Read the 2023 NAACP Literary Image Award Winners

By Carrie McBride, Communications
February 27, 2023

The 54th annual NAACP Image Awards were televised over the weekend in a star-studded, red carpet event with many of the awards announced ahead of time. In addition to celebrating outstanding performances and achievements in film, television, music, and podcasting, eight literary works in a range of categories were recognized for their excellence including fiction winner Take My Hand by Dolen Perkins-Valdez and nonfiction winner Finding Me, a memoir by Viola Davis.

You can read a little about the winning titles below and click through to the catalog if you'd like to pick one up from the Library or borrow as an e-book or e-audiobook. You can peruse the full list of nominees here.  

Summaries provided via NYPL’s catalog, which draws from multiple sources. Click through to each book’s title for more.