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.


40 Image Award Winning and Nominated Books for 2023

Nominee - Biography/Autobiography

Scenes from My Life: A Memoir
by Michael K. Williams

Publication Date: Aug 23, 2022
List Price: $28.99
Format: Hardcover, 288 pages
Classification: Nonfiction
ISBN13: 9780593240373
Imprint: Crown Publishing Group
Publisher: Penguin Random House
Parent Company: Bertelsmann

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Nominee - Biography/Autobiography

Walking in My Joy: In These Streets
by Jenifer Lewis

Publication Date: Aug 02, 2022
List Price: $28.99
Format: Hardcover, 320 pages
Classification: Nonfiction
ISBN13: 9780063079656
Imprint: Amistad
Publisher: HarperCollins
Parent Company: News Corp

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Nominee - Biography/Autobiography

A Way Out of No Way: A Memoir of Truth, Transformation, and the New American Story
by Raphael G. Warnock

Publication Date: Jun 14, 2022
List Price: $28.00
Format: Hardcover, 288 pages
Classification: Nonfiction
ISBN13: 9780593491546
Imprint: Penguin Press
Publisher: Penguin Random House
Parent Company: Bertelsmann

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Nominee - Biography/Autobiography

The Light We Carry: Overcoming in Uncertain Times
by Michelle Obama

Publication Date: Nov 15, 2022
List Price: $32.50
Format: Hardcover, 336 pages
Classification: Nonfiction
ISBN13: 9780593237465
Imprint: Crown Publishing Group
Publisher: Penguin Random House
Parent Company: Bertelsmann

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Nominee - Biography/Autobiography

You’ve Been Chosen: Thriving Through the Unexpected
by Cynt Marshall

Publication Date: Sep 13, 2022
List Price: $28.00
Format: Hardcover, 256 pages
Classification: Nonfiction
ISBN13: 9780593359419
Imprint: Ballantine Books
Publisher: Penguin Random House
Parent Company: Bertelsmann

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Nominee - Children

Stacey’s Remarkable Books
by Stacey Abrams aka Selena Montgomery, Illustrated by Kitt Thomas

Publication Date: Dec 13, 2022
List Price: $19.99
Format: Hardcover, 32 pages
Classification: Fiction
Target Age Group: Picture Book
ISBN13: 9780063271852
Imprint: Balzer + Bray
Publisher: HarperCollins
Parent Company: News Corp

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Nominee - Children

Black Gold
by Laura Obuobi, Illustrated by London Ladd

Publication Date: Oct 11, 2022
List Price: $18.99
Format: Hardcover, 40 pages
Classification: Fiction
Target Age Group: Picture Book
ISBN13: 9780063015760
Imprint: HarperCollins
Publisher: HarperCollins
Parent Company: News Corp

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Nominee - Children

Ablaze with Color: A Story of Painter Alma Thomas
by Jeanne Walker Harvey, Illustrated by Loveis Wise

Publication Date: Feb 22, 2022
List Price: $18.99
Format: Hardcover, 40 pages
Classification: Nonfiction
Target Age Group: Picture Book
ISBN13: 9780063021891
Imprint: HarperCollins
Publisher: HarperCollins
Parent Company: News Corp

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Nominee - Children

The Year We Learned to Fly
by Jacqueline Woodson, Illustrated by Rafael López

Publication Date: Jan 04, 2022
List Price: $18.99
Format: Hardcover, 32 pages
Classification: Fiction
Target Age Group: Picture Book
ISBN13: 9780399545535
Imprint: Nancy Paulsen Books
Publisher: Penguin Random House
Parent Company: Bertelsmann

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Nominee - Children

Blue: A History of the Color as Deep as the Sea and as Wide as the Sky
by Nana Ekua Brew-Hammond, Illustrated by Daniel Minter

Publication Date: Feb 15, 2022
List Price: $18.99
Format: Hardcover, 40 pages
Classification: Nonfiction
Target Age Group: Picture Book
ISBN13: 9781984894366
Imprint: Alfred A. Knopf Books for Young Readers
Publisher: Penguin Random House
Parent Company: Bertelsmann

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Nominee - Debut Author

Illustrated Black History: Honoring the Iconic and the Unseen
by George McCalman

Publication Date: Jul 19, 2022
List Price: $39.99
Format: Hardcover, 432 pages
Classification: Nonfiction
ISBN13: 9780062913234
Imprint: Amistad
Publisher: HarperCollins
Parent Company: News Corp

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Nominee - Debut Author

America Made Me a Black Man: A Memoir
by Boyah J. Farah

Publication Date: Sep 06, 2022
List Price: $26.99
Format: Hardcover, 256 pages
Classification: Nonfiction
ISBN13: 9780063073357
Imprint: Harper
Publisher: HarperCollins
Parent Company: News Corp

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Nominee - Debut Author

What the Fireflies Knew
by Kai Harris

Publication Date: Feb 01, 2022
List Price: $26.00
Format: Hardcover, 288 pages
Classification: Fiction
ISBN13: 9780593185346
Imprint: Tiny Reparations Books
Publisher: Penguin Random House
Parent Company: Bertelsmann

