NAACP Image Award for Outstanding Literary Work, Nonfiction

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The NAACP Image Award winners for Outstanding Literary Work, Nonfiction:

Year Book Author Nominees
1994 By Any Means Necessary: The Trials and Tribulations of the Making of 'Malcolm X[1] Spike Lee and Ralph Wiley
1996 When We Were Colored[2] Clifton Taulbert
1999 With Ossie & Ruby: In This Life Together[3] Ossie Davis and Ruby Dee
2002 Sally Hemmings, An American Scandal[4] Tina Andrews
2003 Keeping the Faith[5] Tavis Smiley Maya Angelou-"A Song Flung Up To Heaven[5]"
DeWayne Wickham-"Bill Clinton and Black America"
Ilyasah Shabazz
Carla Kaplan-"Zora Neale Hurston: A Life in Letters"
2004 Why I Love Black Women[6] Michael Eric Dyson
2005 Hallelujah! The Welcome Table[7] Maya Angelou
2006 Is Bill Cosby Right? Or Has The Black Middle Class Lost Its Mind?[8] Michael Eric Dyson Stanley Williams-"Blue Rage, Black Redemption: A Memoir"[8]
Manning Marable and Myrlie Evers-Williams-"The Autobiography of Medgar Evers: A Hero's Life and Legacy Revealed Through His Writings, Letters and Speeche"
Anthony Asadullah Samad-"50 Years After Brown: The State of Black Equality in America"
John McWhorter-"Winning the Race: Beyond the Crisis in Black America"
2007 The Audacity of Hope: Thoughts on Reclaiming the American Dream[9] Barack Obama Michael Eric Dyson-"Come Hell or High Water: Hurricane Katrina and the Color of Disaster"[9]
Tavis Smiley-"The Covenant with Black America"
William C. Rhoden-"Forty Million Dollar Slaves: The Rise, Fall, and Redemption of the Black Athlete"
Gil L. Robertson-"Not In My Family: AIDS in the African American Community"
2008 Not on Our Watch[10] Don Cheadle and John Prendergast Randall Robinson-"An Unbroken Agony: Haiti, From Revolution to the Kidnapping of a President"[10]
Edwidge Danticat-"Brother, I\u2019m Dying"
Michael Eric Dyson-"Know What I Mean?: Reflections on Hip-Hop"
M. Dujon Johnson-"Race and Racism in the Chinas: Chinese Racial Attitudes Toward Africans and African-Americans"
2009 Letter to My Daughter[11] Maya Angelou
2010 In Search of Our Roots Henry Louis Gates Jr.[12] Cynthia Carter-"Freedom in My Heart: Voices From the United States National Slavery Museum"[12]
Al Gore-"Our Choice"
Arnold Mann and Keith Black-"Brain Surgeon: A Doctor\u2019s Inspiring Encounters With Mortality and Miracles"

Gil Robertson IV-"Family Affair: What It Means to be African American Today"
2011 The New Jim Crow: Mass Incarceration in the Age of Colorblindness[13] Michelle Alexander Tom Burrell-"Brainwashed: Challenging the Myth of Black Inferiority"[13]
Faith S. Holsaert-"Hands on the Freedom Plow: Personal Accounts of Women in SNCC"
Julianne Malveaux-"Surviving and Thriving 365 Days in Black Economic History"
Nell Irvin Painter-"The History of White People
2012 The Wealth Cure: Putting Money in Its Place Hill Harper[14] Melissa Harris-Perry-"Sister Citizen: Shame, Stereotypes, and Black Women in America"[14]
Russell Simmons-"Super Rich"
Elijah Anderson-"The Cosmopolitan Canopy"
Touré-"Who's Afraid of Post-Blackness?: What It Means to Be Black Now"
2013 The Oath: The Obama White House and the Supreme Court[15] Jeffrey Toobin Diane Brady-"Fraternity"[15]
Deborah Davis-"Guest of Honor: Booker T. Washington, Theodore Roosevelt, and the White House Dinner That Shocked a Nation"
"Connie Rice"-"Power Concedes Nothing: One Woman's Quest for Social Justice in America, from the Courtroom to the Kill Zones"
Shirley Sherrod-"The Courage to Hope"
2014 Envisioning Emancipation: Black Americans and the End of Slavery[16] Deborah Willis and Barbara Krauthamer Retha Powers-"Bartlett's Familiar Black Quotations: 5,000 Years of Literature, Lyrics, Poems, Passages, Phrases, and Proverbs from Voices Around the World"[16]
Carl Hart-"High Price: A Neuroscientist's Journey of Self-Discovery That Challenges Everything You Know About Drugs and Society"
Hill Harper-"Letters to an Incarcerated Brother: Encouragement, Hope, and Healing for Inmates and Their Loved Ones"
Henry Louis Gates Jr. and Donald Yacovone-"The African Americans: Many Rivers to Cross"
2015 Just Mercy: A Story of Justice and Redemption Bryan Stevenson[17] Roxane Gay-"Bad Feminist"[17]
Sheryll Cashin-"Place not Race: A New Vision of Opportunity in America"
Jeff Chang-"Who We Be: The Colorization of America"
2016 Spectacle: The Astonishing Life of Ota Benga[18] Pamela Newkirk Kathey Porter and Andrea Hoffman-"50 Billion Dollar Boss: African American Women Sharing Stories of Success in Entrepreneurship and Leadership"[18]
Jill Leovy-"Ghettoside: A True Story of Murder in America"
Wil Haygood-"SHOWDOWN: Thurgood Marshall and the Supreme Court Nomination That Changed America"
Elizabeth Alexander-"The Light of the World"

Multiple Wins and Nominations[edit]


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  17. ^ a b Washington, Arlene (February 6, 2015). "2015 Image Winners". The Hollywood Reporter. Retrieved May 10, 2016. 
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