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Influencer of the Year *
Bondy Blue
Bookish By Tammi
J_RockIsSolid
Bangers Bookshelf

Graphic Novel of the Year *
Dark Lights by RDC World
Blacula by Rodney Barnes
Ghost Roast by Shawnee Gibbs

LGBTQIA+ Novel of the Year *
Outdrawn by Deanna-Grey
Can’t Let Her Go by Kianna Alexander
The Late Americans by Brandon Taylor
As You Walk On By by Julian Winters

Bookstore Of The Year *
Black Garnet Books - St. Paul, MN
Da Book Joint - Chicago
Brave & Kind - Atlanta GA
BLACKLIT Book Store - Dallas
For Keeps Book Store- Atlanta

Indie Novel of the Year *
Grim: The Hounds of Hell by Phoenix Williams
A Justified Love Affair by Kimberly Brown
Dear Vicky by Octavia Grant
Sinful Enforcer: A Forced Proximity Mafia Romance by Asia Monique
Wrapped Up In His Ruggish Ways by Tay Mo'nae

Mystery/Thriller Novel of the Year *
Watch Where They Hide: A Jordan Manning Novel by Tamron Hall
All the Sinners Bleed: A Novel by S.A. Cosby
The Reformatory: A Novel by Tananarive Due
Murder is a Piece of Cake: A Delicious Culinary Cozy with an Exciting Twist by Valerie Burns
Dear Vicky by Octavia Grant

Health & Wellness Book of the Year *
Dear Black Girls: How to Be True to You by A’ja Wilson
Self-Care Affirmations for Black Women by Rosetta M.C.
Overcoming Imposter Syndrome at Work: The Black Woman's Guide to Conquer Perfectionism, Stop Overthinking & Thrive in Your Career by ‘Tine Zekis
Self-Care for Black Women: 7 Powerful Principles to Radically Prioritize your Wellbeing, Embrace Self-Healing & Overcome Daily Struggles with Positive Affirmations by Helene Waigo
All Hope is Found: Rediscovering the Joy of Expectation by Sarah Jakes Roberts

Poetry Book of the Year *
This Is the Honey: An Anthology of Contemporary Black Poets by Kwame Alexander
Relations: An Anthology of African and Diaspora Voices Book by Nana Ekua Brew-Hammond
One Still Whisper by Morgan Richard Olivier
HER III (Her, 3) by Pierre Alex Jeanty
Above Ground by Clint Smith

Historical Fiction Novel *
A Love Song for Ricki Wilde by Tia Williams
Fallen Grace by Sadeqa Johnson
Take My Hand Paperback by Dolen Perkins-Valdez
Let Us Descend: A Novel by Jesmyn Ward
Fires to Come by Asha Lemmie

Sci-Fi/Fantasy Novel of the Year *
Absolute Mayhem by Phoenix Williams
House of Marionne by J Elle
Shielded by His Darkness by Wynta Tyme
Hexed Wolf: Bennett Pack by K.C. Mills
Queen of Death: A Dark Paranormal Urban Fantasy Romance Leesha McCoy

Urban Book of the Year *
Asylum by B. Love
Southern Belle by Diamond D. Johnson
Butterfly 5 by Ashley Antoinette
Jasora: An Alpha's Queen by Natavia
Black AF History: The Un-Whitewashed Story of America by Michael Harriot

Podcast of the Year *
The Kempire
Club Shay Shay
The Read
Shelf Addiction
Here’s The Thing

Book To Screen Adaptation of the Year *
American Fiction
The Other Black Girl
Caste: The Origins of Our Discontents
The Changeling
The Perfect Find

Television Show of the Year *
Survival of the Thickest
Harlem
All American
Black Cake
Bel Air

Readers Choice *
A Love Song for Ricki Wilde by Tia Williams
This Could Be Us by Kennedy Ryan
Grim: The Hounds of Hell by Phoenix Williams
The Reformatory by Tananarive Due
Asylum by B. Love

Screenwriter of the Year *
Donald Glover for Swarm
A Thousand and One by A.V. Rockwell
Origin by Ava DuVernay
The Pass by ShaRhonda "Roni" Brown and Todd Tucker
Tracy Oliver for Harlem

Motion Picture of the Year *
They Cloned Tyrone
Origin
American Fiction
Stamped From The Beginning
A Thousand and One

Christian Fiction Author of the Year *
Rhonda McKnight
Tanisha Stewart
Victoria Christopher Murray
Vanessa Miller

Romance Novel of the Year *
A Love Song for Ricki Wilde by Tia Williams
A Justified Love Affair by Kimberly Brown
This Could Be Us by Kennedy Ryan
Tall, Dark...Westmoreland by Brenda Jackson
Milo (Berkeley Bred Book) by Grey Huffington

Male Author of the Year *
S.A. Cosby
Kwame Alexander
James McBride
Kwan Foye
Esau McCaulley

Female Author of the Year *
C.N. Phillips
Talia Hibbert
B. Love
Mary Monroe
Jayne Allen

Non-Fiction/Self-Help Book of the Year *
I Did a New Thing: 30 Days to Living Free by Tabitha Brown
The House of Hidden Meanings: A Memoir by Rupaul
Up Home: One Girl's Journey by Ruth J Simmons
How Far to the Promised Land: One Black Family's Story of Hope and Survival in the American South by Esau McCaulley

eBook of the Year *
Your Ex Ain't Me by Shvonne Latrice
Taken By A Wealthy Man 3 by Taniece
Soil: The Story of a Black Mother's Garden by Camille T Dungy
One Blood by Denene Millner
Faebound: A Novel by Saara El-Arifi

Publisher of the Year *
Dafina
Harlequin
Harper Collins
Penguin Random House

Indie Publisher of the Year *
B. Love Publications
Three Fortnight
Wahida Clark's Innovative Publishing
Akashic Books
Algonquin Books

Vanguard of Urban Media *
The Shaderoom
Black Girl Nerds
The Grio
Spiritual Word
Blavity

Children/YA Book of the Year *
Kiki Finds Her Voice: Be True to You and Embrace Your God-Given Gifts by Kierra Sheard-Kelly
My Block Looks Like by Janelle Harper and Frank Morrison
Something, Someday by Amanda Gorman
Hair Love ABCs by Matthew A. Cherry and Vashti Harrison
Where Sleeping Girls Lie by Faridah Àbíké-Íyímídé

Literary Activists of the Year *
Max Rodriguez
Mychal Threets
Marley Dias
SheBeReadinThemBooks

Breakout Author of the Year *
A. Blossom
Avery Cunningham
Tariq Trotter
Phillip B. Williams
Kamilah Cole

Bookclub of the Year *
Mocha Girls Read
The Friends & Fiction Official book club with Brenda and Lisa
Tanya Time Book Club
Free Black Woman’s Library
Well Read Black Girl

Audiobook of the Year *
The House of Eve By: Sadeqa Johnson
A Love Song for Ricki Wilde By: Tia Williams
Watch Where They Hide, A Jordan Manning Novel By: Tamron Hall
Soul Ties Soul Ties, Book 1 By: Miss Candice

Magazine of the Year *
Ebony Magazine
SwagHer
CRWNMAG
Black Enterprise
Upscale

Book Reviewer/Critic *
@JesseOnYoutube
Zai Rambles
The Brown Bookshelf
Sarah | Bookish and Black