Outstanding Literary Work - Fiction
Jabari Asim "A Taste of Honey" Broadway Books
Terry McMillan "Getting to Happy" Penguin Group
Bernice L. McFadden "Glorious" Akashic Books
Pearl Cleage "Till You Hear From Me" Ballantine Books/One World
*Dolen Perkins-Valdez "Wench" Amistad* ("Pearls, Books, and Tea": SophistiKat Book Club Pick)
Outstanding Literary Work - Non-Fiction
Tom Burrell "Brainwashed: Challenging the Myth of Black Inferiority" SmileyBooks
Editors: Faith S. Holsaert, Judy Richardson, Martha Prescod Norman Noonan, Betty Garman Robinson, Jean Smith Young, Dorothy M. Zellner "Hands on the Freedom Plow: Personal Accounts of Women in SNCC" University of Illinois Press
Dr. Julianne Malveaux "Surviving and Thriving 365 Days in Black Economic History"
Last Word Productions, Inc.
Nell Irvin Painter "The History of White People" W.W. Norton & Company
Michelle Alexander "The New Jim Crow: Mass Incarceration in the Age of Colorblindness"
The New Press
Outstanding Literary Work - Debut Author
Dolen Perkins-Valdez "Wench" Amistad
Heidi Durrow "The Girl Who Fell from the Sky" Algonquin Books of Chapel Hill
Isabel Wilkerson "The Warmth of Other Suns: The Epic Story of America's Great Migration"
Maaza Mengiste "Beneath the Lion's Gaze" W.W. Norton & Company
Peter Akinti "Forest Gate" Free Press/Simon & Schuster
Outstanding Literary Work - Biography/Auto-Bography
Ruth Hobday, Nelson Mandela "Conversations with Myself" Farrar, Straus and Giroux
Jay-Z "Decoded" Spiegel & Gran, a division of Random House
Condoleezza Rice "Extraordinary, Ordinary People" Crown Archetype
Shoshana Johnson, Mary Doyle "I'm Still Standing: From Captive U.S. Soldier to Free Citizen - My Journey Home" Touchstone, An Imprint of Simon & Schuster
Ray Charles Robinson, Jr. "You Don't Know Me: Reflections of My Father, Ray Charles"
Outstanding Literary Work - Instructional
Antwone Fisher "A Boy Should Know How to Tie a Tie: And Other Lessons for Succeeding in Life"
Touchstone, An Imprint of Simon & Schuster
Robert Ferguson "Diet-Free for Life: A Revolutionary Food, Fitness and Mindset Makeover to Maximize Fat Loss" Penguin Group USA, Perigee Hardcover
Malaak Compton-Rock "If it Takes a Village, Build One: How I Found Meaning Through a Life of Service and 100+ Ways You Can Too" Crown Archetype
Kirk Franklin "The Blueprint: A Plan for Living Above Life's Storms" Gotham Books
Elaine Meryl Brown, Rhonda McLean, Marsha Haygood "The Little Black Book of Success: Laws of Leadership for Black Women"Ballantine Books/One World
Outstanding Literary Work - Poetry
Nikki Giovanni "100 Best African-American Poems" Sourcebooks MediaFusion
Alice Walker (Author), Shiloh McCloud (Illustrator) "Hard Times Require Furious Dancing"
New World Library
Major Jackson "Holding Company" W.W. Norton & Company
Camille T. Dungy "Suck on the Marrow" Red Hen Press
Derek Walcott "White Egrets" Farrar, Straus and Giroux
Outstanding Literary Work - Children
Eric Velasquez "Grandma's Gift" Bloomsbury USA Children's Books
Donna Jo Napoli (Author), Kadir Nelson (Illustrator) "Mama Miti: Wangai Maathai and the Tree of Kenya" Paula Wiseman Books, Simon & Schuster Children's Publishing
Holly Robinson Peete, Ryan Elizabeth Peete (Authors), Shane W. Evans (Illustrator)
"My Brother Charlie" Scholastic Press
Monica Brown (Author), Joe Cepeda (Illustrator) "Side by Side/Lado a Lado: The Story of Delores Huerta and Cesar Chavez"Harper Collins Children's Books
Eloise Greenfield (Author), Jan Spivey Gilchrist (Illustrator) "The Great Migration: Journey to the North" Harper Collins Children's Books
Outstanding Literary Work - Youth/Teens
Condoleezza Rice "Condoleezza Rice A Memoir of My Extraordinary, Ordinary Family and Me"
Random House Children's Books
Walter Dean Myers "Lockdown" Harper Collins Children's Books
Jeff Burlingame "Malcolm X: I Believe in the Brotherhood of Man, All Men" Enslow Publishers, Inc.
Sharon Draper "Out of My Mind" Atheneum Young Reader
Rita Williams-Garcia "One Crazy Summer" Harper Collins Children's Books