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Elementary: Award Winners, Coretta Scott King Medal & Honors: Suggested for Ages 5 & Up

Posted by Lauren Jonker on March 15, 2017

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    I have a dream

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    I have a dream

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

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    Non-Fiction - ElementaryNon-Fiction - Elementary

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    Beautiful blackbird

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    Beautiful blackbird

    Bryan, Ashley.

    In a story of the Ila people, the colorful birds of Africa ask Blackbird, whom they think is the most beautiful of birds, to decorate them with some of his "blackening brew."

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    Non-Fiction - ElementaryNon-Fiction - Elementary

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    Dave, the potter

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    Dave, the potter

    Hill, Laban Carrick.

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    Jazz on a Saturday night

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    Jazz on a Saturday night

    Dillon, Leo.

    A crowd gathers on a Saturday night to groove to an evening of jazz played by a "Dream Team" of musicians including Miles Davis on trumpet, Max Roach on drums, Charlie Parker on alto saxophone, John Coltrain on his sax, Thelonius Monk on piano, Stanley Parker on bass, and Ella Fitzgerald at the microphone. Includes a companion CD.

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    Non-Fiction - ElementaryNon-Fiction - Elementary

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    Let it shine

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    Let it shine : three favorite spirituals

    Illustrated versions of three well-known hymns.

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    Non-Fiction - ElementaryNon-Fiction - Elementary

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    God bless the child

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    God bless the child

    Holiday, Billie, 1915-1959.

    Presents the lyrics of Billie Holiday's classic "God Bless the Child" illustrated with images of a southern African-American family's move to a northern city during the Great Migration, and includes a CD of Holiday's 1941 recording of the title song.

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    Trombone Shorty

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    Trombone Shorty

    Andrews, Troy.

    New Orleans jazz musician Troy "Trombone Shorty" Andrews tells the story of how he got his nickname and his start in jazz music.

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    My people

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    My people

    Hughes, Langston, 1902-1967.

    Sepia toned photographs by Charles R. Smith, Jr. accompany Langston Hughes' classic poem "My People" and celebrate the glory, beauty, and soul of the African-American community.

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    The negro speaks of rivers

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    The negro speaks of rivers

    Hughes, Langston, 1902-1967.

    Watercolor illustrations by E.B. Lewis accompany Langston Hughes' classic poem "The Negro Speaks of Rivers."

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    Non-Fiction - ElementaryNon-Fiction - Elementary

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    Visiting Langston

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    Visiting Langston

    Perdomo, Willie.

    A poem to celebrate the African American, Langston Hughes, born February 1, 1902.

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    Ellington was not a street

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    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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    The blacker the berry

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    The blacker the berry : poems

    Thomas, Joyce Carol.

    A collection of poems, including "Golden Goodness," "Cranberry Red," and "Biscuit Brown," celebrating individuality and Afro-American identity.

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    Freedom river

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    Freedom river

    Rappaport, Doreen.

    Describes an incident in the life of John Parker, an ex-slave who became a successful businessman in Ripley, Ohio, and who repeatedly risked his life to help other slaves escape to freedom.

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    Radiant child

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    Radiant child : the story of young artist Jean-Michel Basquiat

    Steptoe, Javaka, 1971-

    A biography of Jean-Michel Basquiat, an artist in New York City who rose to fame in the 1980s.

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    Biography - ElementaryBiography - Elementary

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    Before John was a jazz giant

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    Before John was a jazz giant : a song of John Coltrane

    Weatherford, Carole Boston, 1956-

    A biography of John Coltrane that focuses on his childhood and adolescent years and discusses his inspirations, influences, family, the development of his musical talent, and more.

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    Martin's big words

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    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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    Little Melba and her big trombone

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    Little Melba and her big trombone

    Russell-Brown, Katheryn, 1961-, author.

    "A biography of African American musician Melba Doretta Liston, a virtuoso musician who played the trombone and composed and arranged music for many of the great jazz musicians of the twentieth century. Includes afterword, discography, and sources"-- Provided by publisher.

