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Tuesday, February 19, 2013

2013 Coretta Scott King Book Awards

2013 Coretta Scott King Author Award Winner

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

Presents the stories of ten African-American men from different eras in American history, organized chronologically to provide a scope from slavery to the modern day.

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2013 Coretta Scott King Illustrator Award Winner

I, Too, Am America, illustrated by Bryan Collier, words by Langston Hughes

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.

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2013 Coretta Scott King Illustrator Honor Books 

Ellen's Broom, illustrated by Daniel Minter, written by Kelly Starling Lyons

Ellen has always known that the broom hanging on her family's cabin wall is a special symbol of her parents' wedding during slave days, so she proudly carries it to the courthouse when the marriage becomes legal.

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H. O. R. S. E., illustrated and written by Christopher Myers

Two friends try to outdo each other on the basketball court in an out-of-this-world game of H.O.R.S.E"--

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I Have a Dream: Martin Luther King Jr., illustrated by Kadir Nelson, words by Martin Luther King Jr.

An illustrated edition of Martin Luther King's famous "I have a dream" speech.

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2013 Coretta Scott King Authors Honor Books 

Each Kindness, written by Jacqueline Woodson, illustrated by E. B. Lewis

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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No Crystal Stair: A Documentary Novel of the Life and Work of Lewis Micheaux, Harlem Bookseller, written by Vaunda Micheaux Nelson, illustrated by R. Gregory Christie

In this work of historical fiction, Nelson tells the story of a man with a passion for knowledge and of a bookstore whose influence has become legendary.

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