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2019 AOY and NAOY Awards

Go On Girl! Book Club members are voting* for the 2019 Author of the Year and New Author of the Year.

Author of the Year Candidates

Brittney Cooper - Eloquent Rage: A Black Feminist Discovers Her Superpower
Leesa Cross-Smith - Whiskey & Ribbons
Zora Neale Hurston - Barracoon: The Story of the Last “Black Cargo”
Walter Mosley - Down the River Unto the Sea
Michelle Obama - Becoming
Assata Shakur - Assata, An Autobiography
Stephanie Stokes (editor) - Black Ink: Literary Legends on the Peril, Power and Pleasure of Reading

New Author of the Year Candidates

Tomi Adeyemi - Children of Blood and Bone
Michael Donkor - Housegirl
Nafissa Thompson-Spires - Heads of the Colored People
Margaret Wilkerson Sexton - A Kind of Freedom
Lauren Wilkinson - American Spy

*GOG Facilitators have full information on voting procedure and deadlines for GOG members.

The winners will be announced in January 2020.  The winning authors will receive their awards at the Author Awards Weekend (AAW) gala in Sacramento, California on Saturday, June 13, 2020. 

Click to register to attend the AAW. 

Full AAW registration as well as dinner tickets for the gala are still available.

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