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Coretta Scott King Award - Authors
Best books by authors and illustrators of African descent.
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  Cover Art: P.S. Be Eleven 2014
Williams-Garcia, Rita
P.S. Be Eleven
The Gaither sisters return to Brooklyn, where they adapt to new feelings of independence while managing changes large and small, from Pa's new girlfriend to a very different Uncle Darnell's return from Vietnam.
274 pages 2013
Children's Fiction Book
  Cover Art: Hand in Hand : Ten Black Men Who Changed America 2013
Pinkney, Andrea Davis.
Hand in Hand : Ten Black Men Who Changed America
Presents the stories of ten African-American men from different eras in American history, organized chronologically to provide a scope from slavery to the modern day.
243 p. 2012
Children's Nonfiction Book
  Cover Art: Heart and Soul : the Story of America and African Americans 2012
Nelson, Kadir
Heart and Soul : the Story of America and African Americans
An simple introduction to African-American history, from Revolutionary-era slavery up to the election of President Obama.
108 p. 2011
Children's Nonfiction Book
  Cover Art: One Crazy Summer 2011
Williams-Garcia, Rita.
One Crazy Summer
In the summer of 1968, after traveling from Brooklyn to Oakland, California, to spend a month with the mother they barely know, eleven-year-old Delphine and her two younger sisters arrive to a cold welcome as they discover that their mother, a dedicated poet and printer, is resentful of the intrusion of their visit and wants them to attend a nearby Black Panther summer camp.
218 p. 2010
Children's Fiction Book
  Cover Art: Bad News for Outlaws : The Remarkable Life of Bass Reeves Deputy U.S. Marshall 2010
Nelson
Bad News for Outlaws : The Remarkable Life of Bass Reeves Deputy U.S. Marshall
Learn about Bass Reeves and how he became a deputy U.S. marshall.
40 p. 2009
Children's Nonfiction Book
  Cover Art: We are the Ship :The Story of Negro League Baseball 2009
Nelson, Kadir
We are the Ship :The Story of Negro League Baseball
Using an Everyman player as his narrator, Kadir Nelson tells the story of Negro League baseball from its beginnings in the 1920s through the decline after Jackie Robinson crossed over to the majors in 1947.
88 p. 2008
Children's Nonfiction Book
  Cover Art: Elijah of Buxton 2008
Curtis, Christopher Paul
Elijah of Buxton
In 1859, eleven-year-old Elijah Freema was the first free-born child in Buxton, Canada, a haven for slaves fleeing the American south. Elijah uses his wits and skills to try to bring to justice the lying preacher who stole money that was to be used to buy a family's freedom.
341 p. 2007
Children's Fiction Book
  Cover Art: Copper Sun 2007
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.
302 p. 2006
Teen Fiction Book
  Cover Art: Day of Tears : a Novel in Dialogue 2006
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.
177 p. 2005
Teen Fiction Book
  Cover Art: Remember : the Journey to School Integration 2005
Morrison, Toni
Remember : the Journey to School Integration
78 p. 2004
Children's Nonfiction Book
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