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    Nelson Mandela

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    Nelson Mandela

    Nelson, Kadir.

    Text and illustrations presents a biography of the former South African president best known for his political activism and fight to end apartheid.

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    Biography - ElementaryBiography - Elementary

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    Uptown

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    Uptown

    Collier, Bryan.

    A tour of the sights of Harlem, including the Metro-North Train, brownstones, shopping on 125th Street, a barber shop, summer basketball, the Boy's Choir, and sunset over the Harlem River.

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    Picture Book - ElementaryPicture Book - Elementary

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    Firebird

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    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.

    Due 11/20/19

    Picture Book - ElementaryPicture Book - Elementary

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    Last stop on Market Street

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    Last stop on Market Street

    de la Peña, Matt.

    A young boy rides the bus across town with his grandmother and learns to appreciate the beauty in everyday things.

    Reserved

    Picture Book - ElementaryPicture Book - Elementary

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    Rap a tap tap

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    Rap a tap tap : here's Bojangles-- think of that!

    Dillon, Leo.

    Rhyming text and illustrations describe the dancing of Bill "Bojangles" Robinson, one of the most famous tap dancers of all time.

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    Picture Book - ElementaryPicture Book - Elementary

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    Virgie goes to school with us boys

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    Virgie goes to school with us boys

    Howard, Elizabeth Fitzgerald.

    In the post-Civil War South, a young African American girl is determined to prove that she can go to school just like her older brothers.

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    Picture Book - ElementaryPicture Book - Elementary

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    In plain sight

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    In plain sight

    Jackson, Richard, 1935-

    "An ailing grandfather and his helpful granddaughter play a unique game of seek and find"-- Provided by publisher.

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    The secret Olivia told me

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    The secret Olivia told me

    Joy, N.

    Olivia shares a secret with her best friend who then lets it slip to someone else, and soon everyone knows about Olivia's secret.

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    Goin' someplace special

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    Goin' someplace special

    McKissack, Pat, 1944-

    In segregated 1950s Nashville, a young African American girl braves a series of indignities and obstacles to get to one of the few integrated places in town: the public library.

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    My rows and piles of coins

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    My rows and piles of coins

    Mollel, Tololwa M. (Tololwa Marti)

    A Tanzanian boy saves his coins to buy a bicycle so that he can help his parents carry goods to market, but then he discovers that in spite of all he has saved, he still does not have enough money.

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    Picture Book - ElementaryPicture Book - Elementary

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    Black cat

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    Black cat

    Myers, Christopher A.

    A black cat wanders through the streets of a city.

    Due 12/09/19

    Picture Book - ElementaryPicture Book - Elementary

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    Almost to freedom

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    Almost to freedom

    Nelson, Vaunda Micheaux.

    Tells the story of a young girl's dramatic escape from slavery via the Underground Railroad, from the perspective of her beloved rag doll.

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    Thunder Rose

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    Thunder Rose

    Nolen, Jerdine.

    Unusual from the day she is born, Thunder Rose performs all sorts of amazing feats, including building fences, taming a stampeding herd of steers, capturing a gang of rustlers, and turning aside a tornado.

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    Jazzy Miz Mozetta

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    Jazzy Miz Mozetta

    Roberts, Brenda C.

    On a beautiful evening, Miz Mozetta puts on her red dress and blue shoes and dances the jitterbug just like she did many years before.

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    In the time of the drums

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    In the time of the drums

    Siegelson, Kim L.

    Mentu, an American-born slave boy, waches his beloved grandmother, Twi, lead the insurrection at Teakettle Creek of Ibo people arriving from Africa on a slave ship.

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    Freedom Summer

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    Freedom Summer

    Wiles, Debbie.

    In 1964, Joe is pleased that a new law will allow his best friend John Henry, who is African-American, to share the town pool and other public places with him, but he is dismayed to find that prejudice still exists.

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    Each kindness

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    Each kindness

    Woodson, Jacqueline.

    When Ms. Albert teaches a lesson on kindness, Chloe realizes that she and her friends have been wrong in making fun of new student Maya's shabby clothes and refusing to play with her.

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