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Coretta Scott King Award for Older Readers
The Coretta Scott King Book Award is given to books by African-American authors and illustrators for outstanding inspirational and educational contributions. For the full listing of winners and honor books, see the Coretta Scott King Award website
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  Cover Art: Zora and Me Bond, Victoria
Zora and Me
A fictionalized account of Zora Neale Hurston's childhood with her best friend Carrie, in Eatonville, Florida, as they learn about life, death, and the differences between truth, lies, and pretending. [2012 Steptoe Award for New Talent]
Children's Fiction Book
  Cover Art: Copper Sun Draper, Sharon M.
Copper Sun
Two fifteen-year-old girls--one a slave and the other an indentured servant--escape their Carolina plantation and try to make their way to Fort Moses, Florida, a Spanish colony that gives sanctuary to slaves. [2007 Winner]
Teen Fiction Book
  Cover Art: Tears of a Tiger Draper, Sharon M.
Tears of a Tiger
The death of high school basketball star Rob Washington in an automobile accident affects the lives of his close friend Andy, who was driving the car, and many others in the school. [1995 John Steptoe Award for New Talent] [Hazelwood High trilogy, book 1] [Forged by Fire (book 2) won 1998 Award]
Teen Fiction Book
  Cover Art: The Skin I'm in Flake, Sharon
The Skin I'm in
Thirteen-year-old Maleeka, uncomfortable because her skin is extremely dark, meets a new teacher with a birthmark on her face and makes some discoveries about how to love who she is and what she looks like. [1999 John Steptoe Award for New Talent]
Teen Fiction Book
  Cover Art: Who Am I Without Him? : Short Stories About Girls and the Boys in Their Lives Flake, Sharon
Who Am I Without Him? : Short Stories About Girls and the Boys in Their Lives
Sharon Flake takes readers through the minds of girls trying to define themselves while struggling to remain relevant to the boys in their lives. This is a complex, often humorous, always on-point exposition of black youth resolving to find self-worth . . . any way they know how. [2005 Honor Book]
Teen Fiction Book
  Cover Art: Money Hungry Flake, Sharon
Money Hungry
All thirteen-year-old Raspberry can think of is making money so that she and her mother never have to worry about living on the streets again. [2002 Honor Book]
Teen Fiction Book
  Cover Art: Jazmin's Notebook Grimes, Nikki
Jazmin's Notebook
Jazmin, a fourteen-year-old Afo-American girl who lives with her sister in a Harlem apartment, finds strength in writing poetry and keeping a diary. [1999 Honor Book]
Teen Fiction Book
  Cover Art: Bronx Masquerade Grimes, Nikki
Bronx Masquerade
While studying the Harlem Renaissance, students at a Bronx high school read aloud poems they've written, revealing their innermost thoughts and fears to their formerly clueless classmates. [2003 Winner]
Teen Fiction Book
  Cover Art: Dark Sons Grimes, Nikki
Dark Sons
Alternating poems compare and contrast the conflicted feelings of Ishmael, son of the Biblical patriarch Abraham, and Sam, a teenager in New York City, as they try to come to terms with being abandoned by their fathers and with the love they feel for their younger stepbrothers. [2006 Honor Book]
Teen Fiction Book
  Cover Art: Words with Wings Grimes, Nikki
Words with Wings
Gabby daydreams to tune out her parents' arguments, but when her parents divorce and she begins a new school, daydreaming gets her into trouble...until she finds a friend who also daydreams and her teacher decides to work a daydreaming-writing session into every school day.[2014 Honor Book]
Children's Fiction Book
  Cover Art: Langston Hughes Hughes, Langston
Langston Hughes
A brief profile of African American poet Langston Hughes accompanies some of his better known poems for children. [2007 Honor Book for Illustration]
Children's Nonfiction Book
  Cover Art: The First Part Last Johnson, Angela
The First Part Last
Bobby's carefree teenage life changes forever when he becomes a father and must care for his adored baby daughter. [2004 Winner]
Teen Fiction Book
  Cover Art: Heaven Johnson, Angela
Heaven
Fourteen-year-old Marley's seemingly perfect life in the small town of Heaven is disrupted when she discovers that her father and mother are not her real parents. [1999 Winner]
Teen Fiction Book
  Cover Art: Standing Against the Wind Jones, Traci L.
Standing Against the Wind
As she tries to escape her poor Chicago neighborhood by winning a scholarship to a prestigious boarding school, shy and studious eighth-grader Patrice discovers that she has more options in life than she previously realized. [2007 John Steptoe Award for New Talent]
Teen Fiction Book
  Cover Art: Day of Tears : a Novel in Dialogue Lester, Julius
Day of Tears : a Novel in Dialogue
Emma has taken care of the Butler children since Sarah and Frances's mother, Fanny, left. Emma wants to raise the girls to have good hearts, as a rift over slavery has ripped the Butler household apart. Now, to pay off debts, Pierce Butler wants to cash in his slave assets, possibly including Emma. [2006 Winner]
Teen Fiction Book
  Cover Art: March. Book One Lewis, John
March. Book One
Congressman John Lewis (GA-5) is an American icon, one of the key figures of the civil rights movement. His commitment to justice and nonviolence has taken him from an Alabama sharecropper's farm to the halls of Congress, from a segregated schoolroom to the 1963 March on Washington, and from receiving beatings from state troopers to receiving the Medal of Freedom from the first African-American president. March is a vivid first-hand account of John Lewis' lifelong struggle for civil and human rights.[2014 Honor Book]
Adult Graphic Novel
  Cover Art: The Rock and the River Magoon, Kekla
The Rock and the River
In 1968 Chicago, fourteen-year-old Sam Childs is caught in a conflict between his father's nonviolent approach to seeking civil rights for African Americans and his older brother, who has joined the Black Panther Party. [2010 John Steptoe Award for New Talent]
Teen Fiction Book
  Cover Art: Chill Wind McDonald, Janet
Chill Wind
Afraid that she will have no where to go when her welfare checks are stopped, nineteen-year-old high school dropout Aisha tries to figure out how she can support herself and her two young children in New York City. [2003 John Steptoe Award for New Talent]
Teen Fiction Book
  Cover Art: Remember : the Journey to School Integration Morrison, Toni
Remember : the Journey to School Integration
"On May 17, 1954, the U.S. Supreme Court declared segregated schools unconstitutional in Brown v. Board of Education. This pivotal decision ushered in an emotional and trying period in our nation's history, the effects of which still linger...[Here is] a fictional account of the dialogue and emotions of the students who lived during the era of change in separate-but-equal schooling." --BOOK JACKET. [2005 Winner]
Children's Nonfiction Book
  Cover Art: Fallen Angels Myers, Walter Dean
Fallen Angels
Seventeen-year-old Richie Perry, just out of his Harlem high school, enlists in the Army in the summer of 1967 and spends a devastating year on active duty in Vietnam. [1989 Winner]
Teen Fiction Book
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