Gumbo For the Soul Founder Beverly Black Johnson salutes Literary Divas as Top 22 Finalist

January 10, 2007
Tony Rose
Amber Books
LITERARY DIVAS BY HEATHER COVINGTON AN NAACP IMAGE AWARD FINALISTLiterary Divas: The Top 100+ Most Admired African American Women in Literature
Bookcover Phoenix, AZ ( – Literary Divas: The Top 100+ Most Admired African American Women in Literature by Heather Covington (Amber Books) has been named as one of 22 finalists for the 38th NAACP Image Awards in Literature for: Outstanding Literary Work – Biography/Auto-Biography.An NAACP literature sub-committee vote will determine the five nominees in this category. The five nominees will be announced at a press conference on Tuesday, January 9, 2007 in Los Angeles. The list of nominees will then be placed on a master ballot, which will then be distributed nationally and internationally to NAACP Members via the February Issue of The Crisis Magazine. The projects in each category that receive the highest number of votes will be announced at the 38th NAACP Image Awards, Friday March 2, 2007 in Los Angeles.We thank you for your consideration of Literary Divas: The Top 100+ Most Admired African American Women in Literature.Finalists for Oustanding Literary Work – Biography/Auto-Biography:Barefootin’: Life Lessons from the Road to Freedom, by Unita Blackwell and JoAnne Prichard Morris (Crown Publishing)Before the Legend: The Rise of Bob Marley, by Christopher Farley (Amistad/Harper Collins Publishers)Black Gold of the Sun, by Ekow Eshun (Pantheon Books)Black Maestro, by Joe Drape (Harper Collins Publishers)Conversations: William Jefferson Clinton…From Hope to Harlem, by Janis F. Kearney (Writing Our World Press)Earl B. Dickerson: A Voice for Freedom and Equality, by Robert F. Blakely with Marcus Shepard (Northwestern University Press)Everybody Gotta Piece of Me, by Audrey Briggs (Fishbowl International)Fabulosity: What it is and How to Get it, by Kimora lee Simmons (Harper Collins Publishers)Fallen to Grace, by Lewis Banks (Chicago Spectrum Press/Evanston Publishing Inc.)Jim Brown: The Fierce Life of an American Hero, by Mike Freeman (Harper Collins Publishers)Jokes My Father Never Taught Me, by Rain Pryor (Regan Books/Harper Collins)Literary Divas: The Top 100+ Most Admired African American Women in Literature, by Heather Covington (Amber Books)Mixed: My Life in Black and White, by Angela Nissel (Random House Publishing Group)On Michael Jackson, by Margo Jefferson (Pamtheon Books)A Piece of Cake, by Cupcake Brown (Crown Publishing)The Pursuit of Happyness, by Chris Gardner (Amistad/Harper Collins Publishers)Secret Daughter: A Mixed-Race Daughter and the Mother Who Gave Her Away, by June Cross (Viking Penguin)This Voice in My Heart: A Genocide Survivor’s Story of Escape, Faith and Forgiveness, by Gilbert Tuhabonye and Gary Brozek (Amistad/Harper Collins Publishers)Unbowed, by Wangari Maathai (Alfred A. Knopf)Wealth of A Family: An Adopted Son’s International Quest for Heritage, Reunion, and Enrichment, by Thomas Brooks (Thomas Books)What I Know for Sure: My Story of Growing Up in America, by Tavis Smiley (Doubleday)White Preacher’s Message on Race and Reconciliation, by Robert S. Graetrz (New South Inc.)Literary Divas: The Top 100+ Most Admired African American Women in Literature, ISBN# 0-9767735-3-8 (Amber Books)To order, call toll free: 1-866-566-3144 – online at, or purchase at your nearest bookstore.


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