MFA in WCYA Faculty Member Kekla Magoon (’05) Wins NAACP Image Award for Youth Literature

Ilyasah Shabazz and Kekla Magoon, authors of X: A Novel, won the Outstanding Literary Work Award for Youth/Teens.

At the 47th annual NAACP Image Awards on February 4, authors Ilyasah Shabazz and Kekla Magoon (WCYA ’05) took home the Outstanding Literary Work Award for Youth/Teens for their book, X: A Novel. X was published by Candlewick Press.

The awards show on February 5 took place in California at the Pasadena Civic Auditorium. Other NAACP Image Awards included categories for Film, TV, Music, Animation, and numerous Literature categories.

Congratulations to Kekla and Ilyasah!

For more information on all the award winners, click here.