Winners

FICTION


The Secret Kept

 

Herbert C. Robinson, Page Publishing

 

Ella Pruitt

Doug Cooper Spencer, CreateSpace


The Summer of My Fifteenth Year

 

Geri Spencer Hunter, Blue Nile Press

 

FIRST FICTION
The Garden of Unfortunate Souls

 

Eddie Mark, booktrope

 


Provenance: A Novel

 

Donna Drew Sawyer, CreativeCache


Bibsy

 

Brenda Ross, Author House


Daughter of the Missing

 

Saharra K. Sandha, Sands Publishing


Severed: A Novel

 

VL Tower, Inimitable Press

 

NONFICTION
 One Righteous Man: Samuel Battle and the Shattering of the Color Line in New York

Arthur Browne, Beacon Press

 

These Truly Are The Brave: An Anthology of African American Writings on War and Citizenship

 

 

A . Yemisi Jimoh and Francoise N. Hamlin, University Press of Florida

 


Eric Walrond: A Life in the Harlem Renaissance and the Transatlantic Caribbean

 

James Davis, Columbia University Press


Jimmie Lee & James: Two Lives, Two Deaths, and the Movement That Changed America

 

Steve Fiffer & Adar Cohen, Reagan Arts

 

FIRST NONFICTION

The Sisters Are Alright: Changing the Broken Narrative of Black Women in America

Tamara Winfrey Harris, Berret-Koehler Publishers


Word Warrior: Richard Durham, Radio, and Freedom

 

Sonja D. Williams, University of IIinois Press


The Color of Love: Racial Features, Stigma & Socialization in Black Brazilian Families 

 

Elizabeth Hordge-Freeman, University of Texas Press


Trace: Memory, History, Race, and the American Landscape

 

Lauret Savoy, Counterpoint Press

 

YOUNG READERS
No Selections

 

YOUNG ADULT 
No Selections

 

POETRY
In This House

Loretta Diane Walker, Blue Light Press

 
Lighting The Shadow

  

Rachel Eliza Griffiths, Four Way Books


Bastards of the Reagan Era

 

 

Reginald Dwayne Betts, Four Way Books

Phillis Wheatley, American Poet

2016 Wheatley Book Awards Finalists 

Honoring our best in books & authors.