Toni Morrison, Margaret Wilkerson Sexton, and Lupita Nyong’o won NAACP Image Awards.
This past Saturday, the 51st NAACP Image Award winners were announced at a ceremony in California. The annual event celebrates the achievements of people of color in the arts (hello, Lizzo, Entertainer of the Year, I love you), and highlights individuals who promote social justice in their creative work (cue Rihanna calling on allies to pull up).
Here are the winners in the Literature category. (BRB, ordering Lupita Nyong’o’s children’s book.)
NAACP IMAGE AWARDS: OUTSTANDING LITERARY WORK
Margaret Wilkerson Sexton, The Revisioners
Toni Morrison, The Source of Self-Regard
Hal Banfield, I Am Dance
Elaine Welteroth, More Than Enough
Karen Arrington, Your Next Level Life
Reginald Dwayne Betts, Felon
(W. W. Norton)
Lupita Nyong’o, Sulwe
(Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers)
C. J. Farley, Around Harvard Square