2021 NAACP Image Award Nominees

The nominees for the 2021 NAACP Image Awards have been announced. The awards have a very broad range of categories from movies and TV to music to literary. They offer two awards for books for youth. Here are the nominees in those categories:

OUTSTANDING LITERARY WORK – CHILDREN

I Promise by LeBron James, illustrated by Nina Mata

Just Like a Mama by Alice Faye Duncan, illustrated by Charnelle Pinkney Barlow

Kamala Harris: Rooted in Justice by Nikki Grimes, illustrated by Laura Freeman

She Was the First!: The Trailblazing Life of Shirley Chisholm by Katheryn Russell-Brown, illustrated by Eric Velasquez

The Secret Garden of George Washington Carver by Gene Barretta, illustrated by Frank Morrison

OUTSTANDING LITERARY WORK – YOUTH/TEENS

Before the Ever After by Jacqueline Woodson

Black Brother, Black Brother by Jewell Parker Rhodes

Dear Justyce by Nic Stone

Stamped: Racism, Antiracism and You by Jason Reynolds and Ibram X. Kendi

This Is Your Time by Ruby Bridges

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