Amber Books, the award-winning imprint of Amber Communications Group, Inc. headed by Boston native Tony Rose, was among the NAACP Image Award recipients for Best Literary Work - Youth/Teens, for its title Obama Talks Back: Global Lessons - A Dialogue with America’s Young Leaders.
Written by Gregory J. Reed, Obama Talks Back: Global Lessons - A Dialogue with America’s Young Leaders is a collection of students’ letters accompanied by President Obama’s responses, speeches, public statements and quotations during his presidency.
The 44th annual NAACP Image Awards were held at the Shrine Auditorium in Los Angeles last Saturday and celebrated the accomplishments of people of color in the fields of television, music, literature and film. The awards also honor individuals or groups who promote social justice through creative endeavors.
“We are proud to celebrate the artists and activists who use their craft to share positive images of our culture,” NAACP Chairman Roslyn M. Brock stated. “The artistic community is an important ally for social justice, and the NAACP Image Awards provides an excellent venue to recognize those who make a difference through art and activism.”