Coretta Scott King Award


Summary
A play that depicts Frederick Douglas overcoming his beginnings as a slave to becoming the first African American man to hold a diplomatic office. (1990 Coretta Scott King Award winner)
Author
Morrison, Toni
Call Number
J 379.263 MOR
Summary
A treasure chest of archival photographs that depict the historical events surrounding school desegregation. These unforgettable images serve as the inspiration for a fictional account of the dialogue and emotions of the children who lived during the era of "separate but equal" schooling. (2005 Coretta Scott King Award winner)
Author
Bryan, Ashley
Call Number
J 398.2 BRY
Summary
Five traditional Nigerian tales include "Hen and Frog," "Why Bush Cow and Elephant are Bad Friends," "The Husband Who Counted the Spoonfuls," "Why Frog and Snake Never Play Together," and "How Animals Got Their Tails." (1981 Coretta Scott King Award winner)
Author
Guy, Rosa
Call Number
J 398.2 GUY
Summary
Because Mother Crocodile tells stories of the past, the little crocodiles choose to believe she is crazy until almost too late they learn otherwise. (1982 Coretta Scott King Award winner)
Author
Hamilton, Virginia
Call Number
J 398.2 HAM
Summary
The friendship of twelve-year-old cousins Cammy and Elodie is threatened when the family reunion includes two other cousins near their age and Elodie is tempted to drop Cammy for a new companion. (1996 Coretta Scott King Award winner)
Author
Hamilton, Virginia
Call Number
J 398.2 HAM
Summary
Retold Afro-American folktales of animals, fantasy, the supernatural, and desire for freedom, born of the sorrow of the slaves, but passed on in hope. (1986 Coretta Scott King Award winner)
Author
Igus, Toyomi
Call Number
J 780.899 IGU
Summary
Chronicles and captures poetically the history, mood, and movement of African American music. A celebration of African American music and the far-reaching impact it has had on the world, "I See the Rhythm" traces the progression of black music from its traditional roots in Africa to contemporary hip hop. (1999 Coretta Scott King Award winner)
Author
Nelson, Kadir
Call Number
J 796.357 NEL
Summary
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. (2009 Coretta Scott King Award winner) (2009 Sibert Medal winner)
Author
Alexander, Kwame
Call Number
J 808.1 ALE
Summary
A glorious, lyrical ode to poets who have sparked a sense of wonder. (2018 Coretta Scott King Award winner)
Author
Steptoe, Javaka
Call Number
J 811.008 IND
Summary
A collection of poems celebrating African-American fathers by Angela Johnson, E. Ethelbert Miller, Carole Boston Weatherford, and others. (1998 Coretta Scott King Award winner)
Author
Feelings, Tom
Call Number
J 811.508 SOU
Summary
Artwork and poems by such writers as Maya Angelou, Langston Hughes, and Askia Toure portray the creativity, strength, and beauty of their African American heritage. (1994 Coretta Scott King Award winner)
Author
Hughes, Langston
Call Number
J 811.52 HUG
Summary
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. (2010 Coretta Scott King Award winner)
Author
Hughes, Langston
Call Number
J 811.52 HUG
Summary
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. (2013 Coretta Scott King Award winner)
Author
Shange, Nitozake
Call Number
J 811.54 SHA
Summary
A tribute to select African American men including Paul Robeson, William Edward Burghardt (W.E.B.) DuBois, Ray Barretto, Earlington Carl "Sonny Til" Tilghman, John Birks "Dizzy" Gillespie, Dr. Kwane Nkrumah, Edward Kennedy "Duke" Ellington, Virgil "Honey Bear" Atkins, and the Clovers. (2005 Coretta Scott King Award winner)
Author
Thomas, Joyce C.
Call Number
J 811.54 THO
Summary
This work features twelve poems complimenting different shades of skin color and connecting those colors with similes and metaphors of foods -- mostly berries. The poems each convey, through the eyes of a child, the beauty of their own complexion and how their skin came to be that color. (2009 Coretta Scott King Award winner)
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