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Elementary: Award Winners, Coretta Scott King Medal & Honors, Suggested for Ages 9-12

Posted by Lauren Jonker on January 26, 2017

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    Rebels against slavery

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    306.3
    MCK

    Rebels against slavery: American slave revolts

    McKissack, Pat, 1944-

    Story of the men and women, slaves and free blacks, Northerners and Southerners, whites and Native Americans, who rebelled against the system of slavery, often giving up their lives in the process.

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    I have a dream

    J
    323
    KIN

    I have a dream

    King, Martin Luther, Jr., 1929-1968.

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    Let it shine

    J
    323.092
    PIN

    Let it shine : stories of Black women freedom fighters

    Pinkney, Andrea Davis.

    Presents profiles of ten African-American women whose efforts on behalf of racial justice and freedom have influenced the course of history.

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    Remember

    J
    379.2
    MOR

    Remember : the journey to school integration

    Morrison, Toni.

    Presents a selection of archival photographs that document events surrounding the integration of U.S. schools following the 1954 Supreme Court decision in Brown v. Board of Education, and includes captions in which Toni Morrison imagines what the people in the pictures must have been thinking and feeling.

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    The people could fly

    J
    398.2
    HAM

    The people could fly : the picture book

    Hamilton, Virginia, 1936-2002.

    In this retelling of a folktale, a group of slaves, unable to bear their sadness and starvation any longer, calls upon the African magic that allows them to fly away.

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    Her stories

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    398.2
    HAM

    Her stories : African American folktales, fairy tales, and true tales

    Hamilton, Virginia.

    A collection of tales about the supernatural and animals, fairy tales, folk tales and legends, by and about African American women.

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    More tales of Uncle Remus/ as told by Julius Lester

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    398.2
    LES

    More tales of Uncle Remus/ as told by Julius Lester

    Lester, Julius

    Retells adventures and misadventures of Brer Rabit and his friends and enemies.

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    The last tales of Uncle Remus

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    398.2
    LES

    The last tales of Uncle Remus

    Lester, Julius.

    Retells the final adventures and misadventures of Brer Rabbit and his friends and enemies.

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    The tales of Uncle Remus

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    398.2
    LES

    The tales of Uncle Remus

    Lester, Julius.

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    Black hands, white sails

    J
    639.2
    MCK

    Black hands, white sails : the story of African-American whalers

    McKissack, Pat, 1944-.

    A history of African-American whalers between 1730 and 1880, describing their contributions to the whaling industry and their role in the abolitionist movement.

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    Dave, the potter

    J
    738.092
    HIL

    Dave, the potter

    Hill, Laban Carrick.

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    We are the ship

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    796.357
    NEL

    We are the ship : the story of Negro League baseball

    Nelson, Kadir.

    Explores the history of Negro League baseball teams, discussing owners, players, hardships, wins, and losses; and including illustrations.

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    I, too, am America

    J
    811
    HUG

    I, too, am America

    Hughes, Langston, 1902-1967.

    Presents the poem of Langston Hughes in which highlights the courage and dignity of the African American Pullman porters in the early twentieth century.

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    Langston Hughes

    J
    811
    HUG

    Langston Hughes

    Hughes, Langston, 1902-1967.

    An illustrated collection of twenty-six poems by noted African-American poet Langston Hughes, and contains a detailed introduction and biography, as well as brief notes accompanying each poem.

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    Jazz

    J
    811
    MYE

    Jazz

    Myers, Walter Dean, 1937-

    A collection of illustrated poems that celebrate the roots and various styles of jazz music, such as ragtime, bebop, and swing.

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    Carver, a life in poems

    J
    811
    NEL

    Carver, a life in poems

    Nelson, Marilyn, 1946-

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    Ellington was not a street

    J
    811
    SHA

    Ellington was not a street

    Shange, Ntozake.

    Presents an illustrated poem in which Ntozake Shange recalls her childhood growing up in the company W.E.B. Du Bois, Dizzy Gillespie, Paul Robeson, and other great African-American men who were instrumental in changing American culture and society.

