Coretta Scott King Award


Author
Woodson, Jacqueline
Call Number
J 811.54 WOO
Summary
Jacqueline Woodson, one of today's finest writers, tells the moving story of her childhood in mesmerizing verse. Raised in South Carolina and New York, Woodson always felt halfway home in each place. In vivid poems, she shares what it was like to grow up as an African American in the 1960s and 1970s, living with the remnants of Jim Crow and her growing awareness of the Civil Rights movement. (2015 Coretta Scott King Award winner)
Author
Nelson, Kadir
Call Number
J 973.049 NEL
Summary
A grandmotherly figure narrates the story of the African-American experience, from Revolutionary-era slavery up to the election of President Obama. (2012 Coretta Scott King Award winner)
Author
Pinkney, Andrea D.
Call Number
J 973.049 PIN
Summary
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. (2014 Coretta Scott King Award winner)
Author
Andrews, Troy
Call Number
J BIO ANDREWS
Summary
Hailing from the Tremé neighborhood in New Orleans, Troy "Trombone Shorty" Andrews got his nickname by wielding a trombone twice as long as he was high. A prodigy, he was leading his own band by age six, and today this Grammy-nominated artist headlines the legendary New Orleans Jazz Fest. (2016 Coretta Scott King Award winner)
Author
Mathis, Sharon B.
Call Number
J BIO CHARLES
Summary
Young readers learn the rags-to-riches story of legendary musician Ray Charles's life - from age 7, when he loses his sight completely, to age 40, when he performs to dazzled audiences world-wide and participates in the fight for racial justice. (1974 Coretta Scott King Award winner)
Author
Grimes, Nikki
Call Number
J BIO COLEMAN
Summary
A biography of the woman who became the first licensed Afro-American pilot. (2003 Coretta Scott King Award winner)
Author
Hill, Laban C.
Call Number
J BIO DAVE 2010
Summary
Chronicles the life of Dave, a nineteenth-century slave who went on to become an influential poet, artist, and potter. (2010 Coretta Scott King Award winner)
Author
Weatherford, Carole B.
Call Number
J BIO FRANKLIN
Summary
This Queen was a multi-Grammy winner and the first female inductee to the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. And there was even more to Aretha than being a singer, songwriter, and pianist: she was an activist, too. Her song "Respect" was an anthem for people fighting for civil rights and women's rights. With words that sing and art that shines, this vibrant portrait of Aretha Franklin pays her the R-E-S-P-E-C-T this Queen of Soul deserves. (2021 Coretta Scott King Award winner)
Author
Nelson, Vaunda M.
Call Number
J BIO REEVES
Summary
This biography profiles the life of Bass Reeves, a former slave who was recruited as a deputy United States Marshal in the area that was to become Oklahoma. (2010 Coretta Scott King Award winner)
Title
Rosa
Author
Giovanni, Nikki
Call Number
J BIO ROSA
Summary
Fifty years after her refusal to give up her seat on a Montgomery, Alabama, city bus, Mrs. Rosa Parks is still one of the most important figures in the American civil rights movement. This picture- book tribute to Mrs. Parks is a celebration of her courageous action and the events that followed. (2006 Coretta Scott King Award winner)
Author
Schroeder, Alan
Call Number
J BIO TUBMAN
Summary
Young Harriet Tubman, whose childhood name was Minty, dreams of escaping slavery on the Brodas plantation in the late 1820s. (1997 Coretta Scott King Award winner)
Author
Alexander, Kwame
Call Number
J CALDECOTT ALEXANDER
Summary
The Newbery Award-winning author of The Crossover pens an ode to black American triumph and tribulation, with art from a two-time Caldecott Honoree. (2020 Winner, 2020 Coretta Scott King Award winner)
Author
Steptoe, Javaka
Call Number
J CALDECOTT STEPTOE
Summary
Jean-Michael Basquiat and his unique, collage-style paintings rocked to fame in the 1980s as a cultural phenomenon unlike anything the art work had ever seen. But before that, he was a little boy who saw art everywhere: in poetry books and museums, in games and in the words that we speak, and in the pulsing energy of New York City. Now, award-winning illustrator Javaka Steptoe's vivid text and bold artwork echoing Basquiat's own introduce young readers to the powerful message that art doesn't always have to be neat or clean--and definitely not inside the lines--to be beautiful. (2017 Winner, 2017 Coretta Scott King Award winner)
Author
Curtis, Christopher P.
Call Number
J F CURTIS
Summary
In 1859, eleven-year-old Elijah Freeman, the first free-born child in Buxton, Canada, which is a haven for slaves fleeing the American south, uses his wits and skills to try to bring to justice the lying preacher who has stolen money that was to be used to buy a family's freedom. (2008 Coretta Scott King Award winner)
Author
Lester, Julius
Call Number
J F LESTER
Summary
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 Coretta Scott King Award winner)
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