Coretta Scott King Awards
2014
PS Be Eleven
Click to search this book in our catalog   Rita Williams Garcia
2014
Knock knock: my dad?s dream for me
Click to search this book in our catalog   written by Daniel Beaty and illustrated by Bryan Collier
 
2013 (Author)
Hand in Hand: Ten Black Men Who Changed America
 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
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2013 (Illustrator)
I, Too, Am America
 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
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2012 (Author)
Heart and Soul: The Story of America and African Americans
Click to search this book in our catalog   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
2012 (Illustrator)
Underground: Finding the Light to Freedom
Click to search this book in our catalog   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
 
2011 (Author)
One Crazy Summer
 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
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2011 (Illustrator)
Dave the Potter: Artist, Poet, Slave
 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
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2010 (Author)
Bad News for Outlaws: The Remarkable Life of Bass Reeves, Deputy U.S. Marshall
Click to search this book in our catalog   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
2010 (Illustrator)
My People
Click to search this book in our catalog   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
 
2009 (Author)
We are the ship : the story of Negro League baseball
 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
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2009 (Illustrator)
The blacker the berry : poems
 by Joyce Carol Thomas ; illustrated by Floyd Cooper.
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2008 (Illustrator)
Let it Shine
Click to search this book in our catalog   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
2008 (Author)
Elijah of Buxton
Click to search this book in our catalog   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
 
2007 (Author)
Copper Sun
 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
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2007 (Illustrator)
Moses: When Harriet Tubman Led Her People to Freedom
 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
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2006 (Author)
Day of Tears: A Novel in Dialogue
Click to search this book in our catalog   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
2006 (Illustrator)
Rosa
Click to search this book in our catalog   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
 
2005 (Author)
Remember: The Journey to School Integration
 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
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2005 (Illustrator)
Ellington Was Not a Street
 Ntozake Shange
Publishers Weekly At once personal and universal, Shange's poem, "Mood Indigo" (published in her 1983 poetry collection, A Daughter...More
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2004 (Author)
The First Part Last
Click to search this book in our catalog   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
2004 (Illustrator)
Beautiful Blackbird
Click to search this book in our catalog   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
 
2003 (Author)
Bronx Masquerade
 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
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2003 (Illustrator)
Talkin About Bessie: The Story of Aviator Elizabeth Coleman
 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
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2002 (Author)
The Land
Click to search this book in our catalog   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
2002 (Illustrator)
Goin Someplace Special
Click to search this book in our catalog   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
 
2001 (Author)
Miracles Boys
 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
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2001 (Illustrator)
Uptown
 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
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2000 (Author)
Bud, Not Buddy
Click to search this book in our catalog   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
2000 (Illustrator)
In the Time of the Drums
Click to search this book in our catalog   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
 
1999 (Author)
Heaven
 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
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1999 (Illustrator)
I See the Rhythm
 Michele Wood
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1998 (Author)
Forged by Fire
Click to search this book in our catalog   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
1998 (Illustrator)
In Daddys Arms I Am Tall
Click to search this book in our catalog   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
 
1997 (Author)
Slam
 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
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1997 (Illustrator)
Minty
 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
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1996 (Author)
Her Stories
Click to search this book in our catalog   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
1996 (Illustrator)
The Middle Passage
Click to search this book in our catalog   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
 
1995 (Author)
Christmas in the Big House, Christmas in the Quarters
 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
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1995 (Illustrator)
The Creation
 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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