Book AwardsNAACP Image Award for Outstanding Literary Work

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Works (75)

The Shadow Speaker by Nnedi Okorafor
Your Blues Ain't Like Mine by Bebe Moore Campbell
By Any Means Necessary: The Trials and Tribulations of the Making of Malcolm X by Spike LeeNonfiction, 1994
Children of the Dust by Clancy CarlileFiction, 1996
Once Upon a Time When We Were Colored by Clifton L. TaulbertNonfiction, 1996
Mama Flora's Family by Alex HaleyFiction, 1999
With Ossie and Ruby: In This Life Together by Ossie DavisNonfiction, 1999
For the Love of Money by Omar TyreeFiction, 2001
A Day Late and a Dollar Short by Terry McMillanWinner, Fiction, 2002
Sally Hemings, an American Scandal: The Struggle to Tell the Controversial True Story by Tina AndrewsWinner, Non-Fiction, 2002
Keeping the Faith: Stories of Love, Courage, Healing and Hope from Black America by Tavis SmileyWinner, Non-Fiction, 2003
Nelson Mandela's Favorite African Folktales by Nelson MandelaWinner, Children's, 2003
Quilting the Black-Eyed Pea: Poems and Not Quite Poems by Nikki GiovanniWinner, Fiction, 2003
Love by Toni MorrisonWinner, Fiction, 2004
Why I Love Black Women by Michael Eric DysonWinner, Non-Fiction, 2004
Breaking the Cycle by ZaneWinner, Fiction, 2005
Hallelujah! The Welcome Table: A Lifetime of Memories with Recipes by Maya AngelouNonfiction, 2005
Woman, Thou Art Loosed!: Healing the Wounds of the Past by T. D. JakesFiction, 2005
Baby Brother's Blues by Pearl CleageWinner, Fiction, 2006
Is Bill Cosby Right?: Or Has the Black Middle Class Lost Its Mind? by Michael Eric DysonNonfiction, 2006
The Audacity of Hope: Thoughts on Reclaiming the American Dream by Barack ObamaNonfiction, 2007
Blonde Faith by Walter MosleyWinner, Fiction, 2007
In the Night of the Heat by Blair UnderwoodWinner, Fiction, 2008
Not on Our Watch: The Mission to End Genocide in Darfur and Beyond by Don CheadleNonfiction, 2008
Obama: From Promise to Power by David Mendell2008
Letter to My Daughter by Maya AngelouNonfiction, 2009
The Long Fall by Walter MosleyWinner, Fiction, 2009
In Search of Our Roots: How 19 Extraordinary African Americans Reclaimed Their Past by Henry Louis Jr GatesNonfiction, 2010
Getting to Happy by Terry McMillanFiction, 2011
The New Jim Crow: Mass Incarceration in the Age of Colorblindness by Michelle AlexanderNonfiction, 2011
Jesse Owens: I Always Loved Running (African-American Biography Library) by Jeff BurlingameYouth/Teens, 2012
My Song: A Memoir by Harry BelafonteBiography/Auto-Biography, 2012
Say Amen, Again by ReShonda Tate BillingsleyWinner, Fiction, 2012
The T.D. Jakes Relationship Bible: Life Lessons on Relationships from the Inspired Word of God by T. D. JakesInstructional, 2012
The Wealth Cure: Putting Money in Its Place by Hill HarperWinner, Non-Fiction, 2012
You Can Be a Friend by Tony DungyChildren, 2012
Across That Bridge: A Vision for Change and the Future of America by John LewisBiography/ Auto-Biography, 2013
Health First! The Black Woman's Wellness Guide by Eleanor Hinton Hoytt Instructional, 2013
Nikki G: A Portrait of Nikki Giovanni in Her Own Words by Darryl L. LacyDebut, 2013
The Oath: The Obama White House and The Supreme Court by Jeffrey ToobinNon-Fiction, 2013
Obama Talks Back: Global Lessons - A Dialogue with America's Young Leaders by Gregory ReedYouth/Teens, 2013
The Reverend's Wife (A Reverend Curtis Black Novel) by Kimberla Lawson RobyFiction, 2013
What Color Is My World?: The Lost History of African-American Inventors by Kareem Abdul-JabbarChildren, 2013
Anybody's Daughter by Pamela Samuels YoungWinner, Fiction, 2014
Courage Has No Color, The True Story of the Triple Nickles: America's First Black Paratroopers by Tanya Lee StoneYouth/Teens, 2014
Envisioning Emancipation: Black Americans and the End of Slavery by Deborah WillisNon-Fiction, 2014
Nelson Mandela by Kadir NelsonChildren, 2014
Nine Years Under: Coming of Age in an Inner-City Funeral Home by Sheri BookerWinner, Debut, 2014
The Rebellious Life of Mrs. Rosa Parks by Jeanne TheoharisBiography/Autobiography, 2014
Turn Me Loose: The Unghosting of Medgar Evers by Frank X. WalkerPoetry, 2014
The Vegucation of Robin: How Real Food Saved My Life by Robin QuiversInstructional, 2014
Breaking ground : my life in medicine by Louis W. SullivanBiography/ Auto Biography, 2015
Forty Acres: A Thriller by Dwayne Alexander SmithDebut, 2015
Just Mercy: A Story of Justice and Redemption by Bryan StevensonNon-Fiction, 2015
Promises Kept: Raising Black Boys to Succeed in School and in Life by Joe BrewsterInstructional, 2015
A Wanted Woman by Eric Jerome DickeyFiction, 2015
Between the World and Me by Ta-Nehisi CoatesBiography/ Auto-Biography, 2016
Soul Food Love: Healthy Recipes Inspired by One Hundred Years of Cooking in a Black Family by Alice RandallInstructional, 2016
Spectacle: The Astonishing Life of Ota Benga by Pamela NewkirkNon-Fiction, 2016
Stand Your Ground: A Novel by Victoria Christopher MurrayFiction, 2016
As Brave As You by Jason ReynoldsYouth/Teens, 2017
The Book of Harlan by Bernice L. McFaddenFiction, 2017
Born a Crime: Stories from a South African Childhood by Trevor NoahDebut, 2017
Collected Poems: 1974-2004 by Rita DovePoetry, 2017
Hidden Figures: The American Dream and the Untold Story of the Black Women Mathematicians Who Helped Win the Space Race by Margot Lee ShetterlyNonfiction, 2017
The Power of Broke: How Empty Pockets, a Tight Budget, and a Hunger for Success Can Become Your Greatest Competitive Advantage by Daymond JohnInstructional, 2017
Tiny Stitches: The Life of Medical Pioneer Vivien Thomas by Gwendolyn HooksChildren, 2017
The Annotated African American Folktales (The Annotated Books) by Henry Louis Gates Jr.not in English Common KnowledgeFiction, 2018
Defining Moments in Black History: Reading Between the Lies by Dick Gregorynot in English Common KnowledgeNoncition, 2018
An American Marriage by Tayari Jonesnot in English Common KnowledgeFiction, 2019
For Colored Girls Who Have Considered Politics by Donna Brazilenot in English Common KnowledgeNonfiction, 2019
The Revisioners by Margaret Wilkerson Sextonnot in English Common KnowledgeFiction, 2020
The Source of Self-Regard: Selected Essays, Speeches, and Meditations by Toni Morrisonnot in English Common KnowledgeNonfiction, 2020
The Awkward Black Man by Walter Mosleynot in English Common KnowledgeFiction, 2021
A Promised Land by Barack Obamanot in English Common KnowledgeNonfiction, 2021