LITERATURE

Outstanding Literary Work – Fiction

“Another Brooklyn” – Jacqueline Woodson (HarperCollins /Amistad)

“The Book of Harlan” – Bernice L. McFadden (Akashic Books)

“The Illegal” – Lawrence Hill (W. W. Norton & Company)

“The Mother” – Yvvette Edwards (HarperCollins Publishers / Amistad)

“The Underground Railroad: A Novel” – Colson Whitehead (Doubleday)

Outstanding Literary Work – Non-Fiction

“Democracy in Black: How Race Still Enslaves the American Soul” – Eddie S. Glaude Jr. (Crown / The Crown Publishing Group)

“Freedom is a Constant Struggle” – Angela Y. Davis (Author), Cornel West (Foreword), (Haymarket Books)

“Hidden Figures” – Margot Lee Shetterly (HarperCollins Publishers / William Morrow)

“Stamped from the Beginning: The Definitive History of Racist Ideas in America” – Ibram X. Kendi (Nation Books)

“Writings on the Wall: Searching for a New Equality Beyond Black and White” – Kareem Abdul-Jabbar (Author), Raymond Obstfeld (Author), (Time Inc. Books)

Outstanding Literary Work – Debut Author

“Born A Crime: Stories from a South African Childhood” – Trevor Noah (Random House)

“Carry On” – Lisa Fenn (HarperCollins Publishers / Harper Wave)

“Crook County: Racism and Injustice in America’s Largest Criminal Court” – Dr. Nicole Gonzalez Van Cleve (Stanford University Press)

“Grace: A Novel” – Natashia Deón (Counterpoint Press)

“United: Thoughts on Finding Common Ground and Advancing the Common Good” – Cory Booker (Ballantine Books)

Outstanding Literary Work – Biography/ Auto-Biography

“Answering the Call: An Autobiography of the Modern Struggle to End Racial Discrimination in America” – Nathaniel Jones (The New Press)

“Around the Way Girl: A Memoir” – Taraji P. Henson (37 Ink/Atria Books)

“Born A Crime: Stories from a South African Childhood” – Trevor Noah (Random House)

“Invisible Man, Got the Whole World Watching, A Young Black Man’s Education” – Mychal Denzel Smith (Nation Books)

“My Life with Earth, Wind & Fire” – Herb Powell (Author), Maurice White (Author), Steve Harvey (Foreword), David Foster (Foreword), (HarperCollins Publishers / Amistad)

Outstanding Literary Work – Instructional

“Green Smoothies for Life” – JJ Smith (Atria Books)

“LA Reid Sing to Me: My Story of Making Music, Finding Magic, and Searching for Who’s Next” – LA Reid (Harper Collins)

“Running the Long Race in Gifted Education: Narratives and Interviews from Culturally Diverse Gifted Adults” – Joy M. Scott-Carrol (Author), Anthony Sparks (Author), Diana Slaughter Kotzin (Foreword), (IGET-Network Press/Book Publisher’s Network)

“The Book of Joy: Lasting Happiness in a Changing World ” – The Dalai Lama (Author), Desmond Tutu (Author), Douglas Abrams (With), (Avery)

“The Power of Broke: How Empty Pockets, a Tight Budget, and a Hunger for Success Can Become Your Greatest Competitive Advantage” – Daymond John (Author), Daniel Paisner (With), (Crown Business / The Crown Publishing Group)

Outstanding Literary Work – Poetry

“Collected Poems: 1974 — 2004” – Rita Dove (W. W. Norton & Company)

“Counting Descent” – Clint Smith (Write Bloody Publishing)

“The Big Book of Exit Strategies” – Jamaal May (Alice James Books)

“The Sobbing School” – Joshua Bennett (Penguin Books)

“Thief in the Interior” – Phillip B. Williams (Alice James Books)

Outstanding Literary Work – Children

“A Poem for Peter: The Story of Ezra Jack Keats and the Creation of The Snowy Day” – Andrea Davis Pinkney (Author), Lou Fancher (Illustrator), Steve Johnson (Illustrator), (Viking Children’s Books)

“Daddy’s Little Girl” – Karissa Culbreath (CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform)

“Radiant Child: The Story of Young Artist Jean-Michel Basquiat” – Javaka Steptoe (Little, Brown Books for Young Readers)

“The Golden Girls Of Rio” – Nikkolas Smith (Skyhorse Publishing / Sky Pony Press)

“Tiny Stitches: The Life of Medical Pioneer Vivien Thomas” – Gwendolyn Hooks (Author), Colin Bootman (Illustrator), (Lee & Low Books)

Outstanding Literary Work – Youth/Teens

“As Brave As You” – Jason Reynolds (Simon & Schuster (Atheneum/Caitlyn Dlouhy Books))

“Riding Chance” – Christine Kendall (Scholastic / Scholastic Press)

“Same But Different: Teen Life on the Autism Express” – Holly Robinson Peete (Author), Ryan Elizabeth Peete (Author), RJ Peete (Author), (Scholastic Scholastic Press)

“The Hero Two Doors Down: Based on the True Story of Friendship Between a Boy and a Baseball Legend” – Sharon Robinson (Scholastic / Scholastic Press)

“Two Naomis” – Olugbemisola Rhuday-Perkovich (Author), Audrey Vernick (Author), (HarperCollins Children’s Books)

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