Coretta Scott King Award

Given by ALA, Ethnic & Multicultural Information Exchange Round Table

Other Names: Coretta Scott King Honor, Coretta Scott King/John Steptoe New Talent Award
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The Coretta Scott King Award is an annual award presented by the American Library Association (ALA). Named for Coretta Scott King, wife of Martin Luther King, Jr., this award recognizes show more outstanding African American authors and illustrators. The book must be about the African American experience, and be written for a youth audience (high school or below). show less
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Winner 123

Nigeria Jones by Ibi ZoboiAuthor2024
An American Story by Kwame AlexanderIllustrator2024
There Goes the Neighborhood by Jade AdiaJohn Steptoe New Talent Award (Author)2024
We Could Fly by Rhiannon GiddensJohn Steptoe New Talent Award (Illustrator)2024
Freewater by Amina Luqman-DawsonAuthor2023
Standing in the Need of Prayer: A Modern Retelling of the Classic Spiritual by Carole Boston WeatherfordIllustrator2023
We Deserve Monuments by Jas HammondsJohn Steptoe New Talent Award (Author)2023
Choosing Brave: How Mamie Till-Mobley and Emmett Till Sparked the Civil Rights Movement by Angela JoyJohn Steptoe New Talent Award (Illustrator)2023
Unspeakable: The Tulsa Race Massacre by Carole Boston WeatherfordAuthor, Illustrator2022
Me (Moth) by Amber McBrideJohn Steptoe New Talent Award (Author)2022
The Me I Choose To Be by Natasha Anastasia TarpleyJohn Steptoe New Talent Award (Illustrator)2022
Before the Ever After by Jacqueline WoodsonAuthor2021
RESPECT: Aretha Franklin, the Queen of Soul by Carole Boston WeatherfordIllustrator2021
Legendborn by Tracy DeonnJohn Steptoe New Talent Award (Author)2021
New Kid by Jerry CraftAuthor2020
The Undefeated by Kwame AlexanderIllustrator2020
Genesis Begins Again by Alicia D. WilliamsJohn Steptoe New Talent Award (Author)2020
What Is Given from the Heart by Patricia C. MckissackJohn Steptoe New Talent Award (Illustrator)2020
A Few Red Drops: The Chicago Race Riot of 1919 by Claire HartfieldAuthor2019
The Stuff of Stars by Marion Dane BauerIllustrator2019
Monday's Not Coming by Tiffany D. JacksonJohn Steptoe New Talent Award (Author)2019
Thank You, Omu! by Oge MoraJohn Steptoe New Talent Award (Illustrator)2019
Piecing Me Together by Renée WatsonAuthor2018
Out of Wonder: Poems Celebrating Poets by Kwame AlexanderIllustrator2018
The Stars Beneath Our Feet by David Barclay MooreJohn Steptoe New Talent Award (Author)2018
Mama Africa!: How Miriam Makeba Spread Hope with Her Song by Kathryn ErskineJohn Steptoe New Talent Award (Illustrator)2018
March: Book Three by John LewisAuthor2017
March: Books 1-3 by John LewisAuthor2017
Radiant Child: The Story of Young Artist Jean-Michel Basquiat by Javaka SteptoeIllustrator2017
The Sun is Also a Star by Nicola YoonJohn Steptoe New Talent Award (Author)2017
Gone Crazy in Alabama by Rita Williams-GarciaAuthor2016
Trombone Shorty by Trombone ShortyIllustrator2016
Hoodoo by Ronald L. SmithJohn Steptoe New Talent Award (Author)2016
Voice of Freedom: Fannie Lou Hamer: The Spirit of the Civil Rights Movement by Carole Boston WeatherfordJohn Steptoe New Talent Award (Illustrator)2016
Brown Girl Dreaming by Jacqueline WoodsonAuthor2015
Firebird by Misty CopelandIllustrator2015
