Peabody Award for "Significant and Meritorious Achievement in Broadcasting and Cable"
Amy was part of the production team that won a Peabody Award for the 1999 film adaption of Having Our Say. Her role was consultant and advisor for historical accuracy. The film starred Ruby Dee as Bessie Delany, Diahann Carroll as Sadie Delany, and Amy Madigan as Amy Hill Hearth.
American Library Association Notable Book (two times)
The American Library Association selected both Having Our Say (1994 adult category) and Streetcar to Justice (2019 children's category) as Notable Books.
NAACP Image Award Nomination
In 1993, Having Our Say received an NAACP Image Award Nomination for Literature.
National Council for the Social Studies'
Septima Clark "Women in Literature" Award
Amy won the Inaugural Septima Clark "Women in Literature" Award in 2019 from the National Council for the Social Studies for her book, Streetcar to Justice. The annual award recognizes a "notable, high-quality trade book that centers on the challenges and accomplishments of women, both in the United States and internationally."
"One City, One Book" Selections
Having Our Say selected for "One Book, One City" celebrations (citywide book reads) in numerous cities, including Washington, D.C., New Rochelle, N.Y., Columbia, South Carolina and Lawrence, Kansas. Strong Medicine Speaks: A Native American Elder Has Her Say selected for Cumberland County, New Jersey group read.
New York Public Library's "Best Books for the Teen Age" (four times)
New York Public Library's "Best Books for the Teen Age" (four times: For Having Our Say, The Delany Sisters' Book of Everyday Wisdom, On My Own, and In a World Gone Mad)
American Booksellers Association Honor Book Award
For Having Our Say, Amy and the Delany Sisters won an "ABBY" Honor Book Award from the American Booksellers Association in 1994. Photo shows Amy, center, with Sadie Delany, at left, and Bessie Delany, right, at the sisters' home in Mt. Vernon, New York. Photo by Blair Hearth. Copyright 1992 A.H. Hearth.
"Having Our Say," the Broadway play adapted from the book, was nominated for three Tony Awards
For the Broadway adaptation of her book, "Having Our Say," Amy was part of the production that was nominated for three Tony Awards, including Best Play, in 1995. The adaptation was written by Emily Mann. Amy was a consultant and advisor whose role was to ensure the historical accuracy of the production. She worked with the producers, the actresses, and the playwright/director Emily Mann. (Photo shows Amy with her parents outside the Booth Theatre with "Having Our Say" on the marquee. Photo copyright A.H. Hearth)
Two Christopher Awards
for "Media that affirm the highest values of the human spirit"
For their book, Having Our Say, Amy and the Delany Sisters won a Christopher Award for Literature (1993). Six years later, the movie adaptation of the book won a Christopher Award for Film (1999). Amy was a consultant and advisor on the film production.
Junior Library Guild Gold Standard Selection Award
Amy received a Junior Library Guild Gold Standard Selection Award in 2018 for her book, Streetcar to Justice.
Gwen and C. Dale White Award for "Introducing the Delany Sisters to a World Audience"
In 1993, Amy received the Gwen and C. Dale White Award from the New York Chapter of the Methodist Federation for Social Action.