10th Annual AAMBC Awards Nominees

The Nominees for Literary Activist of the Year are:

· Curtis Bunn of NBCC

· Deborah Burton-Johnson of UCAAB

· Ella Curry of EDC Creations

· Glory Edim of Well Read Black Girl

· Autumn Essie Bailey-Ford of Get Connected Atlanta

The Nominees for Breakout Author of the Year are:

· The HATE U Give by Angie Thomas

· Dear Martin by Nic Stone

· Wives, Fiancées, and Side-Chicks of Hotlanta by Sheree Whitfield

· He Never Came Home: Interviews, Stories, and Essays from Daughters on Life Without Their Fathers by Regina R. Robertson and Joy-Ann Reid

The Nominees for Book Club of the Year are:

· Well Read Black Girl

· Booktini

· Girl Have You Read

· 556 Book Chicks

· Mocha Girls Read

The Nominees for Vanguard of Urban Media are:

· For Harriet

· Blavity

· Bossip

· Rolling Out

· The Shade Room

The Nominees for Independent Digital Publisher of the Year are:

· Shan Presents

· Royalty Publishing

· Lockdown Publications

· Kellz K Publishing

· Mz. Lady P Presents

The Nominees for Publisher of the Year are:

· Kensington Books

· St. Martins Press

· Urban Renaissance

· Harper Collins

· Penguin Books

The Nominees for EBook of the Year are:

· A Dope Girl Needs Love to by Shan

· The Diamond Empire by K’Wan

· The Santana Brothers 2 by Kia Jones

· Ante Up by Christina C. Jones

· A Blessing & a Curse: A Novel by ReShonda Tate Billingsley and Victoria Christopher Murray

The Nominees for Blogger of the Year are:

· Afrobella

· Renae Bluitt

· Demetria L. Lucas

· Abiola Abrams

· Luvvie Ajayi

The Nominees for Non- Fiction/Self Help Book of the Year are:

· Stand by Your Truth: And Then Run for Your Life! By Rickey Smiley

· He Never Came Home: Interviews, Stories, and Essays from Daughters on Life Without Their Fathers by Regina R. Robertson and Joy-Ann Reid

· I Still Deserve It.: Affirmations for Women Who Refuse to Give Up on Love by Derrick E Jaxn

· Revival: How I Rebuilt a Life for Longevity After Cancer, Burnout, and Heartbreak by Angela Benton

· Exponential Living: Stop Spending 100% of Your Time on 10% of Who You Are by Sheri Riley and Usher

The Nominees for Editor of the Year are:

· Yesha Callahan of The ROOT

· Janee Bolden of Bossip

· Yona Deshommes of Simon and Schuster

· Lilly Workneh of HuffPost Black Voices

· Kiera Northington

The Nominees for Street Lit Writer of the Year are:

· The Santana Brothers 2 by Kia Jones

· A Dopegirl Needs Love Too: A Hood Love Story by Shan

· Soul and Diana: An Atlanta Love Story by Jade Jones

· The Streets Have No King by JaQuavis Coleman

· On the Run — The Baddest Chick 5 by Nisa Santiago

The Nominees for Male Author of the Year are:

· Enitan Bereola

· Kwame Alexander

· K’Wan

· Carl Weber

· Jason Reynolds

The Nominees for Romance Author of the Year are:

· At Your Request (A Southern Love Series) by Mercy B

· Ante Up by Christina C Jones

· Coffee with a side of You (Entertainment District Book 1) by B. Love

· Taming Her Billionaire (Knights of Los Angeles) by Yahrah St. John

· A House Divided by Donna Hill

The Nominees for Female Author of the Year are:

· Lisa Renee Johnson

· Sadeqa Johnson

· Jesmyn Ward

· Angie Thomas

· Brenda Hampton

The Nominees for Christian Fiction Author of the Year are:

· A Sinful Calling (A Reverend Curtis Black Novel) by Kimberla Lawson Roby

· Soul Cry by Olivia Shaw

· Family Business IV: The Children (Volume 4) by Vanessa Miller

· If I Believe (A Promises of God Novel Book 2) by Kim Cash Tate

· Between Brothers (Wiley Brothers) by Brenda Barrett

The Nominees for Magazine of the Year are:

· Essence

· Sheen

· Impact Magazine

· Kontrol Magazine

· Scrilla Guerillaz

The Nominees for Motion Picture of the Year are:

· Burning Sands

· Get Out

· The Bounce Back

· All Eyez on Me

· Girls Trip

The Nominees for Screenwriter of the Year are:

· Ava Duvernay

· Lena Waithe

· Qasim Basir

· Jerrod Carmicheal

· Rhavynn Drummer

The Nominees for the Reader’s Choice Award are:

· The Gray: A Relationship Etiquette Study (BEREOLAESQUE) by Enitan O. Bereola II and Estelle

· Every Love Story Is Beautiful, But Ours Is Hood by Jessica N. Watkins

· The Coldest Love Ever by Sha Jones

· Charisma Baller’s Wife by Nikki Turner

· We’re Going to Need More Wine by Gabrielle Union

The Nominees for Urban Book of the Year are:

· There Are More Beautiful Things Than Beyonce by Morgan Parker

· Sister Nadeen’s Ways by Felicia Brookins

· The Land of the Free?? by L.R. Jackson

· Beautiful I am by Alahna Nicolas

· Trust No Man (Volume 1) by Ca$h

The Nominees for Children’s/ YA Author of the Year are:

· Miles Morales: Spider-Man (A Marvel YA Novel) by Jason Reynolds and Kadir Nelson

· Dear Martin by Nic Stone

· The HATE U Give Angie Thomas

· Piecing Me Together by Renée Watson

The Nominees for Television Show of the Year are:

· Insecure

· Atlanta

· Queen Sugar

· The Quad

· SnowFall

Congratulations to all the nominees. Make sure to vote for your picks at www.aambcawards.com. We hope to see you all in June!

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