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Black Caucus of the American
Library Association Award

This annual award honors outstanding works by
African American Authors for both fiction and non-fiction.

Year Category Title Author
2010 Fiction Buying Time Pamela Samuels Young
Non-Fiction The Breakthrough Gwen Ifill
2009 Fiction Trading Dreams at Midnight Diane McKinney-Whetstone
Non-Fiction Ida: A Sword Among Lions Paula J. Giddings
2008 Fiction New England White Stephen L. Carter
Non-Fiction Ralph Ellison: A Biography Arnold Rampersad
2007 Fiction After, A Novel Marita Golden
Non-Fiction The Audacity of Hope: Thoughts on Reclaiming the American Dream Barack Obama
2006 Fiction Third Girl From the Left Martha Southgate
Non-Fiction Black Crescent: The Experience and Legacy of African Muslims in the Americas Michael A. Gomez
2005 Fiction Leaving Cecil Street Diane McKinney-Whetstone
Non-Fiction A Continent for the Taking: The Tragedy and Hope of Africa Howard French
2004Fiction Hottentot Venus Barbara Chase-Rihoud
Non-Fiction In Black and White: The Life of Sammy Davis, Jr. Wil Haygood
2003 Fiction Douglass' Women Jewell Parker Rhodes
Non-Fiction Forgotten Readers: Recovering the Lost History of African American Literary Societies Elizabeth McHenry
2002 Fiction I Wish I Had a Red Dress Pearl Cleage
Non-Fiction Vernon Can Read! A Memoir Vernon E. Jordan
2001 Fiction The Fisher King Paule Marshall
Non-Fiction Slavery In Florida: Territorial Days To Emancipation Larry Eugene Rivers
2000 Fiction Ain't Nobody's Business If I Do Valerie Wilson Wesley
Non-Fiction Homelands and Waterways: The American Journey of the Bond Family 1846-1926 Adele Logan Alexander
1999 Fiction The Healing Gayl Jones
Non-Fiction Spirits of the Cloth: Contemporary African American Quilts Carolyn Mazloomi
1998 Fiction The River Where Blood Is Born Sandra Jackson-Opoku
Non-Fiction Toi Derricotte
1997 Fiction Sarah's Psalm Florence Ladd
Non-Fiction Sojourner Truth: A Life, A Symbol Nell Irvin Painter
1996 Fiction RL's Dream Walter Mosley
Non-Fiction Brotherman: The Odyssey of Black Men In America Herb Boyd and Robert L. Allen (editors)
1995 Fiction Rattlebone Maxine Clair
Non-Fiction I've Known Rivers: Lives of Loss and Liberation Sara Lawrence-Lightfoot
1994 Fiction A Lesson Before Dying Ernest J. Gaines
Non-Fiction W. E. B. DuBois: Biography of a Race 1868-1919 David Levering Lewis

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