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:


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


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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