Chicago, IL (PRWEB) January 18, 2007
J.L. Woodson (http://www.jlwoodson.com) author of "Superwoman's Child: Son of a Single Mother" (Strebor/Atria Books) was nominated for a 38th NAACP Image Awards in the category of Outstanding Literary Work-Youth/Teens during a recent press conference at the Peninsula Hotel, Beverly Hills. Vanessa Williams, Isaiah Washington, and Chandra Wilson were among the celebrities that joined NAACP President and CEO, Bruce S. Gordon and NAACP Image Awards Committee Chairman, Clayola Brown in the announcement of this prestigious awards ceremony.
The 38th NAACP Image Awards will air live on Friday, March 2, 2007, 8:00 - 10:00PM (ET) FOX-TV. The NAACP Image Awards honors projects and individuals that promote diversity in the arts in television, recording, literature and motion pictures. The theme of this year's show is "Youth Create Change." Visit: http://www.naacpimageawards.net for further information and a full list of nominees.
J.L. Woodson came to the attention of the literary world in 2003 with the release of his astounding novel, "The Things I Could Tell You" (Macro Publishing Group). With "Superwoman's Child: Son of a Single Mother," Woodson lives through his work in this eye-opening novel, which chronicles a teenage son's struggle with his trouble-filled life. The book has received great praise across the nation; celebrated author and poet Nikki Giovanni, stated, "What a wonderful tribute to single mothers. You are a true son of Fisk [University]." New York Times best selling author, Mary B. Morrison, commented, "Superwoman's Child is a heart-warming tribute to all women and a wonderful account of the challenges single mothers face everyday."
Chicago native J.L. Woodson is currently a student at Fisk University; he has won the Coca-Cola, Clear Channel, State Farm Insurance and McDonald's Youth Leadership Award; as well as the Chicago Urban League's Youth Entrepreneur Award. He is also a recipient of Fisk University's Talented Tenth Award, United Negro College Fund Meritorious Award and many other awards and distinctions including "Who's Who Among American High School Students" and a National Karate Championship. His first novel, "The Things I Could Tell You!" was published when he was sixteen, followed by his collaboration with "How to Win the Publishing Game" at seventeen, he contributed to the NAACP Image award-winning anthology "Breaking the Cycle" at eighteen, and "Superwoman's Child: Son of a Single Mother" at nineteen. He now resides in Nashville and is working on his third novel, "Circle Until You Land."
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