NAACP Image Award for Outstanding Literary Work, Nonfiction
This page lists the winners and nominees for the NAACP Image Award for Outstanding Literary Work, Nonfiction. Maya Angelou and Michael Eric Dyson hold the record for most wins in this category, with two each.
Winners and nominees
Winners are listed first and highlighted in bold.
|By Any Means Necessary: The Trials and Tribulations of the Making of 'Malcolm X'||Spike Lee and Ralph Wiley|||
|When We Were Colored||Clifton Taulbert|||
|With Ossie & Ruby: In This Life Together||Ossie Davis and Ruby Dee|||
|Sally Hemmings, An American Scandal||Tina Andrews|||
|Keeping the Faith||Tavis Smiley|||
|A Song Flung Up to Heaven||Maya Angelou|
|Bill Clinton and Black America||DeWayne Wickham|
|Growing Up X||Ilyasah Shabazz|
|Zora Neale Hurston: A Life in Letters||Carla Kaplan|
|Why I Love Black Women||Michael Eric Dyson|||
|Hallelujah! The Welcome Table||Maya Angelou|||
|Is Bill Cosby Right? Or Has the Black Middle Class Lost Its Mind?||Michael Eric Dyson|||
|Blue Rage, Black Redemption: A Memoir||Stanley Williams|
|The Autobiography of Medgar Evers: A Hero's Life and Legacy Revealed Through His Writings, Letters and Speeches||Manning Marable and Myrlie Evers-Williams|
|50 Years After Brown: The State of Black Equality in America||Anthony Asadullah Samad|
|Winning the Race: Beyond the Crisis in Black America||John McWhorter|
|The Audacity of Hope: Thoughts on Reclaiming the American Dream||Barack Obama|||
|Come Hell or High Water: Hurricane Katrina and the Color of Disaster||Michael Eric Dyson|
|The Covenant with Black America||Tavis Smiley|
|Forty Million Dollar Slaves: The Rise, Fall, and Redemption of the Black Athlete||William C. Rhoden|
|Not in My Family: AIDS in the African American Community||Gil L. Robertson|
|Not on Our Watch||Don Cheadle and John Prendergast|||
|An Unbroken Agony: Haiti, From Revolution to the Kidnapping of a President||Randall Robinson|
|Brother, I'm Dying||Edwidge Danticat|
|Know What I Mean?: Reflections on Hip-Hop||Michael Eric Dyson|
|Race and Racism in the Chinas: Chinese Racial Attitudes Toward Africans and African-Americans||M. Dujon Johnson|
|Letter to My Daughter||Maya Angelou|||
|In Search of Our Roots||Henry Louis Gates Jr.|||
|Freedom in My Heart: Voices From the United States National Slavery Museum||Cynthia Carter|
|Our Choice||Al Gore|
|Brain Surgeon: A Doctor's Inspiring Encounters With Mortality and Miracles||Arnold Mann and Keith Black|
|Family Affair: What It Means to Be African American Today||Gil L. Robertson|
|The New Jim Crow: Mass Incarceration in the Age of Colorblindness||Michelle Alexander|||
|Brainwashed: Challenging the Myth of Black Inferiority||Tom Burrell|
|Hands on the Freedom Plow: Personal Accounts of Women in SNCC||Faith S. Holsaert|
|Surviving and Thriving 365 Days in Black Economic History||Julianne Malveaux|
|The History of White People||Nell Irvin Painter|
|The Wealth Cure: Putting Money in Its Place||Hill Harper|||
|Sister Citizen: Shame, Stereotypes, and Black Women in America||Melissa Harris-Perry|
|Super Rich||Russell Simmons|
|The Cosmopolitan Canopy||Elijah Anderson|
|Who's Afraid of Post-Blackness?: What It Means to Be Black Now||Touré|
|The Oath: The Obama White House and the Supreme Court||Jeffrey Toobin|||
|Guest of Honor: Booker T. Washington, Theodore Roosevelt, and the White House Dinner That Shocked a Nation||Deborah Davis|
|Power Concedes Nothing: One Woman's Quest for Social Justice in America, from the Courtroom to the Kill Zones||Connie Rice|
|The Courage to Hope||Shirley Sherrod|
|Envisioning Emancipation: Black Americans and the End of Slavery||Deborah Willis and Barbara Krauthamer|||
|Bartlett's Familiar Black Quotations: 5,000 Years of Literature, Lyrics, Poems, Passages, Phrases, and Proverbs from Voices Around the World||Retha Powers|
|High Price: A Neuroscientist's Journey of Self-Discovery That Challenges Everything You Know About Drugs and Society||Carl Hart|
|Letters to an Incarcerated Brother: Encouragement, Hope, and Healing for Inmates and Their Loved Ones||Hill Harper|
|The African Americans: Many Rivers to Cross||Henry Louis Gates Jr. and Donald Yacovone|
|Just Mercy: A Story of Justice and Redemption||Bryan Stevenson|||
|Bad Feminist||Roxane Gay|
|Place Not Race: A New Vision of Opportunity in America||Sheryll Cashin|
|Who We Be: The Colorization of America||Jeff Chang|
|Spectacle: The Astonishing Life of Ota Benga||Pamela Newkirk|||
|50 Billion Dollar Boss: African American Women Sharing Stories of Success in Entrepreneurship and Leadership||Kathey Porter and Andrea Hoffman|
|Ghettoside: A True Story of Murder in America||Jill Leovy|
|Showdown: Thurgood Marshall and the Supreme Court Nomination That Changed America||Wil Haygood|
|The Light of the World||Elizabeth Alexander|
|Hidden Figures||Margot Lee Shetterly|||
|Democracy in Black: How Race Still Enslaves the American Soul||Eddie S. Glaude|
|Stamped from the Beginning: The Definitive History of Racist Ideas in America||Ibram X. Kendi|
|Writings on the Wall: Searching for a New Equality Beyond Black and White||Kareem Abdul-Jabbar and Raymond Obstfeld|
Multiple wins and nominations
- 2 wins
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- "1996 Image Award Winners". LA Times. April 8, 1996. Retrieved July 13, 2016.
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- "2008 Image Award Nominees". Awards and Winners. Retrieved July 13, 2016.
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- Allin, Olivia. "2012 Image Winners". ABC7. Retrieved May 10, 2016.
- Couch, Aaron (February 1, 2013). "2013 Image Winners". The Hollywood Reporter. Retrieved May 10, 2016.
- Couch, Aaron; Washington, Arlene (February 22, 2014). "2014 Image Winners". The Hollywood Reporter. Retrieved May 10, 2016.
- Washington, Arlene (February 6, 2015). "2015 Image Winners". The Hollywood Reporter. Retrieved May 10, 2016.
- "2016 Image Winners". Variety. Retrieved May 10, 2016.
- Lewis, Hilary; Washington, Arlene (February 10, 2017). "2017 Image Award Winners". The Hollywood Reporter. Retrieved February 21, 2017.