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Nominee - Debut Author

Truth’s Table: Black Women’s Musings on Life, Love, and Liberation
by Ekemini Uwan, Christina Edmondson, Michelle Higgins

Publication Date: Apr 26, 2022
List Price: $26.00
Format: Hardcover, 320 pages
Classification: Nonfiction
ISBN13: 9780593239735
Imprint: Convergent Books
Publisher: Penguin Random House
Parent Company: Bertelsmann

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Nominee - Debut Author

Marriage Be Hard: 12 Conversations to Keep You Laughing, Loving, and Learning with Your Partner
by Kevin Fredericks and Melissa Fredericks

Publication Date: Sep 13, 2022
List Price: $26.00
Format: Hardcover, 256 pages
Classification: Nonfiction
ISBN13: 9780593240427
Imprint: Convergent Books
Publisher: Penguin Random House
Parent Company: Bertelsmann

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Nominee - Fiction

Light Skin Gone to Waste
by Toni Ann Johnson

Publication Date: Oct 15, 2022
List Price: $22.95
Format: Paperback
Classification: Fiction
ISBN13: 9780820363066
Imprint: University of Georgia Press
Publisher: University of Georgia Press
Parent Company: University of Georgia

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Nominee - Fiction

Africa Risen: A New Era of Speculative Fiction
by Sheree Renee Thomas, Oghenechovwe Donald Ekpeki, and Zelda Knight

Publication Date: Nov 15, 2022
List Price: $27.99
Format: Hardcover, 528 pages
Classification: Fiction
ISBN13: 9781250833006
Imprint: Tordotcom
Publisher: Macmillan Publishers
Parent Company: Holtzbrinck Publishing Group

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Nominee - Fiction

The Keeper
by Tananarive Due and Steven Barnes, Illustrated by Bryan Christopher Moss

Publication Date: Sep 27, 2022
List Price: $24.99
Format: Hardcover, 176 pages
Classification: Fiction
ISBN13: 9781419751554
Imprint: Harry N. Abrams
Publisher: Harry N. Abrams
Parent Company: La Martinière Groupe

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Nominee - Fiction

You Made a Fool of Death with Your Beauty
by Akwaeke Emezi

Publication Date: May 24, 2022
List Price: $27.00
Format: Hardcover, 288 pages
Classification: Fiction
ISBN13: 9781982188702
Imprint: Atria Books
Publisher: Simon & Schuster, Inc.
Parent Company: KKR & Co. Inc.

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Nominee - Fiction

Take My Hand
by Dolen Perkins-Valdez

Publication Date: Apr 12, 2022
List Price: $27.00
Format: Hardcover, 368 pages
Classification: Fiction
ISBN13: 9780593337691
Imprint: Berkley Books
Publisher: Berkley
Parent Company: Berkley Publishing Group

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Nominee - Instructional

Cooking from the Spirit: Easy, Delicious, and Joyful Plant-Based Inspirations
by Tabitha Brown

Publication Date: Oct 04, 2022
List Price: $30.00
Format: Hardcover, 208 pages
Classification: Nonfiction
ISBN13: 9780063080324
Imprint: William Morrow
Publisher: HarperCollins
Parent Company: News Corp

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Nominee - Instructional

Homecoming: Overcome Fear and Trauma to Reclaim Your Whole, Authentic Self
by Thema Bryant

Publication Date: Mar 15, 2022
List Price: $26.00
Format: Hardcover, 256 pages
Classification: Nonfiction
ISBN13: 9780593418314
Imprint: TarcherPerigee
Publisher: Penguin Random House
Parent Company: Bertelsmann

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Nominee - Instructional

The 5 Principles: A Revolutionary Path to Health, Inner Wealth, and Knowledge of Self
by Khnum “Stic” Ibomu

Publication Date: Oct 18, 2022
List Price: $29.00
Format: Hardcover, 336 pages
Classification: Nonfiction
ISBN13: 9781538708088
Imprint: Balance
Publisher: Hachette Book Group
Parent Company: Lagardère Group

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Nominee - Instructional

Eat Plants, B*tch
by Pinky Cole

Publication Date: Nov 15, 2022
List Price: $28.99
Format: Hardcover, 240 pages
Classification: Nonfiction
ISBN13: 9781982178314
Imprint: Gallery Books/13A
Publisher: Simon & Schuster, Inc.
Parent Company: KKR & Co. Inc.

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Nominee - Instructional

Black Joy: Stories of Resistance, Resilience, and Restoration
by Tracey Michae’l Lewis-Giggetts

Publication Date: Feb 01, 2022
List Price: $27.99
Format: Hardcover, 288 pages
Classification: Nonfiction
ISBN13: 9781982176556
Imprint: Gallery Books
Publisher: Simon & Schuster, Inc.
Parent Company: KKR & Co. Inc.

