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.


8 Image Award Winning and Nominated Books for 2021

Winner - Biography/Autobiography

The Dead Are Arising: The Life of Malcolm X
by Les Payne and Tamara Payne

Publication Date: Oct 20, 2020
List Price: $35.00
Format: Hardcover, 640 pages
Classification: Nonfiction
ISBN13: 9781631491665
Imprint: Liveright Publishing Corporation
Publisher: Liveright Publishing Corporation
Parent Company: Liveright Publishing Corporation

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Winner - Children

She Was the First!: The Trailblazing Life of Shirley Chisholm
by Katheryn Russell-Brown, Illustrated by Eric Velasquez

Publication Date: Aug 04, 2020
List Price: $19.95
Format: Hardcover, 40 pages
Classification: Fiction
Target Age Group: Picture Book
ISBN13: 9781620143469
Imprint: Lee & Low Books
Publisher: Lee & Low Books
Parent Company: Lee & Low Books

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Winner - Debut Author

We’re Better Than This: My Fight for the Future of Our Democracy
by Elijah E. Cummings

Publication Date: Sep 22, 2020
List Price: $28.99
Format: Hardcover
Classification: Nonfiction
ISBN13: 9780062992260
Imprint: Harper
Publisher: HarperCollins
Parent Company: News Corporation

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Winner - Fiction

The Awkward Black Man
by Walter Mosley

Publication Date: Sep 15, 2020
List Price: $26.00
Format: Hardcover, 336 pages
Classification: Fiction
ISBN13: 9780802149565
Imprint: Grove Press
Publisher: Grove Atlantic, Inc.
Parent Company: Grove Atlantic, Inc.

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Winner - Instructional

Vegetable Kingdom
by Bryant Terry

Publication Date: Feb 11, 2020
List Price: $30.00
Format: Hardcover, 256 pages
Classification: Nonfiction
ISBN13: 9780399581045
Imprint: Ten Speed Press
Publisher: Penguin Random House
Parent Company: Bertelsmann

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Winner - Nonfiction

A Promised Land
by Barack Obama

Publication Date: Nov 17, 2020
List Price: $45.00
Format: Hardcover, 768 pages
Classification: Nonfiction
ISBN13: 9781524763169
Imprint: Crown Publishing Group
Publisher: Penguin Random House
Parent Company: Bertelsmann

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Winner - Poetry

The Age of Phillis
by Honorée Fanonne Jeffers

Publication Date: Mar 03, 2020
List Price: $26.95
Format: Hardcover, 200 pages
Classification: Poetry
ISBN13: 9780819579492
Imprint: Wesleyan University Press
Publisher: Wesleyan University Press
Parent Company: Wesleyan University

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Winner - Youth/Teens

Before the Ever After
by Jacqueline Woodson

Publication Date: Sep 01, 2020
List Price: $17.99
Format: Hardcover, 176 pages
Classification: Fiction
Target Age Group: Middle Grade
ISBN13: 9780399545436
Imprint: Nancy Paulsen Books
Publisher: Penguin Random House
Parent Company: Bertelsmann

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