Nominate Today: AALA Show

Last year, the kiddie lit authors had great representation at the fourth annual African American Literary Award show. The two winners (in bold below) were Brown Bookshelf spotlight authors and all of the children’s authors or their books have been featured on the BBS!

Could be coincidence, but I choose to think it’s progress.

•Denene Milner & Mitzi Miller – Hotlanta No. 1
Sharon M. Draper – November Blues
•Stephanie Perry Moore – Pressing Hard: Perry Sky Jr. Series #2

•L. Divine – Frenemies

Today, make sure your favorite African American children’s lit author is among contention. It’s the last day to nominate, so send any noms to yvette at literaryawardshow dot com by midnight. Authors, you’re allowed to self-nom!

Nominated books must have been published between July 2008 and June 2009. I refuse to tip you either way but *ahem* you can find great nominees among the BBS website pages who fit those requirements.

I’m just saying.

For the New Yorkers in the house, nominees will be announced at the Nominations Brunch on July 18, 2009 at Melba’s Restaurant in Harlem.

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2 Responses to Nominate Today: AALA Show

  1. tanita says:

    Boy, being from nowhere-near-NY means I’ve never heard of some of these awards. I think they’re already closed to votes, but last year’s nominees were good.

  2. Paula says:

    Actually, voting hasn’t opened yet. They’re still taking nominations. Just send an email to yvette. I’m going to nom some of our BBS spotlights.

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