When I Was the Greatest by Jason ReynoldsJohn Steptoe New Talent Award (Author)2015
P.S. Be Eleven by Rita Williams-GarciaAuthor2014
Knock Knock: My Dad's Dream for Me by Daniel BeatyIllustrator2014
When the Beat Was Born: DJ Kool Herc and the Creation of Hip Hop (Coretta Scott King - John Steptoe Award for New Talent) by Laban Carrick HillJohn Steptoe New Talent Award (Illustrator)2014
Hand in Hand: Ten Black Men Who Changed America (Coretta Scott King Award - Author Winner Title(s)) by Andrea PinkneyAuthor2013
I, Too, Am America by Langston HughesIllustrator2013
Heart and Soul: The Story of America and African Americans by Kadir NelsonAuthor2012
Underground: Finding the Light to Freedom by Shane W. EvansIllustrator2012
One Crazy Summer by Rita Williams-GarciaAuthor2011
Dave the Potter: Artist, Poet, Slave by Laban Carrick HillIllustrator2011
Zora and Me by Victoria BondJohn Steptoe New Talent Award (Author)2011
Bad News for Outlaws: The Remarkable Life of Bass Reeves, Deputy U. S. Marshal by Vaunda Micheaux NelsonAuthor2010
My People by Langston HughesIllustrator2010
The Rock and the River by Kekla MagoonJohn Steptoe New Talent Award (Author)2010
We Are the Ship: The Story of Negro League Baseball by Kadir NelsonAuthor2009
The Blacker the Berry: Poems by Joyce Carol ThomasIllustrator2009
Bird by Zetta ElliottJohn Steptoe New Talent Award (Illustrator)2009
Elijah of Buxton by Christopher Paul CurtisAuthor2008
Let it Shine: Three Favorite Spirituals by Ashley BryanIllustrator2008
Brendan Buckley's Universe and Everything in It by Sundee T. FrazierJohn Steptoe New Talent Award (Author)2008
Copper Sun by Sharon M. DraperAuthor2007
Moses: When Harriet Tubman Led Her People to Freedom by Carole Boston WeatherfordIllustrator2007
Standing Against the Wind by Traci L. JonesJohn Steptoe New Talent Award (Author)2007
Day of Tears by Julius LesterAuthor2006
Rosa by Nikki GiovanniIllustrator2006
Jimi & Me by Jaime AdoffJohn Steptoe New Talent Award (Author)2006
Remember: The Journey to School Integration by Toni MorrisonAuthor2005
Ellington Was Not a Street by Ntozake ShangeIllustrator2005
Missy Violet and Me by Barbara HathawayJohn Steptoe New Talent Award (Author)2005
Jazzy Miz Mozetta by Brenda C. RobertsJohn Steptoe New Talent Award (Illustrator)2005
The First Part Last by Angela JohnsonAuthor2004
Beautiful Blackbird by Ashley BryanIllustrator2004
The Way a Door Closes by Hope Anita SmithJohn Steptoe New Talent Award (Author)2004
My Family Plays Music by Judy CoxJohn Steptoe New Talent Award (Illustrator)2004
Bronx Masquerade by Nikki GrimesAuthor2003
Talkin' about Bessie: The Story of Aviator Elizabeth Coleman by Nikki GrimesIllustrator2003
Chill Wind by Janet McDonaldJohn Steptoe New Talent Award (Author)2003
The Moon Ring by Randy DuBurkeJohn Steptoe New Talent Award (Illustrator)2003
The Land by Mildred D. TaylorAuthor2002
Freedom Summer by Deborah WilesJohn Steptoe New Talent Award (Illustrator)2002
Miracle's Boys by Jacqueline WoodsonAuthor2001
Uptown by Bryan CollierIllustrator2001
Bud, Not Buddy by Christopher Paul CurtisAuthor2000
In the Time of the Drums by Kim L. SiegelsonIllustrator2000
Heaven by Angela JohnsonAuthor1999
I See the Rhythm by Toyomi IgusIllustrator1999
The Skin I'm In by Sharon FlakeJohn Steptoe New Talent Award (Author)1999
