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 BOOK(S) OF THE YEAR

2016

1st place 3-Way Tie

Stand Your Ground  by Victoria Christopher Murray

The Family  Business Grand Opening 

by

Carl Weber

Coming Sunday Morning Saga

By

E Terry Hill 

2015

Queen Sugar by Nalalie Baszile 

2014 

1st Place 

Hold Me In Contempt by Wendy Williams 

2013 1st place UNAMIOUSLY

Anybodys Daughter by Pamela Samuels-Young 

2012 1st Place 3-Way Tie

Silver Sparrow by Tayari Jones, The Blue Orchard by Jackson Taylor & Mama Ruby by Mary Monroe

 2011 1st Place

Perfect Peace by Daniel Black 

2nd Place

The Deal, The Dance and The Devil

By

Victoria Christopher Murray 

2010 1st Place Three Way Tie
"Taking After Mudea"
by
Tina McElroy Ansa
&
"The Help"
by
KathrynStockett
&
"Ashes Ashes They All Fall Down"
by
Anita Ballard-Jones

2009 1st Place
"Song Yet Sung"
by
James McBride

2009 2nd Place
"Color Me Butterfly"
by
L.Y. Marlow

2008 1st Place Two-Way Tie
"The Kite Runner"
by
Khaled Hosseini
&
"The Legend Of Quito Road"
by
Dwight Fryer

2008 2nd Place
"Einstein On Race and Racism"
by
Fred Jerome & Rodger Taylor

2007 1st Place
"Rehoboth Road"
by
Anita Ballard-Jones

2007 2nd Place
"The Other Brother"
by
Brandon Massey


2006 1st Place
"When Love Calls You Better Answer" by Dr. Bertice Berry

2006 2nd Place
"Every Woman Needs A Wife" by Naleighna Kai
(aka Lissa Woodson)

2005 1st Place
The DaVinci Code by Dan Brown

2005 2nd PlaceTwo-Way Tie
The Secret Lives Of Bees
by Sue Monk Kidd

The Big Money Match
by Brian Egeston

2004 1st Place
Thief Of Letters
by Janet Mountain-Johnson

2004 2nd Place Two-Way Tie 
Some Things I Thought I'd Never Do
by Pearl Cleage 

The Shade Of My Own Tree
by Shelia Williams

 

 

 

 
AUTHOR OF THE YEAR 2016
E Terry Hill 

AUTHOR OF THE YEAR 2015
William Frederick Cooper
 
AUTHOR OF THE YEAR 2014 
Pearl Cleage 
 
AUTHOR OF THE YEAR 2013
Beverly Jenkins

 

AUTHOR OF THE YEAR 2012 

 

 Lisa Renee Johnson

AUTHOR OF THE YEAR 2011

Victoria Christopher Murray 

WTP2 2011

 Nikki Turner

Turning Pages 2010
AUTHOR OF THE YEAR
J. California Cooper 
WTP2 2010
AUTHORS OF THE YEAR
Ashley & JaQuavis

Turning Pages 2009
AUTHOR OF THE YEAR
Dwight Fryer
(Legend Of Quito Road
&
The Knees Of Gullah Island)

Turning Pages 2008
AUTHOR OF THE YEAR
Pamela Samuels-Young
(Every Reasonable Doubt, In Firm Pursuit
&
Murder On The Down Low)

Turning Pages 2007
AUTHOR OF THE YEAR
Gary Hardwick
TV and Movies
(South Central,Thea, Where I Live,
In The House, Trippin,
Deliver Us From Eva, The Brothers,
Bring It On
)
Books
(Cold Medina, Double Dead, Supreme Justice, Color of Justice,
Turn That Trick, The Executioner's Game)

Turning Pages 2006
Author of The Year
Karen Quinones Miller
(Satin Doll, I'm Telling, Using What You Got, Ida B., & Satin Nights)

Turning Pages 2005
Author of The Year, Jeff Stetson
(Blood On The Leaves)

Turning Pages 2004
Author Of The Year
Regina Louise
(Somebody's Someone)

WTP2
2004 & 2005 Author Of The Year
Mary B. Morrison
(Who's Making Love, Justice Just Us Just Me, Soulmates Dissipate, never Again Once More, He's Just A Friend, Somebody's Gotta Be On Top, Nothing Has Ever Felt Like This, When Somebosy Loves You Back & She Ain't The One)