Did you know the NAACP Image Awards included literature?
But then I read Tanita S. Davis' blog post where she shared that she'd been nominated!
There's a party over at Finding Wonderland, so go over and join in.
Here are all the nominees in the Outstanding Literary Work – Youth/Teens Category:
"Claudette Colvin: Twice Towards Justice" – Phillip Hoose (Macmillan Children's Publishing Group/Farrar Straus and Giroux)
"Just Another Hero" – Sharon Draper (Atheneum/Simon & Schuster Children's Publishing)
"Mare's War" – Tanita S. Davis (Random House Children's Books)
"Michelle Obama: Meet the First Lady" – David Bergen Brophy (Collins-An Imprint of HarperCollins Children's Books)
"The Rock and the River" – Kekla Magoon (Aladdin/Simon & Schuster Children's Publishing)
And yes, there is a children's category:
"Child of the Civil Rights Movement" – Paula Young Shelton (Random House Children's Books)
"The Negro Speaks of Rivers" – Langston Hughes (Author), E.B. Lewis (Illustrator) (Disney-Jump at the Sun/Disney Book Group)
"Our Children Can Soar: A Celebration of Rosa, Barack, and the Pioneers of Change" – Michelle Cook (Bloomsbury Children's Books)
"Peeny Butter Fudge" – Toni Morrison and Slade Morrison (Paula Wiseman Books/Simon & Schuster Children's Publishing)
"Sugar Plum Ballerinas #2: Toeshoe Trouble" – Whoopi Goldberg (Disney-Jump at the Sun/Disney Book Group)
And yes, in the future, I'll be sharing this annually and not just when a friend gets nominated.
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