Lists and Suggestions for Kids

List: Coretta Scott King & John Steptoe Author Winners, 1990-Present

Craft, Jerry,

Also available in Overdrive and Hoopla. Seventh grader Jordan Banks loves nothing more than drawing ...

Williams, Alicia.

Also available in Overdrive. Thirteen-year-old Genesis tries again and again to lighten her black s...

Watson, Renée.

Also available in Hoopla and RB Digital. Tired of being singled out at her mostly-white private scho...

Moore, David Barclay.

Also available in Overdrive. Unable to celebrate the holidays in the wake of his older brother'...

Williams-Garcia, Rita.

Also available in Overdrive and Hoopla. "Delphine, Vonetta, and Fern are off to Alabama to vis...

Smith, Ronald L.

Also available in Overdrive and Hoopla. In 1930s Alabama, twelve-year-old Hoodoo Hatcher is the only...

Woodson, Jacqueline.

Also available in Overdrive. Raised in South Carolina and New York, Woodson always felt halfway home...

Williams-Garcia, Rita.

Also available in Overdrive and Hoopla. The Gaither sisters return to Brooklyn, where they adapt to ...

Pinkney, Andrea Davis.

Presents the stories of ten African-American men from different eras in American history, organized...

Nelson, Kadir.

Also available in Overdrive and Hoopla. A simple introduction to African-American history, from Rev...

Williams-Garcia, Rita.

Also available in Overdrive and Hoopla. In the summer of 1968, after travelling from Brooklyn to Oa...

Bond, Victoria.

Also available in Overdrive and Hoopla. A fictionalized account of Zora Neale Hurston's childh...

Nelson, Vaunda Micheaux.

Also available in Overdrive, Hoopla, and RB Digital. This biography profiles the life of Bass Reeve...

Magoon, Kekla.

In 1968 Chicago, fourteen-year-old Sam Childs is caught in a conflict between his father's non...

Nelson, Kadir.

Using an "Everyman" player as his narrator, Kadir Nelson tells the story of Negro League ...

Curtis, Christopher Paul.

Also available in Overdrive. In 1859, eleven-year-old Elijah Freeman, the first free-born child in ...

Frazier, Sundee Tucker.

Alson available in Overdrive. Brendan Buckley, a biracial ten-year-old, applies his scientific prob...

Morrison, Toni.

Toni Morrison has collected a treasure chest of archival photographs that depict the historical even...

Smith, Hope Anita.

In this beautifully written and powerfully moving novel in poems, Hope Anita Smith tells the story o...

Woodson, Jacqueline.

Twelve-year-old Lafayette's close relationship with his older brother Charlie changes after Ch...

Curtis, Christopher Paul.

Also available in Overdrive. Ten-year-old Bud, a motherless boy living in Flint, Michigan, during th...

Johnson, Angela.

Fourteen-year-old Marley's seemingly perfect life in the small town of Heaven is disrupted whe...

Flake, Sharon G.

Also available in RB Digital. Thirteen-year-old Maleeka, uncomfortable because her skin is extremely...

McKissack, Patricia C.

Describes the customs, recipes, poems, and songs used to celebrate Christmas in the big plantation ...

McKissack, Patricia C.

Also available in Overdrive. A collection of ghost stories with African American themes, designed t...

Taylor, Mildred D.

Also available in Overdrive. As America hovers on the brink of war, seventeen year-old Cassie Logan ...