Tuesday, February 17, 2009

2009 NAACP Image Award winners

Congratulations to the following writers!

Outstanding Literary Work – Fiction
In the Night of the Heat: A Tennyson Hardwick Novel – Blair Underwood, Tananarive Due, Steven Barnes (Atria Books/ Simon & Schuster) Go here for Tananarive's roundup of the night, including what it's like for a writer to get to walk a red carpet!

Outstanding Literary Work – Non-Fiction
Letter to My Daughter – Maya Angelou (Random House)

Outstanding Literary Work – Debut Author
Barack, Race, and the Media: Drawing My Own Conclusion – David Glenn Brown (David G. Brown Studios

Outstanding Literary Work – Biography/Auto-Biography
The Legs Are The Last To Go – Diahann Carroll (Amistad)

Outstanding Literary Work – Poetry
Hip Hop Speaks To Children: A Celebration of Poetry With a Beat – Nikki Giovanni (Source Books/Jabberwocky)

Outstanding Literary Work – Instructional
32 Ways To Be a Champion In Business – Earvin "Magic" Johnson (Crown Business)

Outstanding Literary Work – Children
Barack Obama: Son of Promise, Child of Hope – Nikki Grimes, (illustrator - Bryan Collier)

Outstanding Literary Work – Youth/Teens
Letters To a Young Sister: Define Your Destiny – Hill Harper (Gotham Books)

You may recall Bonnie Glover was a finalist for Going Down South. Chauncey Mabe, books editor of the South Florida Sun-Sentinel (who happens to be white), has started an online book club. Going Down South is his first pick. You can chat online with Bonnie at his club's site on Feb. 24.

1 comment:

LT said...

No offense, but am I the only one who doesn't understand why these books were chosen as the winners. I'm not calling out any one book in particular, but I am so not feeling these selections as the best of anything. Is that bad to say? Does anyone kind of agree that there were better options to be had? I'm just wondering what was the criteria used to select these books.