The Piano Man by Debbi ChocolateJohn Steptoe New Talent Award (Illustrator)1999
Forged By Fire by Sharon M. DraperAuthor1998
Slam! by Walter Dean MyersAuthor1997
Another Way to Dance by Martha SouthgateJohn Steptoe New Talent Award (Author)1997
Her Stories: African American Folktales, Fairy Tales, and True Tales by Virginia HamiltonAuthor1996
The Middle Passage: White Ships/Black Cargo by Tom FeelingsIllustrator1996
Christmas in the Big House, Christmas in the Quarters by Patricia C. MckissackAuthor1995
Tears of a Tiger by Sharon M. DraperJohn Steptoe New Talent Award (Author)1995
Toning The Sweep by Angela JohnsonAuthor1994
Soul Looks Back in Wonder by Tom FeelingsIllustrator1994
The Dark-Thirty: Southern Tales of the Supernatural by Patricia C. MckissackAuthor1993
Now is Your Time! : The African-American Struggle for Freedom by Walter Dean MyersAuthor1992
Tar Beach by Faith RinggoldIllustrator1992
The Road to Memphis by Mildred D. TaylorAuthor1991
Aida [sound recording] by Giuseppe VerdiIllustrator1991
A Long Hard Journey: The Story of the Pullman Porter by Pat McKissackAuthor1990
Nathaniel Talking by Eloise GreenfieldIllustrator1990
Fallen Angels by Walter Dean MyersAuthor1989
Mirandy and Brother Wind by Patricia McKissackIllustrator1989
The Friendship by Mildred D. TaylorAuthor1988
Justin and the Best Biscuits in the World by Mildred Pitts WalterAuthor1987
The People Could Fly: American Black Folktales by Virginia HamiltonAuthor1986
The Patchwork Quilt by Valerie FlournoyIllustrator1986
Motown and Didi by Walter Dean MyersAuthor1985
Everett Anderson's Goodbye by Lucille CliftonAuthor1984
Sweet Whispers, Brother Rush by Virginia HamiltonAuthor1983
Let the Circle Be Unbroken by Mildred D. TaylorAuthor1982
This Life by Sidney PoitierAuthor1981
The Young Landlords by Walter Dean MyersAuthor1980
Beat the Story-Drum, Pum-Pum by Ashley BryanIllustrator1980
Escape To Freedom: A Play About Young Frederick Douglass (Puffin books) by Ossie DavisAuthor1979
Africa Dream by Eloise GreenfieldAuthor1978
The Story of Stevie Wonder by James HaskinsAuthor1977
Duey's Tale by Pearl BaileyAuthor1976
The Legend of Africania by Dorothy W. RobinsonAuthor1975
Ray Charles by Sharon Bell MathisAuthor1974
I Never Had It Made: An Autobiography of Jackie Robinson by Jackie RobinsonAuthor1973
Seventeen Black Artists by Elton C. FaxAuthor1972
Black Troubador: Langston Hughes by Charlemae Hill RollinsAuthor1971
Martin Luther King, Jr.: Man of Peace by Lillie PattersonAuthor1970

Honor 220

How Do You Spell Unfair? MacNolia Cox and the National Spelling Bee by Carole Boston WeatherfordAuthor2024
Kin: Rooted in Hope by Carole Boston WeatherfordAuthor2024
Big by Vashti HarrisonAuthor and Illustrator2024
There Was a Party for Langston by Jason ReynoldsIllustrator2024
Holding Her Own: The Exceptional Life of Jackie Ormes by Traci N. ToddIllustrator2024
The Talk by Alicia D. WilliamsAuthor2023
Star Child: A Biographical Constellation of Octavia Estelle Butler by Ibi ZoboiAuthor2023
Victory. Stand! Raising My Fist for Justice by Tommie SmithAuthor and Illustrator2023
Swim Team by Johnnie ChristmasIllustrator2023
Me and the Boss: A Story About Mending and Love by Michelle EdwardsIllustrator2023
Home Is Not a Country by Safia ElhilloAuthor2022
Revolution in Our Time: The Black Panther Party’s Promise to the People by Kekla MagoonAuthor2022
