Archive | November, 2016

Award & Shortlist News

25 Nov

Tuskegee cover   Congo Square

Award committee members, thank you for all the love for these two books. And congratulations to illustrators Jeffery Weatherford and Gregory Christie on our collaborations! It’s been a wonderful year.

YOU CAN FLY: THE TUSKEGEE AIRMEN. Illustrated by Jeffery Weatherford

ALSC Notables for Older Readers (Association for Library Service to Children, American Library Association)

Kirkus Reviews Best Middle Grade Verse

NCTE Best Verse Novels (National Council of Teachers of English)

New York Public Library 100 Books for Reading & Sharing

Fuse 8 Productions Best Poetry Books for Kids

Nonfiction Detectives Best Nonfiction Books

CCBC Choices (Cooperative Children’s Book Center, University of Wisconsin-Madison)

 

FREEDOM IN CONGO SQUARE. Illustrated by Gregory Christie

Caldecott Honor Medal

Coretta Scott King Illustrator Honor

Charlotte Zolotow Award (for picture book text, Cooperative Children’s Book Center, University of Wisconsin-Madison)

ALSC Notables for all ages (Association for Library Service to Children, American Library Association)

Illustrators Society Original Art Show

School Library Journal Best Nonfiction Books of 2016

Horn Book Fanfare

NCTE Best Poetry Books of 2016 (National Council of Teachers of English)

New York Public Library 100 Books for Reading & Sharing

Washington Post Best Children’s Books of 2016

New York Times Best Illustrated Children’s Books of 2016

Huffington Post Most Powerful Picture Book of the Year honor

Center for Study of Multicultural Literature Best Books of 2016

Chicago Public Library Best Informational Books for Younger Readers

CCBC Choices (Cooperative Children’s Book Center, University of Wisconsin-Madison)
Capitol Choices

 

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Books for Beautiful Brown Girls

25 Nov

A few months ago, I compiled a book list for Young Black Princes. Here is a companion list for Beautiful Brown Girls. Most are biographies of strong sisters  who distinguished themselves  despite adversity.

The Legendary Miss Lena Horne

Moses: When Harriet Tubman Led Her People to Freedom

Leontyne Price: Voice of a Century

Oprah: The Little Speaker

Michelle Obama: First Mom

Becoming Billie Holiday

Freedom on the Menu: The Greensboro Sit-ins

Birmingham, 1963