Sunday, January 22, 2012

43rd Annual NAACP Image Awards Nominations, Children's/Teens Books, reprint from Reuters

Outstanding Literary Work - Children

• "Acoustic Rooster and His Barnyard Band" - Kwame Alexander (Author), Tim Bowers

(Illustrator) (Sleeping Bear Press)

• "Before There Was Mozart" - Lesa Cline-Ransome (Author), James Ransome (Illustrator) (Schwartz & Wade Books / Random House Children's Books)

• "Heart and Soul" - Kadir Nelson (Author/Illustrator) (Balzer + Bray, an imprint of

HarperCollins Children's Books)

• "White Water" - Michael S. Bandy (Author), Shadra Strickland (Illustrator) (Candlewick


• "You Can Be A Friend" - Tony Dungy (Author), Ron Mazellan (Illustrator) (Simon & Schuster Children's Publishing - Little Simon)

Outstanding Literary Work - Youth/Teens

• "Camo Girl" - Kekla Magoon (Simon & Schuster Children's Publishing - Aladdin)

• "Eliza's Freedom Road: An Underground Railroad Diary" - Jerdine Nolan (Author), Sadra

Strickland (Illustrator) (Simon & Schuster Children's Publishing - Paula Wiseman Books)

• "Jesse Owens: "I Always Loved Running"" - Jeff Burlingame (Enslow Publishers, Inc.)

• "Kick" - Walter Dean (HarperTeen, an imprint of HarperCollins Children's Books)

• "Planet Middle School" - Nikki Grimes (Bloomsbury Children's Books)

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