15.00
Format: Paperback, 352 pages
Classification: Fiction
ISBN13: 9781501183218
Imprint: Touchstone
Publisher: Simon & Schuster, Inc.
Parent Company: CBS Corporation

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Nominee - Fiction

Who Is the Black Panther?: A Novel of the Marvel Universe
by Jesse J. Holland

Publication Date: May 08, 2018
List Price: $9.99
Format: Mass Market Paperback, 384 pages
Classification: Fiction
ISBN13: 9781785659478
Imprint: Titan Books
Publisher: Titan Publishing Group
Parent Company: Titan Publishing Group

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Winner - Instructional

Rise and Grind: Outperform, Outwork, and Outhustle Your Way to a More Successful and Rewarding Life
by Daymond John

Publication Date: Jan 23, 2018
List Price: $27.00
Format: Hardcover, 320 pages
Classification: Nonfiction
ISBN13: 9780804189958
Imprint:
Publisher:
Parent Company:

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Nominee - Instructional

Carla Hall’s Soul Food: Everyday and Celebration
by Carla Hall

Publication Date: Oct 23, 2018
List Price: $29.99
Format: Hardcover, 336 pages
Classification: Nonfiction
ISBN13: 9780062669834
Imprint: Harper Wave
Publisher: HarperCollins
Parent Company: News Corporation

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Nominee - Instructional

Well-Read Black Girl: Finding Our Stories, Discovering Ourselves
by Glory Edim

Publication Date: Oct 30, 2018
List Price: $20.00
Format: Hardcover, 240 pages
Classification: Nonfiction
ISBN13: 9780525619772
Imprint: Ballantine Books
Publisher: Penguin Random House
Parent Company: Bertelsmann

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Nominee - Instructional

Poised for Excellence: Fundamental Principles of Effective Leadership in the Boardroom and Beyond
by Karima Mariama-Arthur

Publication Date: Jan 29, 2018
List Price: $29.99
Format: Hardcover, 283 pages
Classification: Nonfiction
ISBN13: 9783319645735
Imprint: Palgrave Macmillan
Publisher: Macmillan Publishers
Parent Company: Holtzbrinck Publishing Group

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Nominee - Nonfiction

Nominee - Nonfiction

The Sun Does Shine: How I Found Life and Freedom on Death Row
by Anthony Ray Hinton, with Lara Love Hardin

Publication Date: Jun 05, 2018
List Price: $26.99
Format: Hardcover, 288 pages
Classification: Nonfiction
ISBN13: 9781250205797
Imprint: St. Martin’s Press
Publisher: Macmillan Publishers
Parent Company: Holtzbrinck Publishing Group

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Nominee - Nonfiction

Black Girls Rock!: Owning Our Magic. Rocking Our Truth.
by Beverly Bond

Publication Date: Feb 27, 2018
List Price: $30.00
Format: Hardcover, 256 pages
Classification: Nonfiction
ISBN13: 9781501157929
Imprint: Atria Books
Publisher: Simon & Schuster, Inc.
Parent Company: CBS Corporation

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Winner - Poetry

Taking the Arrow Out of the Heart
by Alice Walker

Publication Date: Oct 02, 2018
List Price: $25.00
Format: Hardcover, 256 pages
Classification: Poetry
ISBN13: 9781501179525
Imprint: Atria / 37 Ink
Publisher: Simon & Schuster, Inc.
Parent Company: CBS Corporation

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Nominee - Poetry

The Gospel According to Wild Indigo
by Cyrus Cassells

Publication Date: Feb 22, 2018
List Price: $15.95
Format: Paperback, 112 pages
Classification: Poetry
ISBN13: 9780809336609
Imprint: Southern Illinois University Press
Publisher: Southern Illinois University Press
Parent Company: Southern Illinois University

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Nominee - Poetry

Refuse: Poems
by Julian Randall

Publication Date: Sep 18, 2018
List Price: $17.00
Format: Paperback, 80 pages
Classification: Poetry
ISBN13: 9780822965602
Imprint: University of Pittsburgh Press
Publisher: University of Pittsburgh Press
Parent Company: University of Pittsburgh

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Nominee - Poetry

Confessions of a Barefaced Woman
by Allison Joseph

Publication Date: Jun 12, 2018
List Price: $17.95
Format: Paperback, 120 pages
Classification: Poetry
ISBN13: 9781597096096
Imprint: HarperTorch
Publisher: HarperCollins
Parent Company: News Corporation

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Nominee - Poetry

Ghost, Like a Place
by Iain Haley Pollock

Publication Date: Sep 18, 2018
List Price: $15.95
Format: Paperback, 100 pages
Classification: Poetry
ISBN13: 9781938584954
Imprint: Alice James Books
Publisher: Alice James Books
Parent Company: University of Maine at Farmington

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Winner - Youth/Teens

The Dream of America
by Jacqueline Woodson

Publication Date: Aug 28, 2018
List Price: $17.99
Format: Hardcover, 288 pages
Classification: Fiction
Target Age Group: Middle Grade
ISBN13: 9780399252525
Imprint: Nancy Paulsen Books
Publisher: Penguin Random House
Parent Company: Bertelsmann

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Nominee - Youth/Teens

The Journey of Little Charlie
by Christopher Paul Curtis

Publication Date: Jan 30, 2018
List Price: $16.99
Format: Hardcover, 256 pages
Classification: Fiction
Target Age Group: Middle Grade
ISBN13: 9780545156660
Imprint: Scholastic Press
Publisher: Scholastic Inc.
Parent Company: Scholastic Inc.

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Nominee - Youth/Teens

Chasing King’s Killer: The Hunt for Martin Luther King, Jr.’s Assassin: The Hunt for Martin Luther King, Jr.’s Assassin
by James L. Swanson

Publication Date: Jan 02, 2018
List Price: $19.99
Format: Hardcover, 384 pages
Classification: Nonfiction
Target Age Group: Middle Grade
ISBN13: 9780545723336
Imprint: Scholastic Press
Publisher: Scholastic Inc.
Parent Company: Scholastic Inc.

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Nominee - Youth/Teens

The 5 O’Clock Band
by Troy Andrews, Illustrated by Bryan Collier

Publication Date: Jun 19, 2018
List Price: $17.99
Format: Hardcover, 40 pages
Classification: Fiction
Target Age Group: Picture Book
ISBN13: 9781419728365
Imprint: Abrams Books for Young Readers
Publisher: Abrams
Parent Company: La Martinière Groupe

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Nominee - Youth/Teens

We Are Not Yet Equal: Understanding Our Racial Divide
by Carol Anderson and Tonya Bolden

Publication Date: Sep 11, 2018
List Price: $19.99
Format: Hardcover, 288 pages
Classification: Nonfiction
Target Age Group: Middle Grade
ISBN13: 9781547600762
Imprint: Bloomsbury YA
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing
Parent Company: Bloomsbury Publishing PLC

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