Tuesday, January 13, 2009

NAACP Image Award Nominees

Congratulations to all the finalists for the 2009 NAACP Image Awards, including friend of the blog, Bonnie Glover! I'm going to suggest some of these books might be enjoyable by non-blacks as well. So white folks, read on.
To celebrate her nomination, Bonnie's giving a FREE, SIGNED copy of Going Down South to one lucky winner. Leave a comment on this post and I'll draw a name at random at 5 p.m. MST Monday, January 19 and announce the winner on Tuesday, Jan. 20.

Outstanding Literary Work – Fiction

Blood Colony: A Novel – Tananarive Due (Atria Books/Simon & Schuster)
Going Down South: A Novel – Bonnie J. Glover (Random House/One World/Ballantine)
In the Night of the Heat: A Tennyson Hardwick Novel – Blair Underwood, Tananarive Due, Steven Barnes (Atria Books/Simon & Schuster)
Just Too Good to Be True – E. Lynn Harris (Doubleday)
Song Yet Sung – James McBride (Riverhead Books)

Outstanding Literary Work – Non-Fiction

Hope on a Tightrope: Words and Wisdom – Cornel West (Smiley Books)
Letter to My Daughter – Maya Angelou (Random House)
Moving to Higher Ground – Wynton Marsalis, Geoffrey Ward (Random House)
The Sea is So Wide And My Boat is So Small – Marian Wright Edelman (Hyperion)
There’s No Traffic on the Extra Mile: Lessons on the Road From Dreams to Destiny – Rickey Minor (Gotham Books)

Outstanding Literary Work – Debut Author

Barack, Race, and the Media: Drawing My Own Conclusion – David Glenn Brown (David G. Brown Studios)
The Beautiful Struggle – Ta-Nehisi Coates (Spiegel and Grau)
Homeroom Heroes: Freshman Edition – Michael B. Jordan, Rahfeal Gordan (RahGor Publishing)
No Way Home – Carlos Acosta (Scribner)
War of the Blood In My Veins – Dashaun "Jiwe" Morris (Scribner)

Outstanding Literary Work – Biography/Autobiography

21 Nights – Prince (Atria Books/Simon & Schuster)
Baldwin’s Harlem: A Biography of James Baldwin – Herb Boyd (Atria Books/Simon & Schuster)
The Black List – Timothy Greenfield-Sanders, Elvis Mitchell (Atria Books/Simon & Schuster)
The Legs Are The Last to Go – Diahann Carroll (Amistad)
Maya Angelou: A Glorious Celebration – Marcia Ann Gillespie, Rosa Johnson Butler, Richard A. Long (Doubleday)

Outstanding Literary Work – Instructional

32 Ways to Be A Champion in Business – Earvin "Magic" Johnson (Crown Business)
The Black Male Handbook: A Blueprint for Life – Kevin Powell (Atria Books/Simon & Schuster)
Dining in – G. Garvin (Meredith Books)
Good is not Enough and Other Unwritten Rules for Minority Professionals – Keith R. Wyche (Portfolio/Centennial)
Tapping the Power Within: A Path To Self-Empowerment For Women – Iyanla Vanzant (Smiley Books)

Outstanding Literary Work – Poetry

Hardheaded Weather – Cornelius Eady (Marian Wood Books)
Hip Hop Speaks To Children: A Celebration of Poetry With A Beat – Nikki Giovanni (Source Books/Jabberwocky)
Honoring the Ancestors – James Cherry (Third World Press)
Things I Must Have Known – A B Spellman (Coffee House Press)
Warhorses – Yusef Komunyakaa (Farrar, Straus and Giroux)

Outstanding Literary Work – Children

Amazing Peace: A Christmas Poem – Maya Angelou (illustrators - Lou Fancher & Steven Johnson) (Schwartz & Wade)
Barack Obama: Son of Promise, Child of Hope – Nikki Grimes, (illustrator - Bryan Collier) (Simon & Schuster)
Say a Little Prayer – Dionne Warwick, David Freeman Wooley, Tonya Bolden, (illustrator – Soud) (Running Press)
We Are the Ship: The Story of Negro League Baseball – Kadir Nelson (Disney Publishing)
You Can Do It! – Tony Dungy, (illustrator - Amy June Bates) (Simon & Schuster)

Outstanding Literary Work – Youth/Teens

Beacon Hills High – Mo’Nique Imes Jackson, Sherri McGee McCovey (Amistad)
Joseph – Shelia P. Moses (Simon & Schuster)
Letters To A Young Sister: Define Your Destiny – Hill Harper (Gotham Books)
Robert F. Kennedy Jr.’s American Heroes: Robert Smalls, The Boat Thief – Robert F. Kennedy, Jr., (illustrator Patrick Faricy) (Disney Hyperion)
Sugar Plum Ballerinas: Plum Fantastic – Whoopi Goldberg, Nancy Cato, (illustrator - Maryn Roos)(Disney Publishing)


Lisa said...

Congratulations to Bonnie Glover!

Moanerplicity said...

Mad props and majorly congrats to Bonnie and all the other talented and fortunate scribes who've been nominated. It's quite an honor.

Looks like I've some new books to purchase!

Thanks for keeping your readers updated, my friend.

Snatch JOY!


wdjenkins1 said...

I just suggested Going Down South to my church book club for our March selection! It's wonderful to see it nominated. Congratulations, Bonnie!

Patricia W. said...

Congratulations to Bonnie, and all the nominees.

Angie said...

Congrats to everyone who was nominated!


Shauna Roberts said...

Congratulations to any nominee who reads this!

Spec fic writer Tannanrive Due seems to be on a roll with two nominations. I recently bought Blood Colony and this makes me even more eager to read it.

Simply Said Reading Accessories said...

I’ve started a discussion on my blog you may find interesting (I hope)!!! Please check out my blog about Rearrange A Bookstore Day, You made me think to pass it on and start a movement!!!
this can be huge for us all. Please check out my blog and I want your feedback, and your bloggers too!www.simplysaidreadingaccessories.blogspot.com

Shauna Roberts said...

I honored your blog today with a Prémio Dardos award at my blog: http://shaunaroberts.blogspot.com/2009/01/prmio-dardos.html. Thanks for being a bright light in the blogging world.

Carleen Brice said...

Simply Said, I really appreciate the thought, but I'm not sure this achieves what you want to achieve. For example, what happens when someone comes in the store specifically looking for a title and the staff can't find it because it's been moved? Good on you though for being a conscious book buyer!

Shauna, Thanks so much. I'm honored!

Lafreya said...

Tannanrive Due is a wonderful writer. I met her a conference and we had a long conversation writing and publishing. She gave me some great advice.

the prisoner's wife said...

yay...more books to add to my list!