The People Remember by Ibi ZoboiAuthor2022
Soul Food Sunday by Winsome BinghamIllustrator2022
We Wait for the Sun by Katie McCabeIllustrator2022
Nina: A Story of Nina Simone by Traci N. ToddIllustrator2022
King and the Dragonflies by Kacen CallenderAuthor2021
Lifting as We Climb: Black Women's Battle for the Ballot Box by Evette DionneAuthor2021
All the Days Past, All the Days to Come by Mildred D. TaylorAuthor2021
Me & Mama by Cozbi A. CabreraIllustrator2021
Magnificent Homespun Brown: A Celebration by Samara Cole DoyonIllustrator2021
Exquisite : the poetry and life of Gwendolyn Brooks by Suzanne SladeIllustrator2021
Tristan Strong Punches a Hole in the Sky by Kwame MbaliaAuthor2020
The Stars and the Blackness Between Them by Junauda PetrusAuthor2020
Look Both Ways: A Tale Told in Ten Blocks by Jason ReynoldsAuthor2020
Infinite Hope: A Black Artist's Journey from World War II to Peace by Ashley BryanIllustrator2020
Sulwe by Lupita Nyong'oIllustrator2020
The Bell Rang by James E. RansomeIllustrator2020
Finding Langston by Lesa Cline-RansomeAuthor2019
The Parker Inheritance by Varian JohnsonAuthor2019
The Season of Styx Malone by Kekla MagoonAuthor2019
Let the Children March by Monica Clark-RobinsonIllustrator2019
Memphis, Martin, and the Mountaintop: The Sanitation Strike of 1968 by Alice Faye DuncanIllustrator2019
Hidden figures : the true story of four black women and the space race by Margot Lee ShetterlyIllustrator2019
Long Way Down by Jason ReynoldsAuthor2018
The Hate U Give by Angie ThomasAuthor2018
Crown: An Ode to the Fresh Cut by Derrick BarnesAuthor and Illustrator2018
Before She Was Harriet by Lesa Cline-RansomeIllustrator2018
As Brave As You by Jason ReynoldsAuthor2017
Freedom Over Me: Eleven Slaves, Their Lives and Dreams Brought to Life by Ashley BryanAuthor and Illustrator2017
In Plain Sight: A Game by Richard JacksonIllustrator2017
Freedom in Congo Square by Carole Boston WeatherfordIllustrator2017
All American Boys by Jason ReynoldsAuthor2016
The Boy in the Black Suit by Jason ReynoldsAuthor2016
X: A Novel by Ilyasah ShabazzAuthor2016
Last Stop on Market Street by Matt de la PeñaIllustrator2016
The Book Itch: Freedom, Truth, and Harlem's Greatest Bookstore by Vaunda Micheaux NelsonIllustrator2016
The Crossover by Kwame AlexanderAuthor2015
How It Went Down by Kekla MagoonAuthor2015
How I Discovered Poetry by Marilyn NelsonAuthor2015
Josephine: The Dazzling Life of Josephine Baker by Patricia Hruby PowellIllustrator2015
Little Melba and Her Big Trombone by Katheryn Russell-BrownIllustrator2015
Words with Wings by Nikki GrimesAuthor2014
March: Book One by John LewisAuthor2014
Darius & Twig by Walter Dean MyersAuthor2014
Nelson Mandela by Kadir NelsonIllustrator2014
No Crystal Stair: A Documentary Novel of the Life and Work of Lewis Michaux, Harlem Bookseller by Vaunda Micheaux NelsonAuthor2013
Each Kindness by Jacqueline WoodsonAuthor2013
I Have a Dream: Writings and Speeches That Changed the World by Martin Luther King, Jr.Illustrator2013
Ellen's Broom by Kelly Starling LyonsIllustrator2013
H.O.R.S.E.: A Game of Basketball and Imagination by Christopher MyersIllustrator2013
The Great Migration: Journey to the North by Eloise GreenfieldAuthor2012
Never Forgotten (Junior Library Guild Selection) by Patricia C. MckissackAuthor2012
Heart and Soul: The Story of America and African Americans by Kadir NelsonIllustrator2012
