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Toni Morrison, Margaret Wilkerson Sexton, and Lupita Nyong’o won NAACP Image Awards.

Katie Yee

February 24, 2020, 1:10pm

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

 

FICTION

Margaret Wilkerson Sexton, The Revisioners

Margaret Wilkerson Sexton, The Revisioners 
(Counterpoint)

 

NONFICTION

The Source of Self-Regard_Toni Morrison

Toni Morrison, The Source of Self-Regard
(Knopf)

 

DEBUT AUTHOR

I Am Dance_Hal Banfield

Hal Banfield, I Am Dance
(Literary Revolutionary)

 

BIOGRAPHY/AUTOBIOGRAPHY

Elaine Welteroth, More Than Enough 
(Viking)

 

INSTRUCTIONAL

Your Next Level Life_Karen Arrington

Karen Arrington, Your Next Level Life
(Tiny Press)

 

POETRY

Reginald Dwayne Betts, Felon
(W. W. Norton)

 

CHILDREN’S LITERATURE

Sulwe_Lupita Nyong'o

Lupita Nyong’o, Sulwe
(Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers)

 

YOUNG ADULT

Around Harvard Square_CJ Farley

C. J. Farley, Around Harvard Square
(Black Sheep)

[h/t okayafrica]

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