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    Keeping the night watch

    J
    811
    SMI

    Keeping the night watch

    Smith, Hope Anita.

    A thirteen-year-old African American boy chronicles what happens to his family when his father, who temporarily left, returns home and they all must deal with their feelings of anger, hope, abandonment, and fear.

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    Heart and soul

    J
    973
    NEL

    Heart and soul : the story of America and African Americans

    Nelson, Kadir.

    Examines the history of the United States, focusing on events that influenced African-Americans and how they advanced liberty and justice in America.

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    Hand in hand

    J
    973.0496
    PIN

    Hand in hand : ten Black men who changed America

    Pinkney, Andrea Davis.

    Offers insight into the lives of ten influential African American men from different times in the history of the United States.

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    Days of Jubilee

    J
    973.7
    MCK

    Days of Jubilee : the end of slavery in the United States

    McKissack, Pat, 1944-

    Uses slave narratives, letters, diaries, military orders, and other documents to chronicle the various stages leading to the emancipation of slaves in the United States.

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    Christmas in the big house, Christmas in the quarters

    J
    975.03
    MCK

    Christmas in the big house, Christmas in the quarters

    McKissack, Pat, 1944-

    Describes the customs, recipes, poems, and songs used to celebrate Christmas in the big plantation houses and in the slave quarters just before the Civil War.

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    The crossover

    J
    ALE

    The crossover

    Alexander, Kwame.

    Fourteen-year-old twin basketball stars Josh and Jordan wrestle with highs and lows on and off the court as their father ignores his declining health.

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    Elijah of Buxton

    J
    AUDIO
    CUR

    Elijah of Buxton

    Curtis, Christopher Paul.

    Eleven-year-old Elijah Freeman, the first free-born child in Buxton, Canada, which is a haven for slaves fleeing the American South in 1859, 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.

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    Twelve rounds to glory

    J
    B
    ALI

    Twelve rounds to glory : the story of Muhammad Ali

    Smith, Charles R., 1969-

    Rap-inspired verse and illustrations describe the life of Muhammed Ali, discussing his bouts, struggles with societal prejudice, Islamic faith, Olympic glory, and more.

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    Josephine

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    B
    BAKER

    Josephine : the dazzling life of Josephine Baker

    Powell, Patricia Hruby, 1951-

    A portrait of the performer and civil rights advocate Josephine Baker.

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    Anthony Burns

    J
    B
    BURNS

    Anthony Burns : the defeat and triumph of a fugitive slave

    Hamilton, Virginia.

    A biography of the slave who escaped to Boston in 1854, was arrested at the instigation of his owner, and whose trial caused a furor between abolitionists and those determined to enforce the Fugitive Slave Acts.

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    Talkin' about Bessie

    J
    B
    Coleman

    Talkin' about Bessie : the story of aviator Elizabeth Coleman

    Grimes, Nikki.

    A biography of the woman who became the first licensed Afro-American pilot.

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    Childtimes

    J
    B
    GRE

    Childtimes : a three-generation memoir

    Greenfield, Eloise.

    Childhood memoirs of three black women--grandmother, mother, and daughter-who grew up between the 1880's and the 1950's.

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    Martin's big words

    J
    B
    KING

    Martin's big words : the life of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr

    Rappaport, Doreen.

    Looks at the life of Dr. Martin Luther King, explaining his work to bring about a peaceful end to segregation.

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    March.  Book 1

    J
    B
    LEW

    March. Book 1

    Lewis, John, 1940 February 21-, author.

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    March.  Book 3

    J
    B
    LEW

    March. Book 3

    Lewis, John, 1940 February 21-, author.

    Welcome to the conclusion of the March trilogy, in which 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 life for a new generation.

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    Maritcha

    J
    B
    LYONS

    Maritcha : a nineteenth-century American girl

    Bolden, Tonya.

    Presents the personal memoirs of Maritcha Remond Lyons who was born in nineteenth-century New York City and describes how she and her family escaped to Rhode Island during the 1863 Draft riots and how she overcame prejudice to become the first African-American person to graduate from Providence High School

    Due 08/30/19

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    Malcolm X

    J
    B
    MAL

    Malcolm X : a fire burning brightly

    Myers, Walter Dean, 1937-

    Text and pictures describe the life and ideas of the Black Muslim leader Malcolm X.

