Coretta Scott King Award


Author
McKissack, Pat
Call Number
J F MCKISSACK
Summary
A collection of ghost stories with African American themes, designed to be told during the Dark Thirty--the half hour before sunset--when ghosts seem all too believable. (1993 Coretta Scott King Award winner)
Author
Taylor, Mildred D.
Call Number
J F TAYLOR
Summary
Four children witness a confrontation between an elderly black man and a white storekeeper in rural Mississippi in the 1930s. (1988 Coretta Scott King Award winner)
Author
Taylor, Mildred D.
Call Number
J F TAYLOR
Summary
After the Civil War Paul, the son of a white father and a black mother, finds himself caught between the two worlds of colored folks and white folks as he pursues his dream of owning land of his own. (2002 Coretta Scott King Award winner)
Author
Taylor, Mildred D.
Call Number
J F TAYLOR
Summary
Four black children growing up in rural Mississippi during the Depression experience racial antagonisms and hard times, but learn from their parents the pride and self-respect they need to survive. (1982 Coretta Scott King Award winner)
Author
Taylor, Mildred D.
Call Number
J F TAYLOR
Summary
Sadistically teased by two white boys in 1940's rural Mississippi, a black youth severely injures one of the boys with a tire iron and enlists Cassie's help in trying to flee the state. (1991 Coretta Scott King Award winner)
Author
Williams-Garcia, Rita
Call Number
J F WILLIAMS-GARCIA
Summary
Delphine, Vonetta, and Fern are off to Alabama to visit their grandmother, Big Ma, and her mother, Ma Charles. Across the way lives Ma Charles's half sister, Miss Trotter. The two half sisters haven't spoken in years. As Delphine hears about her family history, she uncovers the surprising truth that's been keeping the sisters apart. But when tragedy strikes, Delphine discovers that the bonds of family run deeper than she ever knew possible. (2016 Coretta Scott King Award winner)
Author
Williams-Garcia, Rita
Call Number
J F WILLIAMS-GARCIA
Summary
The Gaither sisters are back in Brooklyn, where changes large and small come to their household as they grow up during the turbulent 1960s. (2014 Coretta Scott King Award book)
Author
Williams-Garcia, Rita
Call Number
J F WILLIAMS-GARCIA
Summary
In the summer of 1968, after travelling 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. (2011 Coretta Scott King Award winner)
Author
Woodson, Jacqueline
Call Number
J F WOODSON
Summary
ZJ's friends Ollie, Darry and Daniel help him cope when his father, a beloved professional football player, suffers severe headaches and memory loss that spell the end of his career. (2021 Coretta Scott King Award winner)
Author
Walter, Mildred P.
Call Number
J I WALTER
Summary
Suffering in a family full of females, ten-year-old Justin feels that cleaning and keeping house are women's work until he spends time on his beloved grandfather's ranch. (1997 Coretta Scott King Award winner)
Title
New Kid
Author
Craft, Jerry
Call Number
J NEWBERY CRAFT
Summary
Seventh grader Jordan Banks loves nothing more than drawing cartoons about his life. But instead of sending him to the art school of his dreams, his parents enroll him in a prestigious private school known for its academics, where Jordan is one of the few kids of color in his entire grade. As he makes the daily trip from his Washington Heights apartment to the upscale Riverdale Academy Day School, Jordan soon finds himself torn between two worlds --and not really fitting into either one. Can Jordan learn to navigate his new school culture while keeping his neighborhood friends and staying true to himself? (2020 Winner, 2020 Coretta Scott King Award winner)
Author
Curtis, Christopher P.
Call Number
J NEWBERY CURTIS
Summary
Ten-year-old Bud, a motherless boy living in Flint, Michigan, during the Great Depression, escapes a bad foster home and sets out in search of the man he believes to be his father--the renowned bandleader, H.E. Calloway of Grand Rapids. (2000 Winner, 2000 Coretta Scott King Award winner)
Author
Bauer, Marion D.
Call Number
J P BAUER
Summary
Explores the formation of the universe. (2019 Coretta Scott King Award winner)
Author
Beaty, Daniel
Call Number
J P BEATY
Summary
A boy wakes up one morning to find his father gone. At first, he feels lost. But his father has left him a letter filled with advice to guide him through the times he cannot be there. (2014 Coretta Scott King Award winner)
Author
Bryan, Ashley
Call Number
J P BRYAN
Summary
Illustrated versions of three well-known hymns. (2008 Coretta Scott King Award winner)
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