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  Cover Art: I Have a Sister--my Sister is Deaf 1979
Peterson, Jeanne Whitehouse
I Have a Sister--my Sister is Deaf
A young girl describes how her deaf sister experiences everyday things.
1977
Children's Nonfiction Book
  Cover Art: Childtimes : a Three-generation Memoir 1980
Greenfield, Eloise
Childtimes : a Three-generation Memoir
Three African-American women, a daughter, mother, and grandmother, bring to life again the children they once were and the times they used to have.
1979
Children's Nonfiction Book
  Cover Art: James Van DerZee the Picture-takin' Man 1980
Haskins, James
James Van DerZee the Picture-takin' Man
A biography of the black photographer who has received acclaim for his prints of Harlem.
1979
Adult Nonfiction Book
  Cover Art: Don't Explain : a Song of Billie Holiday 1981
De Veaux, Alexis
Don't Explain : a Song of Billie Holiday
Presents a prose poem recounting the life of the American jazz singer affectionately known as Lady Day.
1980
Adult Nonfiction Book
  Cover Art: Rainbow Jordan 1982
Childress, Alice
Rainbow Jordan
Her mother, her foster guardian, and 14-year-old Rainbow comment on the state of things as she prepares to return to a foster home for yet another stay.
1981
Teen Fiction Book
  Cover Art: This Strange New Feeling : Three Love Stories from Black History 1983
Lester, Julius
This Strange New Feeling : Three Love Stories from Black History
1982
Teen Fiction Book
  Cover Art: The Magical Adventures of Pretty Pearl 1984
Hamilton, Virginia
The Magical Adventures of Pretty Pearl
Pretty Pearl, a spirited African god child eager to show off her powers, travels to the Western Hemisphere. Disguised as a human, she lives among a band of free Blacks who have created their own separate world deep inside a vast forest.
1983
Teen Fiction Book
  Cover Art: Lena : a Personal and Professional Biography of Lena Horne 1984
Haskins, James
Lena : a Personal and Professional Biography of Lena Horne
1984
Adult Nonfiction Book
  Cover Art: An Enchanted Hair Tale 1988
De Veaux, Alexis
An Enchanted Hair Tale
Sudan suffers from the general ridicule of his strange-looking hair, until he comes to accept and enjoy its enchantment.
1987
Easy Picture Book
  Cover Art: The Tales of Uncle Remus : the Adventures of Brer Rabbit 1988
Lester, Julius
The Tales of Uncle Remus : the Adventures of Brer Rabbit
A retelling of the Afro-American tales about the adventures and misadventures of Brer Rabbit and his friends and enemies.
1987
Children's Nonfiction Book
  Cover Art: Anthony Burns : the Defeat and Triumph of a Fugitive Slave 1989
Hamilton, Virginia
Anthony Burns : the Defeat and Triumph of a Fugitive Slave
A biography of the slave who escaped to Boston in 1854, was arrested at the instigation of his owner, and whose trial caused a furor between abolitionists and those determined to enforce the Fugitive Slave Acts. Includes Selections from the Fugitive Slave Act of 1850.
1988
Children's Nonfiction Book
  Cover Art: The Bells of Christmas 1990
Hamilton, Virginia
The Bells of Christmas
Twelve-year-old Jason describes the wonderful Christmas of 1890 that he and his family celebrate in their home in Springfield, Ohio.
1989
Children's Fiction Book
  Cover Art: When I Am Old with You 1991
Johnson, Angela
When I Am Old with You
An Afro-American boy imagines being old with Grandaddy and joining him in such activities as playing cards all day, visiting the ocean, and eating bacon on the porch.
1990
Easy Picture Book
  Cover Art: Night On Neighborhood Street 1992
Greenfield, Eloise
Night On Neighborhood Street
A collection of poems exploring the sounds, sights, and emotions enlivening a Black neighborhood during the course of one evening.
1991
Children's Nonfiction Book
  Cover Art: Sojourner Truth : Ain't I a Woman? 1993
McKissack, Pat
Sojourner Truth : Ain't I a Woman?
A biography of the former slave, Isabella VanWagener, who became well-known as an abolitionist and advocate of women's rights.
1992
Children's Nonfiction Book
  Cover Art: Somewhere in the Darkness 1993
Myers, Walter Dean
Somewhere in the Darkness
A teenage boy accompanies his father, who has recently escaped from prison, on a trip that turns out to be an often painful time of discovery for them both.
1992
Teen Fiction Book
  Cover Art: Brown Honey in Broomwheat Tea : Poems 1994
Thomas, Joyce Carol
Brown Honey in Broomwheat Tea : Poems
A collection of poems exploring the theme of African-American identity.
1993
Children's Nonfiction Book
  Cover Art: Malcolm X : By Any Means Necessary : a Biography 1994
Myers, Walter Dean
Malcolm X : By Any Means Necessary : a Biography
A biography of a complex man whose life reflected the major issues of our times.
1993
Children's Nonfiction Book
  Cover Art: The Captive 1995
Hansen, Joyce.
The Captive
Kofi, an Ashanti boy, is captured, sold into slavery and taken to Massachusetts in the 1790's. He makes his escape and is taken in by Paul Cuffe, an African American ship builder with a dream of taking Africans back to their homeland.
1994
Children's Fiction Book
  Cover Art: I Hadn't Meant to Tell You this 1995
Woodson, Jacqueline
I Hadn't Meant to Tell You this
Marie, the only Black girl in the eighth grade willing to befriend her white classmate Lena, discovers that Lena's father is doing horrible things to her in private.
1994
Teen Fiction Book
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