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    Rosa

    J
    B
    PAR

    Rosa

    Giovanni, Nikki.

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    Bad news for outlaws

    J
    B
    REEVES

    Bad news for outlaws : the remarkable life of Bass Reeves, deputy U.S. marshal

    Nelson, Vaunda Micheaux.

    An illustrated biography of Bass Reeves, a former slave who was recruited as a deputy United States marshal, based on his ability to communicate with the Native Americans in the area that was to become Oklahoma.

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    Bayard Rustin

    J
    B
    RUSTIN

    Bayard Rustin : behind the scenes of the civil rights movement

    Haskins, James, 1941-

    A biography of Bayard Rustin, a skillful organizer behind the scenes of the American civil rights movement whose ideas stongly influenced Martin Luther King, Jr.

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    Sojourner Truth

    J
    B
    TRU

    Sojourner Truth : ain't I a woman?

    McKissack, Pat, 1944-

    A biography of the former slave who became well-known as an abolitionist and advocate of women's rights.

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    Only passing through

    J
    B
    TRUTH

    Only passing through : the story of Sojourner Truth

    Rockwell, Anne F.

    An illustrated biography of nineteenth-century abolitionist Sojourner Truth, who was born into slavery and fought for the rights of African-Americans and women.

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    Brown girl dreaming

    J
    B
    WOODSON

    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.

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    Circle of gold

    J
    Boy

    Circle of gold

    Boyd, Candy Dawson.

    Mattie is determined to get her mother a beautiful gold pin for Mother's Day, even though she has not saved enough money and has just lost her job.

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    Bud, not Buddy

    J
    CUR

    Bud, not Buddy

    Curtis, Christopher Paul.

    Ten-year-old Bud, a motherless boy living in Flint, Michigan, during the Great Depression, escapes a bad foster home and sets out in search of the man he believes to be his father--the renowned bandleader, H.E. Calloway of Grand Rapids.

    Due 08/30/19

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    Elijah of Buxton

    J
    CUR

    Elijah of Buxton

    Curtis, Christopher Paul.

    Eleven-year-old Elijah Freeman, the first free-born child in Buxton, Canada, which is a haven for slaves fleeing the American South in 1859, 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.

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    The Watsons go to Birmingham--1963

    J
    CUR

    The Watsons go to Birmingham--1963

    Curtis, Christopher Paul.

    The ordinary interactions and everyday routines of the Watsons, an African-American family living in Flint, Michigan, are drastically changed after they go to visit Grandma in Alabama in the summer of 1963.

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    I thought my soul would rise and fly

    J
    DEA

    I thought my soul would rise and fly : the diary of Patsy, a freed girl

    Hansen, Joyce.

    Twelve-year-old Patsy keeps a diary of the ripe but confusing time following the end of the Civil War and the granting of freedom to former slaves.

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    Francie

    J
    ENG

    Francie

    English, Karen.

    When the sixteen-year-old boy whom she tutors in reading is accused of attempting to murder a white man, Francie gets herself in serious trouble for her efforts at friendship.

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    The road to Paris

    J
    GRI

    The road to Paris

    Grimes, Nikki.

    Inconsolable at being separated from her older brother, eight-year-old Paris is apprehensive about her new foster family but just as she learns to trust them, she faces a life-changing decision.

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    Toning the sweep

    J
    JOH

    Toning the sweep

    Johnson, Angela.

    On a visit to her grandmother Ola, who is dying of cancer in her house in the desert, fourteen-year-old Emmie hears many stories about the past and her family history and comes to a better understanding of relatives both dead and living.

    Lost

    Fiction (Chapterbooks) - ElementaryFiction (Chapterbooks) - Elementary

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    The rock and the river

    J
    MAG

    The rock and the river

    Magoon, Kekla.

    In 1968 Chicago, fourteen-year-old Sam Childs is caught in a conflict between his father's nonviolent approach to seeking civil rights for African-Americans and his older brother, who has joined the Black Panther Party.