Lockdown by Walter Dean MyersAuthor2011
Yummy: The Last Days of a Southside Shorty by G. NeriAuthor2011
Ninth Ward by Jewell Parker RhodesAuthor2011
Jimi: Sounds Like a Rainbow: A Story of the Young Jimi Hendrix by Gary GolioIllustrator2011
Mare's War by Tanita S. DavisAuthor2010
The Negro Speaks of Rivers by Langston HughesIllustrator2010
Keeping the Night Watch by Hope Anita SmithAuthor2009
The Blacker the Berry: Poems by Joyce Carol ThomasAuthor2009
Becoming Billie Holiday by Carole Boston WeatherfordAuthor2009
The Moon Over Star by Dianna Hutts AstonIllustrator2009
We Are the Ship: The Story of Negro League Baseball by Kadir NelsonIllustrator2009
Before John Was a Jazz Giant: A Song of John Coltrane by Carole Boston WeatherfordIllustrator2009
November Blues by Sharon M. DraperAuthor2008
Twelve Rounds to Glory: The Story of Muhammad Ali by Charles R. Smith Jr.Author2008
Jazz on a Saturday Night by Leo DillonIllustrator2008
The Secret Olivia Told Me by N. JoyIllustrator2008
The Road to Paris by Nikki GrimesAuthor2007
Poetry for Young People: Langston Hughes by Langston HughesIllustrator2007
Jazz by Walter Dean MyersIllustrator2007
Maritcha: A Nineteenth-Century American Girl by Tonya BoldenAuthor2006
Dark Sons by Nikki GrimesAuthor2006
A Wreath for Emmett Till by Marilyn NelsonAuthor2006
Brothers in Hope: The Story of the Lost Boys of Sudan by Mary WilliamsIllustrator2006
Who Am I Without Him? by Sharon G. FlakeAuthor2005
The Legend of Buddy Bush by Shelia P. MosesAuthor2005
Fortune's Bones: The Manumission Requiem by Marilyn NelsonAuthor2005
The People Could Fly: The Picture Book by Virginia HamiltonIllustrator2005
God Bless the Child by Billie HolidayIllustrator2005
The Battle of Jericho by Sharon M. DraperAuthor2004
Days of Jubilee: The End of Slavery in the United States by Patricia C. MckissackAuthor2004
Locomotion by Jacqueline WoodsonAuthor2004
Almost to Freedom by Vaunda Micheaux NelsonIllustrator2004
Thunder Rose by Jerdine NolenIllustrator2004
Talkin' about Bessie: The Story of Aviator Elizabeth Coleman by Nikki GrimesAuthor2003
The Red Rose Box by Brenda WoodsAuthor2003
Rap a Tap Tap: Here's Bojangles--Think of That! by Leo DillonIllustrator2003
Visiting Langston by Willie PerdomoIllustrator2003
Money Hungry by Sharon FlakeAuthor2002
Carver: A Life in Poems by Marilyn NelsonAuthor2002
Goin' Someplace Special by Patricia C. MckissackIllustrator2002
Martin's Big Words: The Life of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. by Doreen RappaportIllustrator2002
Let It Shine: Stories of Black Women Freedom Fighters by Andrea Davis PinkneyAuthor2001
Virgie Goes to School with Us Boys by Elizabeth Fitzgerald HowardIllustrator2001
Freedom River (Coretta Scott King Illustrator Honor Books) by Doreen RappaportIllustrator2001
Only Passing Through: The Story of Sojourner Truth by Anne RockwellIllustrator2001
Francie by Karen EnglishAuthor2000
Black Hands, White Sails: The Story of African-American Whalers by Patricia C. MckissackAuthor2000
Monster by Walter Dean MyersAuthor2000
My Rows and Piles of Coins by Tololwa M. MollelIllustrator2000
Black Cat by Christopher MyersIllustrator2000
Jazmin's Notebook by Nikki GrimesAuthor1999
Breaking Ground, Breaking Silence: The Story of New York's African Burial Ground by Joyce HansenAuthor1999
