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December 15, 2017

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Coretta Scott King Award

 

Awarded annually to authors and illustrators of books for children and young adults that demonstrate an appreciation of African-American culture.

 

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Knock Knock: My Dad's Dream for Me

Knock Knock: My Dad's Dream for Me
Beaty, Daniel

"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"--Provided by publisher.


Format: Book
Holds: 0 on 11 copies

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P.S. Be Eleven

P.S. Be Eleven
Williams-Garcia, Rita

The Gaither sisters return to Brooklyn, where they adapt to new feelings of independence while managing changes large and small, from Pa's new girlfriend to a very different Uncle Darnell's return from Vietnam.


Format: Book
Holds: 0 on 39 copies

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Hand in Hand: Ten Black Men Who Changed America

Hand in Hand: Ten Black Men Who Changed America
Pinkney, Andrea Davis


Format: Book
Holds: 0 on 14 copies

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I, Too, Am America

I, Too, Am America
Hughes, Langston, 1902-1967

Presents the popular poem by one of the central figures in the Harlem Renaissance, highlighting the courage and dignity of the African American Pullman porters in the early twentieth century.


Format: Book
Holds: 0 on 18 copies

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Firebird: Ballerina Misty Copeland Shows A Young Girl How to Dance Like the Firebird

Firebird: Ballerina Misty Copeland Shows A Young Girl How to Dance Like the Firebird
Copeland, Misty

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. Includes author's note about dancers who led her to find her voice.


Format: Book
Holds: 0 on 13 copies

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March: Book Three

March: Book Three
Lewis, John, 1940 February 21-

Welcome to the stunning conclusion of the award-winning and best-selling MARCH trilogy. Congressman John Lewis, an American icon and one of the key figures of the civil rights movement, joins co-writer Andrew Aydin and artist Nate Powell to bring the lessons of history to vivid life for a new generation, urgently relevant for today's world.


Format: Graphic Novel
Holds: 6 on 34 copies

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Radiant Child: The Story of Young Artist Jean-Michel Basquiat

Radiant Child: The Story of Young Artist Jean-Michel Basquiat
Steptoe, Javaka, 1971-

Jean-Michael Basquiat and his unique, collage-style paintings rocked to fame in the 1980s as a cultural phenomenon unlike anything the art work had ever seen. But before that, he was a little boy who saw art everywhere: in poetry books and museums, in games and in the words that we speak, and in the pulsing energy of New York City. Now, award-winning illustrator Javaka Steptoe's vivid text and bold artwork echoing Basquiat's own introduce young readers to the powerful message and art doesn't always have to be neat or clean--and definitely not inside the lines--to be beautiful.


Format: Book
Holds: 0 on 22 copies

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Gone Crazy in Alabama

Gone Crazy in Alabama
Williams-Garcia, Rita

"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" --from publisher's web site.


Format: Book
Holds: 0 on 22 copies

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Trombone Shorty

Trombone Shorty
Andrews, Troy

Hailing from the Tremé neighborhood in New Orleans, Troy "Trombone Shorty" Andrews got his nickname by wielding a trombone twice as long as he was high. A prodigy, he was leading his own band by age six, and today this Grammy-nominated artist headlines the legendary New Orleans Jazz Fest.


Format: Book
Holds: 1 on 10 copies

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Brown Girl Dreaming

Brown Girl Dreaming
Woodson, Jacqueline

"The author shares her childhood memories and reveals the first sparks that ignited her writing career in free-verse poems about growing up in the North and South"--Provided by publisher.


Format: Book
Holds: 1 on 35 copies

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