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Coretta Scott King

Dave the Potter
Hill, Laban Carrick
A Caldecott HonorA Coretta Scott King Award Winner

An award-winning celebration of an American hero
Dave was an extraordinary artist, poet, and potter living in South Carolina in the 1800s. He combined his superb artistry with deeply observant...
Item No. 9780316107310
Trombone Shorty
Andrews, Troy
The Caldecott Honor and Coretta Scott King Illustrator Award-winning picture book biography from Grammy-nominated musician Troy "Trombone Shorty" Andrews and celebrated illustrator Bryan Collier

"Who's that playing out there?" Bo Diddley asked the New Orleans crowd. It was a small child...

Item No. 9781419714658
Visiting Langston
Willie Perdomo and Bryan Collier
A wonderful picture book introduction to a legendary American writer

It’s a special day when a little girl and her father go to visit the house where the great poet Langston Hughes lived—especially when the little girl is a poet herself!

This rhythmic tale is a...
Item No. 9780805078817
Africa Dream
Greenfield, Eloise
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.
Item No. 9780064432771
All Night, All Day (Softcover)
Award-winning author and illustrator Ashley Bryan has selected twenty best-known and best-loved African-American spirituals, including the title song, All Night, All Day, and such others as This Little Light of Mine, O When the Saints Go Marching In, and He's Got the Whole World in His Hands....
Item No. 9780689867866
Beautiful Blackbird
Bryan, Ashley
A tale from the Ila-speaking people of Zambia gets new life in this picture book adaptation from Coretta Scott King Award winner Ashley Bryan about appreciating one's heritage and discovering the beauty within.

Black is beautiful, uh-huh!

Long ago, Blackbird was voted the most...

Item No. 9780689847318
Before John Was a Jazz Giant
Weatherford, Carole Boston

Young John Coltrane was all ears. And there was a lot to hear growing up in the South in the 1930s: preachers praying, music on the radio, the bustling of the household. These vivid noises shaped John's own sound as a musician. Carole Boston Weatherford and Sean Qualls have composed an amazingly...

Item No. 9780805079944
Ellington Was Not a Street
Shange, Ntozake
Featuring luminous art by Coretta Scott King Award-winning illustrator Kadir Nelson, this reflective picture book by poet Ntozake Shange looks back at the great Black thinkers and innovators who visited her father's house.

A close-knit group of Black innovators formed their own community...

Item No. 9780689828843
Copeland, Misty
In her debut picture book, Misty Copeland tells the story of a young girl--an every girl--whose confidence is fragile and who is questioning her own ability to reach the heights that Misty has reached. Misty encourages this young girl's faith in herself and shows her exactly how, through hard work...
Item No. 9780399166150
Goin' Someplace Special (Softcover)
Patricia C. McKissack & Jerry Pinkney

There's a place in this 1950s southern town where all are welcome, no matter what their skin color...and 'Tricia Ann knows exactly how to get there. To her, it's someplace special and she's bursting to go by herself.
When her grandmother sees that she's ready to take such a big step, '...

Item No. 9781416927358
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Myers, Walter Dean
Langston Hughes, Countee Cullen, and James Baldwin have sung their songs about Harlem. Now Newbery Honor author Walter Dean Myers joins their chorus in calling to life the deep, rich and hope-filled history of this community. Christopher Myers' boldly assembled art resonates with feeling and tells...
Item No. 9780590543408
Harlem - Autographed
Walter Dean Myers & Christopher Myers

Depicts the rich character of Harlem through poetry and illustrations in which the author and his son paint a picture that connects readers to the spirit of Harlem in music, art, literature, and everyday life.

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I'm Going to Sing
Bryan, Ashley

I'm Going to Sing is a collection of spirituals songs brought to life from award winning children's book author and illustrator Ashley Bryan. Lovingly updated and with a foreword from Dr. Henrietta Mays Smith, recipient of the 2011 Coretta Scott King-VirginiaHamilton Practitioner Award...

Item No. 9780979300028
In Daddy's Arms I Am Tall
Various Poets

Coretta Scott King Illustrator Award, American Library Association (ALA)
Texas Bluebonnet Masterlist, Texas Library Association (TLA)
Notable Children's Book, American Library Association (ALA)
Best Books of the Year, Parenting magazine
Children's Books Mean Business,...

Item No. 9781584300168
In Daddy's Arms I Am Tall: African Americans Celebrating Fathers - Autographed
Javaka Steptoe

Autographed by illustrator Javaka Steptoe

In this intergenerational collection of poetry by new and established African American writers, fatherhood is celebrated with honor, humor, and grace. Folami Abiade, Dinah Johnson, Carole Boston Weatherford, Dakari Hru, Michael...

In the Time of Drums
Siegelson, Kim

Mentu, an enslaved child, learns about the culture of his people from his grandmother, Twi in this Gullah folk tale of an insurrection at Teakettle Creek.

It used to be that huge ships often landed near Teakettle Creek bringing African people to work on the island's plantations....

Item No. 9781620143094
Invisible Hunters: Legend from the Miskito Indians of Nicaragua
Rohmer, Harriet

A magical tale portraying the crucial first moments of contact between an indigenous culture and the outside word.

Late one Saturday afternoon, three brothers leave their village to hunt wari, the wild pig their people depend on for food. While hunting they discover a magical vine...

Item No. 9780892391097
Jazz (paperback)
Myers, Walter Dean
There's a crazy syncopation /and it's tearing through the nation / and it's bringing sweet elation / to every single tune./ It's Jazz

Fifteen poems, infused with the rhythm and wordplay of jazz music, are paired with bold, stylized illustrations of performers and dancers to...

Item No. 9780823421732
Just Us Women
Caines, Jeannette

No boys and no men-just us women, Aunt Martha tells her niece. And together they plan their trip to North Carolina in Aunt Martha's brand-new car. This is to be a very special outing-with no one to hurry them along, the two travelers can do exactly as they please.

Item No. 9780064430562
Knock Knock: My Dad's Dream for Me
Beaty, Daniel
Winner of a Coretta Scott King Illustrator Medal and the Boston Horn Book Award

A simple, powerful book for children, about an absent father and the love he leaves behind

Every morning, I play a game with my father.He goes knock knock on my door...

Item No. 9780316209175
Leo & Diane Dillon Print - The People Could Fly

16" x 20" archival Giclee print featuring artwork from Leo & Diane Dillon's The People Could Fly. Limited edition, signed by Diane Dillon.

Item No. GIC2025300
Leo and Diane Dillon Postcard - Jazz on a Saturday Night

4" x 6" postcard featuring artwork by Leo and Diane Dillon from Jazz on a Saturday Night.

Item No. 45450151
Let It Shine
Ashley Bryan

This little light of mine,

I'm gonna let it shine.

Let it shine,

let it shine,

let it shine.

With a kaleidoscope of color and cut paper, Hans Christian Anderson Award nominee and two-time Coretta...

Item No. 9780689847325
Little Melba and her Big Trombone
Russell-Brown, Katheryn

A biography of African American jazz virtuoso Melba Doretta Liston, a pioneering twentieth-century trombone player, composer, and music arranger at a time when few women, of any race, played brass instruments and were part of the jazz scene.

Melba Doretta Liston loved the sounds of music...

Item No. 9781600608988
Minty (Softcover)
Schroeder, Alan
They called her Minty.

When she grew up, she became Harriet Tubman, the courageous and heroic woman who helped hundreds of slaves escape to freedom through the Underground Railroad. But she was just a little girl for a while--and this is her story. Minty, short for Araminta, was a feisty and...

Item No. 9780140561968