BCALA Literary Awards

The BCALA (Black Caucus of the American Library Association) Literary Awards recognize excellence in adult fiction and nonfiction by African American authors.

64 items

Title Overview Format & Publisher Call Number
An American Marriage
A Novel
Book - 2018 Algonquin Books of Chapel Hill FIC JON
Becoming Book - 2018 Crown B Obama, Michelle OBA
Black Fortunes
The Story of the First Six African Americans Who Escaped Slavery and Became Millionaires
Book - 2018 Amistad, an imprint of HarperCollins Publishers 923.8 WIL
Farming While Black
Soul Fire Farm's Practical Guide to Liberation on the Land
Book - 2018 Chelsea Green Publishing 630.68 PEN
Looking for Lorraine
The Radiant and Radical Life of Lorraine Hansberry
Book - 2018 Beacon Press B Hansberry, Lorraine PER
Praise Song for the Butterflies Book - 2018 Akashic Books FIC MCF
The Heritage
Black Athletes, A Divided America, and the Politics of Patriotism
Book - 2018 Beacon Press 796.08996 BRY
The New Negro
The Life of Alain Locke
Book - 2018 Oxford University Press B Locke, Alain STE
The Vain Conversation Book
They Come in All Colors
A Novel
Book - 2018 Atria Books FIC HAN
100 Amazing Facts About the Negro Book - 2017 Pantheon Books 973.0496 GAT
A Kind of Freedom
A Novel
Book - 2017 Counterpoint FIC SEX
Chester B. Himes
A Biography
Book - 2017 W. W. Norton & Company B Himes, Chester JAC
Defining Moments in Black History
Reading Between the Lies
Book - 2017 Amistad, an imprint of HarperCollins Publishers 973.0496073 GRE
Difficult Women Book - 2017 Grove Press FIC GAY
Sing, Unburied, Sing
A Novel
Book - 2017 Scribner FIC WAR
The Tragedy of Brady Sims Book - 2017 Vintage Books, a division of Penguin Random House LLC FIC GAI
Another Brooklyn
A Novel
Book - 2016 Amistad, an imprint of HarperCollins Publishers FIC WOO
Hidden Figures
The American Dream and the Untold Story of the Black Women Mathematicians Who Helped Win the Space Race
Book - 2016 William Morrow 925.1 LEE
God Help the Child Book - 2015 Alfred A. Knopf FIC MOR
The Astonishing Life of Ota Benga
Book - 2015 Amistad, an imprint of HarperCollinsPublishers B Benga, Ota NEW
Citizens Creek
A Novel
Book - 2014 Atria Books FIC TAD
Visible Man
The Life of Henry Dumas
Book - 2014 The University of Georgia Press 813.54 Dumas LEA
Ebony & Ivy
Race, Slavery, and the Troubled History of America's Universities
Book - 2013 Bloomsbury Press 379.26 WIL
The Good Lord Bird Book - 2013 Riverhead Books FIC MCB
Benjamin Elijah Mays, Schoolmaster of the Movement
A Biography
Book - 2012 University of North Carolina Press B Mays, B.E. JEL
A Novel
Book - 2012 Bolden FIC PIT
The Indignant Generation
A Narrative History of African American Writers and Critics, 1934-1960
Book - 2011 Princeton University Press 810.9896073 JAC
Glorious Book - 2010 Akashic Books FIC MCF
The Other Wes Moore
One Name, Two Fates
Book - 2010 Spiegel & Grau B Moore, Wes MOO
Buying Time Book - 2009 Goldman House Publishing FIC SAM
The Breakthrough
Politics and Race in the Age of Obama
Book - 2009 Doubleday 973.932 IFI
A Sword Among Lions : Ida B. Wells and the Campaign Against Lynching
Book - 2008 Amistad B Wells-Barnett, I.B. GID
Trading Dreams at Midnight
A Novel
Book - 2009 Harper FIC MCK
New England White Book - 2007 Alfred A. Knopf MYS CAR
Ralph Ellison
A Biography
Book - 2007 Alfred A. Knopf B Ellison, Ralph RAM
A Novel
eBook - 2006 Doubleday eBook
The Audacity of Hope
Thoughts on Reclaiming the American Dream
Book - 2006 Crown Publishers 973.931 OBA
Black Crescent
The Experience and Legacy of African Muslims in the Americas
Book - 2005 Cambridge University Press 305.697 GOM
Third Girl From the Left Book - 2005 Houghton Mifflin FIC SOU
A Continent for the Taking
The Tragedy and Hope of Africa
Book - 2004 Alfred A. Knopf Distributed by Random House 967.032 F874c
Leaving Cecil Street Book - 2004 William Morrow FIC MCK
Hottentot Venus
A Novel
Book - 2004 Anchor Books FIC CHA
In Black and White
The Life of Sammy Davis, Jr
Book - 2003 A.A. Knopf Distributed by Random House B Davis, Sammy HAY
Douglass' Women
A Novel
Book - 2003 Washington Square Press FIC RHO
Forgotten Readers
Recovering the Lost History of African American Literary Societies
Book - 2002 Duke University Press 028.908996 MCH
I Wish I Had A Red Dress
A Novel
Book - 2009 William Morrow FIC CLE
Vernon Can Read!
A Memoir
Book - 2001 PublicAffairs B Jordan, V.E. JOR
Slavery in Florida
Territorial Days to Emancipation
Book - 2000 University Press of Florida 975.9 RIV
The Fisher King
A Novel
Book - 2001 Scribner Paperback Fiction FIC MAR
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