    Lost

    Fiction (Chapterbooks) - ElementaryFiction (Chapterbooks) - Elementary

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    The dark-thirty

    J
    MCK

    The dark-thirty : Southern tales of the supernatural

    McKissack, Pat, 1944-

    A collection of ghost stories with African American themes, designed to be told during the Dark Thirty--the half hour before sunset--when ghosts seem all too believable.

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    As brave as you

    J
    REY

    As brave as you

    Reynolds, Jason.

    "When two brothers decide to prove how brave they are, everything backfires -- literally."--Provided by publisher.

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    The road to Memphis

    J
    TAY

    The road to Memphis

    Taylor, Mildred D.

    Sadistically teased by two white boys in 1940's rural Mississippi, a black youth severely injures one of the boys with a tire iron and enlists Cassie's help in trying to flee the state.

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    Roll of thunder, hear my cry

    J
    TAY

    Roll of thunder, hear my cry

    Taylor, Mildred D.

    A black family living in the South during the 1930s is faced with prejudice and discrimination which its children do not understand.

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    Brothers in hope

    J
    WIL

    Brothers in hope : the story of the lost boys of Sudan

    Williams, Mary, 1967-

    Eight-year-old Garang, orphaned by a civil war in Sudan, finds the inner strength to help lead other boys as they trek hundreds of miles seeking safety in Ethiopia, and then Kenya, before being offered sanctuary in the United States many years later.

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    Gone crazy in Alabama

    J
    WIL

    Gone crazy in Alabama

    Williams-Garcia, Rita, author.

    "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 website.

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    One crazy summer

    J
    WIL

    One crazy summer

    Williams-Garcia, Rita.

    In the summer of 1968, after traveling from Brooklyn to Oakland, California, to spend a month with the mother they barely know, eleven-year-old Delphine and her two younger sisters arrive to a cold welcome as they discover that their mother, a dedicated poet and printer, is resentful of the intrusion of their visit and wants them to attend a nearby Black Panther summer camp.

    Due 08/30/19

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    P.S. be eleven

    J
    WIL

    P.S. be eleven

    Williams-Garcia, Rita.

    After spending the Summer of 1968 with their mother and the Black Panthers, Delphine, Vonetta, and Fern return home to Brooklyn with a new feeling of independence, but they discover their father has a new girlfriend, Uncle Darnell has come home from Vietnam a changed man, and Big Ma still expects Delphine to take care of everything. Feeling overwhelmed, Delphine writes to her mother, who reminds her to enjoy being eleven and not grow up too fast.

    Due 08/30/19

    Fiction (Chapterbooks) - ElementaryFiction (Chapterbooks) - Elementary

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    The red rose box

    J
    WOO

    The red rose box

    Woods, Brenda (Brenda A.)

    In 1953, Leah Hopper dreams of leaving the poverty and segregation of her home in Sulphur, Louisiana, and when Aunt Olivia sends train tickets to Los Angeles as part of her tenth birthday present, Leah gets a first taste of freedom.

    Due 08/30/19

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    I hadn't meant to tell you this

    J
    WOO

    I hadn't meant to tell you this

    Woodson, Jacqueline.

    Marie, the only black girl in the eighth grade willing to befriend her white classmate Lena, discovers that Lena's father is doing horrible things to her in private.

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    Locomotion

    J
    WOO

    Locomotion

    Woodson, Jacqueline.

    Inspired by his teacher, eleven-year-old Lonnie begins to write about his life in a series of poems in which he discusses his feelings about his friends, his foster mom, his little sister Lili, and the death of his parents.

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    Knock knock

    P
    BEA

    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.

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    The book itch

    P
    NEL

    The book itch : freedom, truth, & Harlem's greatest bookstore

    Nelson, Vaunda Micheaux.

    Relates the story of the National Memorial African Bookstore, founded in Harlem by Louis Michaux in 1939, as seen from the perspective of Louis Michaux Jr., who met famous men like Muhammad Ali and Malcolm X while helping there.

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