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Monday, March 14, 2011

NAACP Image Awards (2010-11)

2011 info from NAACP Image Awards accessed 1/13/11

2011 Nominees
Literature Nominees

Outstanding Literary Work - Fiction
A Taste of Honey Jabari Asim
Getting to Happy Terry McMillan -- Winner!
Glorious Bernice L. McFadden
Till You Hear From Me Pearl Cleage
Wench Dolen Perkins

Outstanding Literary Work - Non-Fiction
Brainwashed: Challenging the Myth of Black Inferiority Tom Burrell
Hands on the Freedom Plow: Personal Accounts of Women in SNCC
Editors: Faith S. Holsaert, Judy Richardson, Martha Prescod Norman Noonan, Betty Garman Robinson, Jean Smith Young, Dorothy M. Zellner
Surviving and Thriving 365 Days in Black Economic History Dr. Julianne Malveaux
The History of White People Nell Irvin Painter
The New Jim Crow: Mass Incarceration in the Age of Colorblindness Michelle Alexander -- Winner!

Outstanding Literary Work - Debut Author
Wench Dolen Perkins-Valdez
The Girl Who Fell from the Sky Heidi Durrow
The Warmth of Other Suns: The Epic Story of America's Great Migration Isabel Wilkerson -- Winner!
Beneath the Lion's Gaze Maaza Mengiste
Forest Gate Peter Akinti

Outstanding Literary Work - Biography/Auto-BographyConversations with Myself
Ruth Hobday, Nelson Mandela
Decoded Jay-Z
Extraordinary, Ordinary People Condoleezza Rice
I'm Still Standing: From Captive U.S. Soldier to Free Citizen - My Journey Home Shoshana Johnson
You Don't Know Me: Reflections of My Father, Ray Charles Ray Charles Robinson, Jr. -- Winner!

Outstanding Literary Work - Instructional
A Boy Should Know How to Tie a Tie: And Other Lessons for Succeeding in Life Antwone Fisher -- Winner!
Diet-Free for Life: A Revolutionary Food, Fitness and Mindset Makeover to Maximize Fat Loss Robert Ferguson
If it Takes a Village, Build One: How I Found Meaning Through a Life of Service and 100+ Ways You Can Too Malaak Compton-Rock
The Blueprint: A Plan for Living Above Life's Storms Kirk Franklin
The Little Black Book of Success: Laws of Leadership for Black Women Elaine Meryl Brown, Rhonda McLean, Marsha Haygood

Outstanding Literary Work - Poetry
100 Best African-American Poems Nikki Giovanni -- Winner!
Hard Times Require Furious Dancing Alice Walker (Author), Shiloh McCloud (Illustrator)
Holding Company Major Jackson
Suck on the Marrow Camille T. Dungy
White Egrets Derek Walcott

Outstanding Literary Work - Children
Grandma's Gift Eric Velasquez
Mama Miti: Wangai Maathai and the Tree of Kenya Donna Jo Napoli (Author), Kadir Nelson (Illustrator)
My Brother Charlie Holly Robinson Peete, Ryan Elizabeth Peete -- Winner!
Side by Side/Lado a Lado: The Story of Delores Huerta and Cesar ChavezMonica Brown (Author), Joe Cepeda (Illustrator)
The Great Migration: Journey to the North Eloise Greenfield (Author), Jan Pivey Gilchrist (Illustrator)

Outstanding Literary Work - Youth/Teens
Condoleezza Rice A Memoir of My Extraordinary, Ordinary Family and Me Condoleezza Rice -- Winner!
Lockdown Walter Dean Myers
Malcolm X: I Believe in the Brotherhood of Man, All Men Jeff Burlingame
Out of My Mind Sharon Draper
One Crazy Summer Rita Williams-Garcia

The winners of the 41st annual NAACP Image Awards (2010), announced last Friday, include (via the New York Times):

Literary work, fiction: The Long Fall by Walter Mosley
Literary work, non-fiction: In Search of Our Roots: How 19 Extraordinary African Americans Reclaimed Their Past by Henry Louis Gates, Jr.
Literary work, debut author: A Question of Freedom by R. Dwayne Betts
Literary work, biography/autobiography: Michelle Obama by Deborah Willis
Literary work, instructional: Act Like a Lady, Think Like a Man by Steve Harvey
Literary work, poetry: Bicycles by Nikki Giovanni
Literary work, children: Our Children Can Soar: A Celebration of Rosa, Barack, and the Pioneers of Change by Michelle Cook
Literary work, youth/teens: Michelle Obama: Meet the First Lady by David Bergen Brophy
Motion picture: Precious: Based on the Novel 'Push' by Sapphire
Actress in a motion picture: Gabourey Sidibe for Precious: Based on the Novel 'Push' by Sapphire
Supporting actress in a motion picture: MoNique for Precious: Based on the Novel 'Push' by Sapphire
Independent motion picture: Precious: Based on the Novel 'Push' by Sapphire
Writing in a motion picture: Geoffrey Fletcher for Precious: Based on the Novel 'Push' by Sapphire
Directing in a motion picture: Lee Daniels for Precious: Based on the Novel 'Push' by Sapphire

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