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People’s Choice Awards honor WOC in books

Bet you didn’t know that The People’s Choice Awards had categories for books! Yes we are talking about the same PCAs that are televised on TV every year and spark life-or-death voting wars between fandoms. This year they added several categories for your favorite reads.

Comedienne Mindy Kaling, best known for being the creator and star of Hulu’s The Mindy Project took home an award for Best Non-Fiction for her laugh out loud collection of essays Why Not Me?.

In the favorite fantasy category, Sabaa Tahir won for her highly regarded An Ember in the Ashes. This is a book that has also won the prizes for Amazon’s Best Young Adult Book of 2015 and Bustle’s Best Young Adult Book of 2015. The book chronicles the story of young slave and a young soldier as they fight oppression in a world similar to ancient Rome.

Congratulations to both ladies for their wins!