The nominees for the 51st NAACP Image Awards were announced Thursday, the prelude to the two-hour live televised awards airing on BET on February 22 at 8 PM ET/PT.
The Image Awards honors the accomplishments of people of color in the fields of TV, music, literature, and film and also recognizes individuals or groups who promote social justice through creative endeavors. Voting is now open to the public to determine winners.
Outstanding Literary Work – Youth/Teens
• “Around Harvard Square” – C.J. Farley (Akashic Books)
• “Her Own Two Feet: A Rwandan Girl’s Brave Fight to Walk” – Meredith Davis (Author), Rebeka Uwitonze (Author), (Scholastic Inc.)
• “Hot Comb” – Ebony Flowers (Author), Ebony Flowers (Illustrator), (Drawn and Quarterly)
• “I’m Not Dying with You Tonight” – Gilly Segal (Author), Kimberly Jones (Author), (Sourcebooks Fire)
• “The Forgotten Girl” – India Hill Brown (Scholastic Inc.)