Coretta Scott King Awards
2017
March: Book Three
Click to search this book in our catalog   John Lewis

School Library Journal Gr 8 Up-The final installment in the celebrated graphic novel trilogy that documents C...More

2017
Radiant Child
Click to search this book in our catalog   Javaka Steptoe

School Library Journal Gr 1-5-Through a simple text and vivid mixed-media collage art, the author evokes the ...More

2017
The Sun Is Also a Star
Click to search this book in our catalog   Nicola Yoon
 
2017
As Brave As You
 Jason Reynolds
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2017
Freedom Over Me
 Ashley Bryan
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2017
Freedom in Congo Square
 Carole Boston Weatherford
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2017
In Plain Sight
Click to search this book in our catalog   C. J. Box
2016
Gone Crazy in Alabama
Click to search this book in our catalog   Rita Williams Garcia

Book list *Starred Review* Readers of One Crazy Summer (2010) and P.S. Be Eleven (2013) have spent quality ti...More

2016
Trombone Shorty
Click to search this book in our catalog   Troy Andrews
 
2016
Hoodoo
 Ronald L. Smith

Book list Smith's debut novel introduces readers to Hoodoo, a 12-year-old African American boy living in ...More

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2016
Voice of Freedom
 Carole Boston Weatherford
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2016
All American Boys
 Jason Reynolds
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2016
The Boy in the Black Suit
Click to search this book in our catalog   Jason Reynolds

School Library Journal Gr 7 Up-Matt's mother just died, and his dad isn't coping well, hanging out wi...More

2016
X: A Novel
Click to search this book in our catalog   Ilyasah Shabazz

Publishers Weekly This fictionalized account of the boy who became Malcolm X maintains a suspenseful, poetic ...More

2016
The Book Itch: Freedom, Truth, and Harlems Greatest Bookstore
Click to search this book in our catalog   Vaunda Micheaux Nelson
 
2016
Last Stop on Market Street
 Matt de la Pena

Publishers Weekly Like still waters, de la Peņa (A Nation's Hope) and Robinson's (Gaston) story runs ...More

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2016
Last Stop on Market Street
 Matt de la Pena

Publishers Weekly Like still waters, de la Peņa (A Nation's Hope) and Robinson's (Gaston) story runs ...More

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2015
Brown girl dreaming
 Jacqueline Woodson

Book list *Starred Review* What is this book about? In an appended author's note, Woodson says it best: m...More

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2015
Firebird
Click to search this book in our catalog   Christopher Myers

School Library Journal Gr 2-6-A poetic dialogue between an aspiring young dancer and the American Ballet Thea...More

2014
PS Be Eleven
Click to search this book in our catalog   Rita Williams Garcia

Book list *Starred Review* The Gaither sisters Delphine, Vonetta, and Fern are newly returned from a summer s...More

2014
Knock knock my dads dream for me
Click to search this book in our catalog   written by Daniel Beaty and illustrated by Bryan Collier

Publishers Weekly Beaty's spoken-word performance about a childhood lived in the shadow of incarceration...More

 
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,...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&#...More

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2012 (Author)
Heart and Soul: The Story of America and African Americans
 Kadir Nelson

Publishers Weekly As in We Are the Ship, Nelson knits together the nation's proudest moments with its mo...More

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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 sla...More

2011 (Author)
One Crazy Summer
Click to search this book in our catalog   Rita Williams Garcia

Publishers Weekly Williams-Garcia (Jumped) evokes the close-knit bond between three sisters, and the fervor ...More

2011 (Illustrator)
Dave the Potter: Artist, Poet, Slave
Click to search this book in our catalog   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 ...More

 
2010 (Author)
Bad News for Outlaws: The Remarkable Life of Bass Reeves, Deputy U.S. Marshall
 Vaunda Micheaux Nelson

Book list Nelson and Christie know the proper way to open a western with a showdown. Young readers first see ...More

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2010 (Illustrator)
My People
 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...More

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2009 (Author)
We are the ship : the story of Negro League baseball
 words and paintings by Kadir Nelson ; foreward by Hank Aaron.
Publishers Weekly: Starred Review. In his first outing as author as well as illustrator, Nelson (Ellington Was No...More
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2009 (Illustrator)
The blacker the berry : poems
Click to search this book in our catalog   by Joyce Carol Thomas ; illustrated by Floyd Cooper.
School Library Journal : Gr 1–4—The varieties of African-American ethnic heritage are often rendered inv...More
2008 (Illustrator)
Let it Shine
Click to search this book in our catalog   Ashley Bryan
Publishers Weekly: Starred Review. Bryan (Beautiful Blackbird) again proves himself a maestro with scissors (...More
2008 (Author)
Elijah of Buxton
Click to search this book in our catalog   Christopher Paul Curtis
Publishers Weekly : Elijah Freeman, 11, has two claims to fame. He was the first child born free to former slaves in...More
 
