Coretta Scott King Awards
2015
Brown girl dreaming
Click to search this book in our catalog   Jacqueline Woodson
2015
Firebird
Click to search this book in our catalog   Christopher Myers
 
2014
PS Be Eleven
 Rita Williams Garcia
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2014
Knock knock my dad?s dream for me
 written by Daniel Beaty and illustrated by Bryan Collier
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2013 (Author)
Hand in Hand Ten Black Men Who Changed America
Click to search this book in our catalog   written by Andrea Davis Pinkney and illustrated by Brian Pinkney
Publishers Weekly Ten influential black men-including Frederick Douglass, W.E.B. Du Bois, Thurgood Marshall, Jackie Robinson, and Martin Luther Kin...More
2013 (Illustrator)
I, Too, Am America
Click to search this book in our catalog   written by Langston Hughes and illustrated by Bryan Collier
Book list A celebration of Pullman porters is the focus of this new picture-book edition of Langston Hughes' classic poem. The collage spreads, b...More
 
2012 (Author)
Heart and Soul: The Story of America and African Americans
 Kadir Nelson
Publishers Weekly As in We Are the Ship, Nelson knits together the nation's proudest moments with its most shameful, taking on the whole of Afr...More
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2012 (Illustrator)
Underground: Finding the Light to Freedom
 written and illustrated by Shane W. Evans
School Library Journal Gr 1-3-A stellar introduction to the Underground Railroad, narrated by a group of slaves. Readers experience the fugitives...More
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2011 (Author)
One Crazy Summer
Click to search this book in our catalog   Rita Williams-Garcia
Publishers Weekly Williams-Garcia (Jumped) evokes the close-knit bond between three sisters, and the fervor and tumultuousness of the late 1960s, i...More
2011 (Illustrator)
Dave the Potter: Artist, Poet, Slave
Click to search this book in our catalog   illustrated by Bryan Collier, written by Laban Carrick Hill
School Library Journal K-Gr 4-The life of an astonishingly prolific and skilled potter who lived and died a slave in 19th-century South Carolina is ...More
 
2010 (Author)
Bad News for Outlaws: The Remarkable Life of Bass Reeves, Deputy U.S. Marshall
 Vaunda Micheaux Nelson
Book list Nelson and Christie know the proper way to open a western with a showdown. Young readers first see outlaw Jim Webb bursting through a glass...More
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2010 (Illustrator)
My People
 illustrated by Charles R. Smith Jr., written by Langston Hughes
School Library Journal K Up-Smith's knack for pairing poetry and photography is well documented in books such as Hoop Queens (Candlewick, 2003) ...More
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2009 (Author)
We are the ship : the story of Negro League baseball
Click to search this book in our catalog   words and paintings by Kadir Nelson ; foreward by Hank Aaron.
Publishers Weekly In his first outing as author as well as illustrator, Nelson (Ellington Was Not a Street) delivers a history of the Negro Leagues...More
2009 (Illustrator)
The blacker the berry : poems
Click to search this book in our catalog   by Joyce Carol Thomas ; illustrated by Floyd Cooper.
 
2008 (Illustrator)
Let it Shine
 Ashley Bryan
Publishers Weekly Bryan (Beautiful Blackbird) again proves himself a maestro with scissors (depicted on the endpages) in a series of arresting, kalei...More
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2008 (Author)
Elijah of Buxton
 Christopher Paul Curtis
Book list *Starred Review* After his mother rebukes him for screaming that hoop snakes have invaded Buxton, gullible 11-year-old Elijah confesses to ...More
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2007 (Author)
Copper Sun
Click to search this book in our catalog   Sharon Draper
Book list Gr. 9-12. Best known for her contemporary African American characters, Draper's latest novel is a searing work of historical fiction t...More
2007 (Illustrator)
Moses: When Harriet Tubman Led Her People to Freedom
Click to search this book in our catalog   Carole Boston Weatherford
Book list Weatherford's handsome picture book about Harriet Tubman focuses mostly on Tubman's religious inspiration, with echoes of spiritual...More
 
2006 (Author)
Day of Tears: A Novel in Dialogue
 Julius Lester
Book list Gr. 6-9. From his first book, To Be a Slave (1968), Lester has told the history of slavery through personal accounts that relay the dehuma...More
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2006 (Illustrator)
Rosa
 Nikki Giovanni
Book list Gr. 3-5. Far from the cliche of Rosa Parks as the tired little seamstress, this beautiful picture-book biography shows her as a strong woma...More
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2005 (Author)
Remember: The Journey to School Integration
Click to search this book in our catalog   Toni Morrison
Book list Gr. 5-12. The photos are electrifying. Beautifully reproduced in sepia prints, the archival images humanize the politics of the civil righ...More
2005 (Illustrator)
Ellington Was Not a Street
Click to search this book in our catalog   Ntozake Shange
Publishers Weekly At once personal and universal, Shange's poem, "Mood Indigo" (published in her 1983 poetry collection, A Daughter...More
 
