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AWARD WINNERS: Coretta Scott King Award


Given to African American authors and illustrator for outstanding inspirational and educational contributions, the Coretta Scott King Book Award titles promote understanding and appreciation of the culture of all peoples and their contribution to the realization of the American dream of a pluralistic society.

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The blacker the berry : poems Juvenile Book The blacker the berry : poems
2009 Illustrator Winner. A collection of poems, including "Golden Goodness," "Cranberry Red," and "Biscuit Brown," celebrating individuality and Afro-American identity.

Thomas, Joyce Carol.
J 811.6 THOMAS
We are the ship : the story of Negro League baseball Juvenile Book We are the ship : the story of Negro League baseball
2009 Author Winner. 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.

Nelson, Kadir.
J 796.3576 NELSON
Let it shine : stories of Black women freedom fighters Juvenile Book Let it shine : stories of Black women freedom fighters
2008 Illustrator Winner. Tells the stories of ten African-American women freedom fighters.

Pinkney, Andrea Davis.
J 323.0923 PINKNEY
Elijah of Buxton Juvenile Book Elijah of Buxton
2008 Author Winner. 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.

Curtis, Christopher Paul.
J CURTIS
Moses : when Harriet Tubman led her people to freedom book Moses : when Harriet Tubman led her people to freedom
2007 Illustrator Award. 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.

Weatherford, Carole Boston, 1956-
E WEATHER
Copper sun Teen Book Copper sun
2007 Author Winner. Two fifteen-year-old girls--one a slave and the other an indentured servant--escape their Carolina plantation and try to make their way to Fort Moses, Florida, a Spanish colony that gives sanctuary to slaves.

Draper, Sharon M. (Sharon Mills)
TEEN DRAPER
Rosa Juvenile Book Rosa
2006 Illustrator Winner. The story of Rosa Parks and her courageous act of defiance.

Giovanni, Nikki.
J BIO PARKS GIOVANN
Day of tears : a novel in dialogue Teen Book Day of tears : a novel in dialogue
2006 Author Winner. 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.

Lester, Julius.
TEEN LESTER
Ellington was not a street Juvenile Book Ellington was not a street
2005 Illustrator Winner.

Shange, Ntozake.
J 811.54 SHANGE
Remember : the journey to school integration Juvenile Book Remember : the journey to school integration
2005 Author Winner.

Morrison, Toni.
J 379.263 MORRISO
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