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Coretta Scott King Award - Illustrators
Best books by authors and illustrators of African descent. Began in 1970.
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Cover Art: Goin' Someplace Special McKissack, Pat
Goin' Someplace Special
In segregated 1950s Nashville, a young African American girl braves a series of indignities and obstacles to get to one of the few integrated places in town: the public library. 2001
Easy Picture Book MCKISSACK
  Cover Art: Knock Knock : My Dad's Dream for Me 2014
Beaty, Daniel
Knock Knock : My Dad's Dream for Me
"A boy wakes up one morning to find his father gone. At first, he feels lost. But his father has left him a letter filled with advice to guide him through the times he cannot be there"--
Easy Picture Book
  Cover Art: I Too Am America 2013
Hughes, Langston
I Too Am America
Presents the popular poem by one of the central figures in the Harlem Renaissance, highlighting the courage and dignity of the African American Pullman porters in the early twentieth century.
Easy Nonfiction Book
  Cover Art: Underground 2012
Evans, Shane
Underground
"A stellar introduction to the Underground Railroad, narrated by a group of slaves. Readers experience the fugitives' escape, their long nighttime journey punctuated by meetings with friends and enemies, and their final glorious arrival in a place of freedom."--Amazon.com.
Easy Nonfiction Book
  Cover Art: Dave the Potter : Artist Poet Slave 2011
Hill, Laban Carrick
Dave the Potter : Artist Poet Slave
Biography of Dave, an extraordinary potter, poet and slave who lived in South Carolina in the 1800's.
Easy Nonfiction Book 921 D272 2010
  Cover Art: My People 2010
Hughes, Langston
My People
Hughes's spare yet eloquent tribute to his people has been cherished for generations. Now, acclaimed photographer Smith interprets this beloved poem in vivid sepia photographs that capture the glory, the beauty, and the soul of being a black American today.
Easy Nonfiction Book 811.52 H874
  Cover Art: The Blacker the Berry : Poems 2009
Thomas, Joyce Carol
The Blacker the Berry : Poems
A collection of poems, including Golden Goodness, Cranberry Red, and Biscuit Brown, celebrating individuality and Afro-American identity.
Children's Nonfiction Book 811.54 T364
  Cover Art: Let it Shine : Three Favorite Spirituals 2008
Bryan, Ashley, illustrator
Let it Shine : Three Favorite Spirituals
Illustrated versions of three well-known hymns: This Little Light of Mine; He's Got the Whole World in His Hands; When the Saints Go Marching In
Easy Nonfiction Book 782.25302 L
  Cover Art: Moses : When Harriet Tubman Led her People to Freedom 2007
Weatherford, Carole Boston
Moses : When Harriet Tubman Led her People to Freedom
Describes Tubman's spiritual journey as she hears the voice of God guiding her north to freedom on that very first trip to escape the brutal practice of forced servitude. Tubman would make nineteen subsequent trips back south, never being caught, but none as profound as this first one.
Easy Nonfiction Book 921 T793
  Cover Art: Rosa 2006
Giovanni, Nikki
Rosa
Children's Nonfiction Book 921 P238
  Cover Art: Ellington Was Not a Street 2005
Shange, Ntozake.
Ellington Was Not a Street
Easy Nonfiction Book 811.54 Sh18
  Cover Art: Beautiful Blackbird 2004
Bryan, Ashley
Beautiful Blackbird
In a story of the Ila people, the colorful birds of Africa ask Blackbird, whom they think is the most beautiful of birds, to decorate them with some of his blackening brew.
Easy Nonfiction Book 398.20968 B
  Cover Art: Talkin' 'bout Bess : the Story of Aviator Bessie Coleman 2003
Grimes, Nikki
Talkin' 'bout Bess : the Story of Aviator Bessie Coleman
A biography of the woman who became the first licensed Afro-American pilot.
Children's Nonfiction Book 921 C6764
  Cover Art: Goin' Someplace Special 2002
McKissack, Pat
Goin' Someplace Special
In segregated 1950s Nashville, a young African American girl braves a series of indignities and obstacles to get to one of the few integrated places in town: the public library.
Easy Picture Book MCKISSACK
  Cover Art: Uptown 2001
Collier, Bryan
Uptown
A tour of the sights of Harlem, including the Metro-North Train, brownstones, shopping on 125th Street, a barber shop, summer basketball, the Boy's Choir, and sunset over the Harlem River.
Easy Picture Book COLLIER
  Cover Art: In the Time of the Drums 2000
Siegelson, Kim L.
In the Time of the Drums
Mentu, an American-born slave boy, watches his beloved grandmother, Twi, lead the insurrection at Teakettle Creek of Ibo people arriving from Africa on a slave ship.
Children's Fiction Book SIEGELSON
  Cover Art: I See the Rhythm 1999
Igus, Toyomi
I See the Rhythm
Chronicles and captures poetically the history, mood, and movement of African American music. Includes timeline.
Children's Nonfiction Book 784.756 I
  Cover Art: In Daddy's Arms I Am Tall : African Americans Celebrating Fathers 1998
Schroeder, Alan
In Daddy's Arms I Am Tall : African Americans Celebrating Fathers
A collection of poems celebrating African-American fathers, by Angela Johnson, E. Ethelbert Miller, Carole Boston Weatherford, and others.
Children's Nonfiction Book 811.00803 St45
  Cover Art: Minty : a Story of Young Harriet Tubman 1997
Schroeder, Alan.
Minty : a Story of Young Harriet Tubman
Young Harriet Tubman, whose childhood name was Minty, dreams of escaping slavery on the Brodas plantation in the late 1820s.
Children's Fiction Book SCHROEDER
  Cover Art: The Middle Passage : White Ship 1996
Feelings, Tom
The Middle Passage : White Ship
Adult Nonfiction Book
  Cover Art: The Creation 1995
Johnson, James Weldon
The Creation
A poem based on the story of creation from the first book of the Bible.
Children's Nonfiction Book 811.52 J633
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