Monday, April 25, 2005

The BlackBoard Book of the Year Awards

Congratulations to Knight Agency clients Salome Thomas-EL and Cecil Murphey for I CHOOSE TO STAY!

The BlackBoard Book of the Year Award
To Be Presented June 4th, 2005 7 pm
Jazz at Lincoln Center
(During Book Expo America 2005)

The 2005 BlackBoard Book of the Year Award Winners

Fiction Book of the Year
The Gotham Diaries
Tonya Lewis Lee / Crystal McCrary Anthony

****Non-Fiction Book of the Year
I Choose To Stay
Salome Thomas El and Cecil Murphey
Kensington Books

Erotica Noir
Atria Books

Best Book / Music

Wynton Marsalis
To A Young Jazz Musician: Letters from the Band

Children’s Book of the Year
Jada Pinkett Smith
Girls Hold Up This World

Medal of Freedom Book of the Year
Non Fiction
Arc of Justice
Kevin Boyle
Henry Holt

Medal of Courage Book of the Year
Angel of Harlem
Kuwana Hausley
Ballantine/One World

Best Book/Photography
We Shall Overcome: The History of the Civil Rights Movement As It Happened
Herb Boyd

Lifetime Achievement in Literature Award
Dr. Maya Angelou

Renaissance Writer
Terry McMilllan

Alice Walker Award Presentation
(Best Book transferred film or play)
Alice Walker

Bookseller of the Year
Nubian Books
Brooklyn, NY

African American Publisher of the Year
Carl Weber
Urban Books


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