The Other Side: Shorter Poems by Angela JohnsonAuthor1999
The Bat Boy and His Violin by Gavin CurtisIllustrator1999
Duke Ellington: The Piano Prince and His Orchestra by Andrea PinkneyIllustrator1999
I Have Heard of a Land by Joyce Carol ThomasIllustrator1999
I Thought My Soul Would Rise and Fly: The Diary of Patsy, a Freed Girl, Mars Bluff, South Carolina, 1865 by Joyce HansenAuthor1998
Bayard Rustin: Behind the Scenes of the Civil Rights Movement by Jim HaskinsAuthor1998
Ashley Bryan's ABC of African American Poetry by Ashley BryanIllustrator1998
The Hunterman and the Crocodile: A West African Folktale by Baba Wagué DiakitéIllustrator1998
Harlem by Walter Dean MyersIllustrator1998
Rebels Against Slavery: American Slave Revolts by Patricia C. MckissackAuthor1997
The Palm of My Heart by Davida AdedjoumaIllustrator1997
Neeny Coming, Neeny Going by Karen EnglishIllustrator1997
Running the Road to ABC by Denize LautureIllustrator1997
The Watsons Go to Birmingham—1963 by Christopher Paul CurtisAuthor1996
Like Sisters on the Homefront by Rita Williams-GarciaAuthor1996
From the Notebooks of Melanin Sun by Jacqueline WoodsonAuthor1996
Her Stories: African American Folktales, Fairy Tales, and True Tales by Virginia HamiltonIllustrator1996
The Faithful Friend by Robert D. San SouciIllustrator1996
The Captive by Joyce HansenAuthor1995
Black Diamond: The Story of the Negro Baseball Leagues by Patricia McKissackAuthor1995
I Hadn't Meant to Tell You This by Jacqueline WoodsonAuthor1995
Meet Danitra Brown by Nikki GrimesIllustrator1995
The Singing Man, Adapted From a West African Folktale by Angela Shelf MedearisIllustrator1995
Malcolm X: By Any Means Necessary by Walter Dean MyersAuthor1994
Brown Honey in Broomwheat Tea by Joyce Carol ThomasAuthor and Illustrator1994
Uncle Jed's Barbershop by Margaree King MitchellIllustrator1994
Sojourner Truth: Ain't I a Woman? by Patricia C. MckissackAuthor1993
Somewhere In The Darkness by Walter Dean MyersAuthor1993
Mississippi Challenge by Mildred Pitts WalterAuthor1993
Sukey and the Mermaid by Robert D. San SouciIllustrator1993
Little Eight John by Jan WahlIllustrator1993
Working Cotton by Sherley Anne WilliamsIllustrator1993
Night on Neighborhood Street by Eloise GreenfieldAuthor and Illustrator1992
All Night, All Day: A Child's First Book of African-American Spirituals by Ashley BryanIllustrator1992
Black Dance in America: A History Through Its People by James HaskinsAuthor1991
When I Am Old with You by Angela JohnsonAuthor1991
The Bells of Christmas by Virginia HamiltonAuthor1990
Martin Luther King, Jr. and the Freedom Movement by Lillie PattersonAuthor1990
The Talking Eggs: A Folktale from the American South by Robert D. San SouciIllustrator1990
Thief in the Village by James BerryAuthor1989
Anthony Burns: The Defeat and Triumph of a Fugitive Slave by Virginia HamiltonAuthor1989
Under the Sunday Tree by Eloise GreenfieldIllustrator1989
Storm in the Night by Mary StolzIllustrator1989
The Tales of Uncle Remus: The Adventures of Brer Rabbit by Julius LesterAuthor1988
An Enchanted Hair Tale by Alexis De VeauxAuthor1988
What a Morning!: The Christmas Story in Black Spirituals by John LangstaffIllustrator1988
The Invisible Hunters: A Legend from the Miskito Indians of Nicaragua by Harriet RohmerIllustrator1988
Which Way Freedom? by Joyce HansenAuthor1987
