Coretta Scott King Award


Author
Bryan, Ashley
Call Number
J P BRYAN
Summary
In a story of the Ila people, the colorful birds of Africa ask Blackbird, whom they think is the most beautiful of birds, to decorate them with some of his "blackening brew." (2004 Coretta Scott King Award winner)
Author
Clifton, Lucille
Call Number
J P CLIFTON
Summary
Everett Anderson has a difficult time coming to terms with his grief after his father dies. (1984 Coretta Scott King Award winner)
Title
Uptown
Author
Collier, Bryan
Call Number
J P COLLIER
Summary
A tour of the sights of Harlem, including the Metro-North Train, brownstones, shopping on 125th Street, a barber shop, summer basketball, the Boy's Choir, and sunset over the Harlem River. (2001 Coretta Scott King Award winner)
Summary
American Ballet Theater soloist Misty Copeland encourages a young ballet student, with brown skin like her own, by telling her that she, too, had to learn basic steps and how to be graceful when she was starting out, and that some day, with practice and dedication, the little girl will become a firebird, too. (2015 Coretta Scott King Award winner)
Author
Dragonwagon, Crescent
Call Number
J P DRAGONWAGON
Summary
The summer night is full of wonderful sounds and scents as Susan falls asleep. (1987 Coretta Scott King Award winner)
Author
Evans, Shane
Call Number
J P EVANS
Summary
A picture book account of a family of slaves heading for freedom by way of the Underground Railroad. (2012 Coretta Scott King Award winner)
Author
Flournoy, Valerie
Call Number
J P FLOURNOY
Summary
Using scraps cut from the family's old clothing, Tanya helps her grandmother and mother make a beautiful quilt that tells the story of her family's life. (1986 Coretta Scott King Award winner)
Author
Greenfield, Eloise
Call Number
J P GREENFIELD
Summary
In words that sing and pictures that evoke the rich life and culture of the African continent, here is a book that makes real the deepest longings and imaginings of children for the faraway land of their ancestors. (1978 Coretta Scott King Award winner)
Author
Johnson, James W.
Call Number
J P JOHNSON
Summary
A poem based on the story of creation from the first book of the Bible. (1995 Coretta Scott King Award winner)
Author
McKissack, Pat
Call Number
J P MCKISSACK
Summary
In segregated 1950s Nashville, a young African American girl braves a series of indignities and obstacles to get to one of the few integrated places in town: the public library. (2002 Coretta Scott King Award winner)
Author
McKissack, Pat
Call Number
J P MCKISSACK
Summary
To win first prize in the Junior Cakewalk, Mirandy tries to capture the wind for her partner. (1989 Coretta Scott King Award winner)
Author
Ringgold, Faith
Call Number
J P RINGGOLD
Summary
A young girl dreams of flying above her Harlem home, claiming all she sees for herself and her family. Based on the author's quilt painting of the same name. (1992 Coretta Scott King Award winner)
Author
Siegelson, Kim L.
Call Number
J P SIEGELSON
Summary
Mentu, an American-born slave boy, watches his beloved grandmother, Twi, lead the insurrection at Teakettle Creek of Ibo people arriving from Africa on a slave ship. (2000 Coretta Scott King Award winner)
Author
Steptoe, John
Call Number
J P STEPTOE
Summary
Mufaro's two beautiful daughters, one bad-tempered, one kind and sweet, go before the king, who is choosing a wife. (1988 Coretta Scott King Award winner)
Author
Weatherford, Carole B.
Call Number
J P WEATHERFORD
Summary
Describes Tubman's spiritual journey as she hears the voice of God guiding her north to freedom on that very first trip to escape the brutal practice of forced servitude. Tubman would make nineteen subsequent trips back South, never being caught, but none as profound as this first one. (2007 Coretta Scott King Award winner)
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