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Nominee - Nonfiction

Finding Me: A Memoir
by Viola Davis

Publication Date: Apr 26, 2022
List Price: $28.99
Format: Hardcover, 304 pages
Classification: Nonfiction
ISBN13: 9780063037328
Imprint: HarperOne
Publisher: HarperCollins
Parent Company: News Corp

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Nominee - Nonfiction

Grace: President Obama and Ten Days in the Battle for America
by Cody Keenan

Publication Date: Oct 04, 2022
List Price: $29.99
Format: Hardcover, 320 pages
Classification: Nonfiction
ISBN13: 9780358651895
Imprint: Mariner Books
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Parent Company: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

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Nominee - Nonfiction

Nominee - Nonfiction

Who’s Black and Why?: A Hidden Chapter from the Eighteenth-Century Invention of Race
by Henry Louis Gates, Jr. and Andrew S. Curran

Publication Date: Mar 22, 2022
List Price: $29.95
Format: Hardcover, 320 pages
Classification: Nonfiction
ISBN13: 9780674244269
Imprint: Belknap Press
Publisher: Harvard University Press
Parent Company: Harvard University

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Nominee - Nonfiction

Requiem for the Massacre: A Black History on the Conflict, Hope, and Fallout of the 1921 Tulsa Race Massacre
by RJ Young

Publication Date: Nov 01, 2022
List Price: $27.00
Format: Hardcover, 336 pages
Classification: Nonfiction
ISBN13: 9781640095021
Imprint: Counterpoint
Publisher: Counterpoint
Parent Company: Counterpoint

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Nominee - Poetry

Best Barbarian: Poems
by Roger Reeves

Publication Date: Mar 22, 2022
List Price: $26.95
Format: Hardcover, 120 pages
Classification: Poetry
ISBN13: 9780393609332
Imprint: W. W. Norton & Company
Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company, Inc.
Parent Company: W. W. Norton & Company, Inc.

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Nominee - Poetry

Bluest Nude: Poems
by Ama Codjoe

Publication Date: Sep 13, 2022
List Price: $16.00
Format: Paperback, 120 pages
Classification: Poetry
ISBN13: 9781571315427
Imprint: Milkweed Editions
Publisher: Milkweed Editions
Parent Company: Milkweed Editions

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Nominee - Poetry

To the Realization of Perfect Helplessness
by Robin Coste Lewis

Publication Date: Dec 06, 2022
List Price: $35.00
Format: Hardcover, 384 pages
Classification: Poetry
ISBN13: 9781524732585
Imprint: Knopf Publishing Group
Publisher: Penguin Random House
Parent Company: Bertelsmann

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Nominee - Poetry

Concentrate: Poems
by Courtney Faye Taylor

Publication Date: Nov 01, 2022
List Price: $17.00
Format: Paperback, 96 pages
Classification: Poetry
ISBN13: 9781644452103
Imprint: Graywolf Press
Publisher: Graywolf Press
Parent Company: Graywolf Press

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Nominee - Poetry

Muse Found in a Colonized Body
by Yesenia Montilla

Publication Date: Sep 15, 2022
List Price: $17.95
Format: Paperback, 108 pages
Classification: Poetry
ISBN13: 9781954245327
Imprint: Four Way Books
Publisher: Four Way Books
Parent Company: Four Way Books

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Nominee - Youth/Teens

Inheritance: A Visual Poem
by Elizabeth Acevedo, Illustrated by Andrea Pippins

Publication Date: May 03, 2022
List Price: $16.99
Format: Hardcover, 48 pages
Classification: Nonfiction
Target Age Group: Young Adult
ISBN13: 9780062931948
Imprint: Quill Tree Books
Publisher: HarperCollins
Parent Company: News Corp

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Nominee - Youth/Teens

Maybe an Artist, a Graphic Memoir
by Liz Montague

Publication Date: Oct 18, 2022
List Price: $24.99
Format: Hardcover, 176 pages
Classification: Nonfiction
Target Age Group: Young Adult
ISBN13: 9780593307816
Imprint: Random House Studio
Publisher: Penguin Random House
Parent Company: Bertelsmann

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Nominee - Youth/Teens

Cookies & Milk
by Shawn Amos

Publication Date: May 24, 2022
List Price: $16.99
Format: Hardcover, 320 pages
Classification: Fiction
Target Age Group: Middle Grade
ISBN13: 9780759556775
Imprint: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers
Publisher: Hachette Book Group
Parent Company: Lagardère Group

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Nominee - Youth/Teens

Opening My Eyes Underwater: Essays on Hope, Humanity, and Our Hero Michelle Obama
by Ashley Woodfolk

Publication Date: Sep 27, 2022
List Price: $19.99
Format: Hardcover, 272 pages
Classification: Nonfiction
Target Age Group: Young Adult
ISBN13: 9781250240378
Imprint: Feiwel & Friends
Publisher: Macmillan Publishers
Parent Company: Holtzbrinck Publishing Group

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Nominee - Youth/Teens

Me and White Supremacy (Young Readers’)
by Layla Saad

Publication Date: Feb 01, 2022
List Price: $17.99
Format: Hardcover, 304 pages
Classification: Nonfiction
Target Age Group: Middle Grade
ISBN13: 9781728259086
Imprint: Sourcebooks Explore
Publisher: Sourcebooks
Parent Company: Sourcebooks

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