2004 (Author)
The First Part Last
 Angela Johnson
School Library Journal Gr 8 Up-In this lyrical novel, 16-year-old Bobby narrates his journey into teenage fatherhood, struggling to balance school, ...More
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2004 (Illustrator)
Beautiful Blackbird
 Ashley Bryan
School Library Journal K-Gr 2-Because they haven't got a spot of black on their bodies, the colorful birds of Africa envy Blackbird. They extol ...More
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2003 (Author)
Bronx Masquerade
Click to search this book in our catalog   Nikki Grimes
School Library Journal Gr 8 Up-A flowing, rhythmic portrait of the diversity and individuality of teen characters in a classroom in Anywhere, U.S.A...More
2003 (Illustrator)
Talkin About Bessie: The Story of Aviator Elizabeth Coleman
Click to search this book in our catalog   E.B. Lewis
School Library Journal Gr 3-8-This fresh contribution to the spate of relatively recent titles about Coleman has a decidedly unique tone. Talkin'...More
 
2002 (Author)
The Land
 Mildred Taylor
School Library Journal Gr 7-10-In this prequel to Roll of Thunder, Hear My Cry (Dial, 1976), readers meet the relatives of the Logan family who live...More
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2002 (Illustrator)
Goin Someplace Special
 Jerry Pinkney
Book list Ages 5-8. Tricia Ann excitedly gets her grandmother's permission to go out by herself to "Someplace Special" --a place far ...More
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2001 (Author)
Miracles Boys
Click to search this book in our catalog   Jacqueline Woodson
Publishers Weekly Once again, Woodson (If You Come Softly; From the Notebooks of Melanin Sun) reveals a keen understanding of the adolescent psyche v...More
2001 (Illustrator)
Uptown
Click to search this book in our catalog   Bryan Collier
Publishers Weekly "Collier's watercolor and collage artwork effectively blends a boy's idealism with the telling details of the city s...More
 
2000 (Author)
Bud, Not Buddy
 Christopher Paul Curtis
Publishers Weekly As in his Newbery Honor-winning debut, The Watsons Go to BirminghamÄ1963, Curtis draws on a remarkable and disarming mix of comedy ...More
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2000 (Illustrator)
In the Time of the Drums
 Kim L. Siegelson and Brian Pinkney
School Library Journal Gr 2-5-A Gullah story brought into beautiful focus by Pinkney's trademark scratchboard-on-oil drawings. Mentu and his gran...More
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1999 (Author)
Heaven
Click to search this book in our catalog   Angela Johnson
School Library Journal Gr 6-9-What makes a person who she is? Is it her name, the people she lives with, or is blood the only link to identity? Marle...More
1999 (Illustrator)
I See the Rhythm
Click to search this book in our catalog   Michele Wood
 
1998 (Author)
Forged by Fire
 Sharon Draper
Book list Gr. 7^-10. Gerald Nickelby, a minor character in Tears of a Tiger (1994), emerges full-fledged and courageous in this companion story. His ...More
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1998 (Illustrator)
In Daddys Arms I Am Tall
 Javaka Steptoe
School Library Journal Gr 3 Up?This innovative, stunningly illustrated picture book celebrates the role of fathers in the African-American experience...More
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1997 (Author)
Slam
Click to search this book in our catalog   Walter Dean Myers
Book list Gr. 8^-12. On the basketball court, 17-year-old Greg "Slam" Harris is in control. His disciplined body does what he tells it, the...More
1997 (Illustrator)
Minty
Click to search this book in our catalog   Jerry Pinkney
Book list Ages 5^-9. Set on the Maryland plantation where Harriet Tubman ("Minty" ) was raised a slave, this fictionalized story dramatizes...More
 
1996 (Author)
Her Stories
 Virginia Hamilton
Publishers Weekly Hamilton fans who have wondered what happened to Cammy Coleman after the death of her cousin Patty Ann will find the answer in this...More
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1996 (Illustrator)
The Middle Passage
 Tom Feelings
Book list In his introduction, Feelings, known best for his children's book celebrating African creativity, Soul Looks Back in Wonder (1993), exp...More
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1995 (Author)
Christmas in the Big House, Christmas in the Quarters
Click to search this book in our catalog   Patricia McKissack
Book list Gr. 4-6, with interest for older readers. This unusual book shows life on a Virginia plantation in 1859. Beginning after the harvest is in,...More
1995 (Illustrator)
The Creation
Click to search this book in our catalog   James Ransome
Book list Ages 5-9. Illustrating Johnson's poem "The Creation," written in 1919, is not as easy as it might first appear. The usual gra...More
 

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