The Lion and the Ostrich Chicks and Other African Folk Tales by Ashley BryanAuthor and Illustrator1987
C.L.O.U.D.S. by Pat CummingsIllustrator1987
Junius Over Far by Virginia HamiltonAuthor1986
Trouble's Child by Mildred Pitts WalterAuthor1986
Circle of Gold by Candy Dawson BoydAuthor1985
A Little Love by Virginia HamiltonAuthor1985
The People Could Fly: American Black Folktales by Virginia HamiltonIllustrator1985
The Magical Adventures of Pretty Pearl by Virginia HamiltonAuthor1984
Lena: A Personal and Professional Biography of Lena Horne by James HaskinsAuthor1984
Bright Shadow by Joyce Carol ThomasAuthor1984
Because We Are by Mildred Pitts WalterAuthor1984
This Strange New Feeling by Julius LesterAuthor1983
All the Colors of the Race by Arnold AdoffIllustrator1983
I'm Going to Sing:Black American Spirituals, Vol. 2 by Ashley BryanIllustrator1983
Just Us Women by Jeannette CainesIllustrator1983
Rainbow Jordan by Alice ChildressAuthor1982
Lou in the Limelight by Kristin Hunter LattanyAuthor1982
Mary: An Autobiography by Mary E. MebaneAuthor1982
Daydreamers by Tom FeelingsIllustrator1982
Don't Explain: A Song of Billie Holiday by Alexis De VeauxAuthor1981
Grandmama's Joy by Eloise GreenfieldIllustrator1981
Count on Your Fingers African Style by Claudia ZaslavskyIllustrator1981
Movin' Up, Pop Gordy Tells His Story by Berry GordyAuthor1980
Childtimes: A Three-Generation Memoir by Eloise GreenfieldAuthor1980
Andrew Young, Man With a Mission by James HaskinsAuthor1980
James Van Derzee: The Picture Takin' Man by James HaskinsAuthor1980
Let the Lion Eat Straw by Ellease SoutherlandAuthor1980
Ice Skates! by Carol FennerAuthor1979
Justice and Her Brothers by Virginia HamiltonAuthor1979
Benjamin Banneker, Genius of Early America by Lillie PattersonAuthor1979
I Have a Sister, My Sister is Deaf by Jeanne Whitehouse PetersonAuthor1979
The Days When the Animals Talked: Black American Folktales and How They Came to Be by William J. FaulknerAuthor1978
Marvin and Tige by Frankcina GlassAuthor1978
Mary McLeod Bethune by Eloise GreenfieldAuthor1978
Barbara Jordan by Jim HaskinsAuthor1978
Coretta Scott King by Lillie PattersonAuthor1978
Portia: The Life of Portia Washington Pittman, the Daughter of Booker T. Washington by Ruth Ann StewartAuthor1978
Everett Anderson's Friend by Lucille CliftonAuthor1977
Roll of Thunder, Hear My Cry by Mildred D. TaylorAuthor1977
Julius K. Nyerere: Teacher of Africa by Shirley Graham Du BoisAuthor1976
Paul Robeson by Eloise GreenfieldAuthor1976
Fast Sam, Cool Clyde, and Stuff by Walter Dean MyersAuthor1976
Song of the Trees by Mildred D. TaylorAuthor1976
A Hero Ain't Nothin But a Sandwich by Alice ChildressAuthor1974
Don't You Remember? by Lucille CliftonAuthor1974
Ms. Africa: profiles of modern African women by Louise CraneAuthor1974
Guests in the Promised Land by Kristin HunterAuthor1974
Mukasa by John NagendaAuthor1974
I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings by Maya AngelouAuthor1971
Unbought and Unbossed by Shirley ChisholmAuthor1971
I Am a Black Woman by Mari EvansAuthor1971
Every Man Heart Lay Down by Lorenz GrahamAuthor1971
Black means by Barney GrossmanAuthor1971
The voice of the children by June JordanAuthor1971
The Ebony Book of Black Achievement by Margaret PetersAuthor1971
Mary Jo's Grandmother by Janice May UdryAuthor1971


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