2007 (Author)
Copper Sun
 Sharon Draper
Publishers Weekly: Draper's (Forged by Fire) historical novel takes on an epic sweep as it chronicles the...More
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2007 (Illustrator)
Moses: When Harriet Tubman Led Her People to Freedom
 Carole Boston Weatherford
Publishers Weekly: Starred Review. In this gorgeous, poetic picture book, Weatherford (The Sound that Jazz Makes<...More
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2006 (Author)
Day of Tears: A Novel in Dialogue
 Julius Lester
Publishers Weekly: Unfolding like a play, Lester's novel in dialogue—based on actual events—cannot h...More
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2006 (Illustrator)
Rosa
Click to search this book in our catalog   Nikki Giovanni
Publishers Weekly: Starred Review. Giovanni (The Sun Is So Quiet) and Collier (Uptown) offer a moving ...More
2005 (Author)
Remember: The Journey to School Integration
Click to search this book in our catalog   Toni Morrison
Publishers Weekly : Assembling more than 50 photographs depicting segregation, school scenes and events prior to and...More
2005 (Illustrator)
Ellington Was Not a Street
Click to search this book in our catalog   Ntozake Shange
Publishers Weekly : At once personal and universal, Shange's poem, "Mood Indigo" (published in her 1983 po...More
 
2004 (Author)
The First Part Last
 Angela Johnson
Publishers Weekly : In this companion novel, Johnson's fans learn just how Bobby, the single father for whom Marley ...More
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2004 (Illustrator)
Beautiful Blackbird
 Ashley Bryan
Publishers Weekly : Storyteller Bryan's (What a Wonderful World) singular voice provides rhythm and sound effects th...More
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2003 (Author)
Bronx Masquerade
 Nikki Grimes
Publishers Weekly : When a high school teacher in the Bronx begins to host open-mike poetry in his classroom on Frid...More
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2003 (Illustrator)
Talkin About Bessie: The Story of Aviator Elizabeth Coleman
Click to search this book in our catalog   E.B. Lewis
Publishers Weekly : Historic flights take the spotlight in two fall titles. Talkin' About Bessie: The Story of Aviat...More
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 th...More

2002 (Illustrator)
Goin Someplace Special
Click to search this book in our catalog   Jerry Pinkney
Publishers Weekly : McKissack draws from her childhood in Nashville for this instructive picture book. "I don't...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 under...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 ...More
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2000 (Author)
Bud, Not Buddy
 Christopher Paul Curtis
Library Journal : Gr 4-7-Motherless Bud shares his amusingly astute rules of life as he hits the road to find the ja...More
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2000 (Illustrator)
In the Time of the Drums
Click to search this book in our catalog   Kim L. Siegelson and Brian Pinkney
Publishers Weekly : Siegelsons (The Terrible, Wonderful Tellin at Hog Hammock) lyrical retelling of a Gullah legend ...More
1999 (Author)
Heaven
Click to search this book in our catalog   Angela Johnson
Publishers Weekly : As in her Gone from Home (reviewed above), Johnson here explores the themes of what makes a plac...More
1999 (Illustrator)
I See the Rhythm
Click to search this book in our catalog   Michele Wood
 
1998 (Author)
Forged by Fire
 Sharon Draper
School Library Journal : Gr 7-10--Gerald, a battered and neglected African-American child, is severely burned in a f...More
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1998 (Illustrator)
In Daddys Arms I Am Tall
 Javaka Steptoe
Publishers Weekly : This stunning homage to fathers offers a textured potpourri of voices and visuals. Love, pain, r...More
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1997 (Author)
Slam
 Walter Dean Myers
Publisher's Weekly : A love of basketball isn't necessary to enjoy this gritty, feelingly told tale, but it would ce...More
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1997 (Illustrator)
Minty
Click to search this book in our catalog   Jerry Pinkney
Publisher's Weekly : This fictionalized account of Tubman's childhood on a Maryland plantation provides a cruel snap...More
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 Pat...More
1996 (Illustrator)
The Middle Passage
Click to search this book in our catalog   Tom Feelings
School Library Journal : YA--Feelings's art speaks to the soul in this magnificent visual record of the Black Diaspo...More
 
1995 (Author)
Christmas in the Big House, Christmas in the Quarters
 Patricia McKissack
Publishers Weekly : On a Virginia plantation in 1859, the slaves work hard to get the Big House ready for Christmas,...More
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1995 (Illustrator)
The Creation
 James Ransome
School Library Journal : Gr 1-4-An earlier edition of Johnson's fine poem of the Harlem Renaissance failed to fi...More
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