The Book of Harlan by Bernice L. McFadden, the historical novel that has captured the hearts of readers across the world, has been nominated for the 48th NAACP Image Awards 2017 for Outstanding Literary Work.
Presented annually, the NAACP Image Awards is one of the USA’s preeminent multi-cultural awards show from an African American point of view. It celebrates the outstanding achievements and performances of people of colour in the arts, as well as those individuals or groups who promote social justice through their creative endeavors.
There are multiple competitive categories in the fields of motion picture, television, recording and literature. There are also several honorary awards including the Chairman’s Award, President’s Award, Vanguard Award, Entertainer of the Year, The Jackie Robinson Sports Award, and the Image Awards Hall of Fame.
Other notable nominees in the field of literature include Colson Whitehead, Yvette Edwards, Jacqueline Woodson and Lawrence Hill.
Other notable nominees across the music, film, television and more include Beyoncé and her sister Solange Knowles, Viola Davis, Kevin Hart, Jesse Williams, Idris Elba and Trevor Noah.
The winners of each category will be announced at a live awards ceremony on Saturday 11th February 2017.