[#UBookish]: AAMBC Announces Nominees for the 2019 AAMBC Literary Awards

The annual AAMBC Literary Awards are being held June 9, 2019. The nominees for the 2019 Literary Awards Show being held during Black Writers Weekend, have officially been announced.

Voting for the 2019 AAMBC Literary Awards Show is now live! Keep scrolling to see a complete list of all of the nominees.

Book Club of the Year 

  •  Mocha Girls Read
  •  Booktini
  •  Well Read Black Girl
  • For Colored Girls Book Club

Literary Activists of the Year 

  •  Troy Johnson
  •  Kima Jones
  •  Yahdon Israel
  •  Danielle Leach

Breakout Author of the Year 

  •  Children of Blood and Bone (Legacy of Orisha) by Tomi Adeyemi
  •  My Sister, the Serial Killer: A Novel by Oyinkan Braithwaite
  • This Will Be My Undoing: Living at the Intersection of Black, Female, and Feminist in (White) America by Morgan Jerkins
  • So You Want to Talk About Race by Ijeoma Oluo

Children Books/YA Author of the Year 

  •  Rebound (The Crossover Series) by Kwame Alexander
  •  The Day You Begin by Jacqueline Woodson, Rafael López
  • Monday’s Not Coming by Tiffany D. Jackson
  • Children of Blood and Bone (Legacy of Orisha) by Tomi Adeyemi

Vanguard of Urban Media 

  •  Hello Beautiful
  • Blavity
  • The Root
  • Bossip

Publisher of the Year 

  •  Harper-Collins
  • Penguin Books
  • Random House Kensington
  •  Kensington

Independent Publisher of the Year 

  •  13th and Joan
  •  Tiece Presents
  •  Royalty Publishing
  •  Algonquin Books

eBook of the Year 

  • Give Him Back by B.M. Hardin
  •  The Marriage Bed by Lakisha Johnson
  • A Beauty to His Beast: An Urban Werewolf Story by Natavia
  •  Ethic by Ashley Antoinette
  • As Long As I’m The Only One by Chenell Parker

Magazine of the Year 

  • Essence
  • Upscale
  • Sheen
  • Impact Magazine

Blogger of the Year 

  •  Renae Bluitt
  •  Alex Elle
  •  Gabi Gregg
  • Didi “Brown Girl Reading”

Non- Fiction/Self Help Book of the Year 

  •  I Can’t Date Jesus: Love, Sex, Family, Race, and Other Reasons I’ve Put My Faith in Beyoncé by Michael Arceneaux
  •  Becoming by Michelle Obama
  • Heavy: An American Memoir by Kiese Laymon
  • So You Want to Talk About Race by Ijeoma Oluo

Editor of the Year 

  •  Vanessa K. De Luca
  •  Latoya Smith
  •  Sharai Robbin
  • Yesha Callahan “The ROOT”
  • Lilly Workneh “Blavity”

Street Lit Writer of the Year 

  •  Jade Jones
  •  Natavia
  • K.C. Mills
  •  T. Styles
  • Nako

Female Author of the Year 

  •  Roxane Gay
  • Tiffany D. Jackson
  • Tayari Jones
  •  Gloria Edim
  • Nic Stone

Male Author of the Year 

  • Derrick D. Barnes
  • Jason Reynolds
  •  Ron Stallworth
  •  Eric Jerome Dickey

Romance Author of the Year 

  •  Kim Cash Tate
  • Love Belvin
  •  Christina C. Jones
  •  Rochelle Alers

Christian Fiction Author of the Year 

  • Kimberla Lawson Roby
  •  ReShonda Tate Billingsley
  •  Tiffany L. Warren
  • Lakisha Johnson
  • Michelle Stimpson

Motion Picture of the Year 

  •  Blank Panther
  •  Creed II
  • If Beale Street Could Talk
  • A Boy. A Girl. A Dream.
  • That Hate U Give

Screenwriter of the Year 

  •  Lena Waithe “The Chi”
  • Ryan Coogler “Creed II”
  • Joe Robert Cole, “Black Panther”
  • Natalie Baszile “Queen Sugar”
  • Barry Jenkins “If Beale Street Could Talk”

Reader’s Choice Award 

  •  Natavia
  •  Michelle Obama
  •  B.M. Hardin
  • Jade Jones
  • Angie Thomas

Television Show of the Year 

  • Grown-Ish
  •  Insecure
  •  Love Is
  • Queen Sugar

Best Book to Screen Adaptation 

  •  A Wrinkle in Time
  • Nappily Every After
  • Beale Street
  • Greenbook
  • The Hate U Give

Best Podcast 

  • Mattie James
  • 2 Dope Queens
  • Hey, girl with Alex Elle
  •  Rants and Randomness

Urban Book of the Year 

  • Revenge: Urban Love Story by J Brinkley
  • She Was a Friend of Mine 6 by Jasheem Wilson
  • I Need, I Want by Bill Liggins
  • Love Lost by Porsha Deun

Sci Fi/Fantasy Writer of the Year 

  • How Long ’til Black Future Month?: Stories by N. K. Jemisin
  • Freshwater by Akwaeke Emezi
  •  Binti by Nnedi Okorafor
  • Skin Folk: Stories by Nalo Hopkinson

Click here to cast your vote for the 2019 AAMBC Literary Awards. All of the books nominated can be found in our Urban Bookish Amazon Storefront, under the 2019 AAMBC Literary Awards Nominees list.

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