Lists and Suggestions for Kids

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

Weatherford, Carole Boston, 1956- author.

The 1921 Tulsa, Oklahoma, race massacre was one of the worst incidents of racial violence in our nat... More

Tarpley, Natasha, author.

"The possibilities are endless in this uplifting ode to the power of potential. With lyrical te... More

Weatherford, Carole Boston, 1956- author.

"Aretha Franklin was born to sing. The daughter of a pastor and a gospel singer, her musical ta... More

Alexander, Kwame.

Also available in Overdrive. "The Newbery Award-winning author of The Crossover pens an ode to... More

McKissack, Patricia C.

Despite their own poverty since Daddy died, Mama tells nine-year-old James Otis they need to help S... More

Bauer, Marion Dane.

Also available in Hoopla and RB Digital. Explores the formation of the universe. ... More

Mora, Oge.

Also available in Overdrive and Hoopla. When the aroma of Omu's homemade stew fills the air, h... More

Alexander, Kwame.

Also available in Hoopla. Presents a collection of twenty poems written in tribute to well-known po... More

Erskine, Kathryn.

A harrowing picture biography of civil-rights activist and Grammy Award-winning South African singe... More

Steptoe, Javaka.

Jean-Michel Basquiat and his unique, collage-style paintings rocked to fame in the 1980s as a cultu... More

Andrews, Troy.

Also available in Overdrive and Hoopla. Hailing from the Tremé neighborhood in New Orleans, Troy &q... More

Weatherford, Carole Boston.

Also available in Hoopla. Presents a collage-illustrated treasury of poems and spirituals inspired ... More

Beaty, Daniel.

"A boy wakes up one morning to find his father gone. At first, he feels lost. But his father h... More

Hill, Laban Carrick.

Before there was hip hop, there was DJ Kool Herc. On a hot day at the end of summer in 1973 Cindy C... More

Hughes, Langston.

Presents the popular poem by one of the central figures in the Harlem Renaissance, highlighting the... More

Hill, Laban Carrick.

Chronicles the life of Dave, a nineteenth-century slave who went on to become an influential poet, ... More

Johnson, Jen Cullerton.

"A biography of Kenyan Nobel Peace Prize winner and environmentalist Wangari Maathai, a female... More

Hughes, Langston.

Hughes's spare yet eloquent tribute to his people has been cherished for generations. Now, acc... More

Thomas, Joyce Carol.

A collection of poems, including "Golden Goodness," "Cranberry Red," and "... More

Elliott, Zetta.

Bird, an artistic young African American boy, expresses himself through drawing as he struggles to ... More

Bryan, Ashley.

Illustrated versions of three well-known hymns. ... More

Weatherford, Carole Boston.

Describes Tubman's spiritual journey as she hears the voice of God guiding her north to freedo... More

Giovanni, Nikki.

Also available in Hoopla. On December 1, 1955, Rosa Parks boarded a Montgomery, Alabama city bus and... More

Shange, Ntozake.

Also available in Hoopla. In this reflective poetic tribute, the author remembers growing up when ma... More

Bryan, Ashley.

Also available in Overdrive. In a story of the Ila people, the colorful birds of Africa ask Blackbi... More

Cox, Judy.

A musical family with talents for playing a variety of instruments enjoys getting together to celeb... More

Grimes, Nikki.

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

DuBurke, Randy.

Also available in Hoopla. One hot night, Maxine goes on a wild adventure thanks to the magic of the... More

McKissack, Patricia C.

In segregated 1950s Nashville, a young African American girl braves a series of indignities and obs... More

Wiles, Deborah.

Joe and John Henry are the best of friends, but being black in the South in 1964, John Henry is not ... More

Collier, Bryan.

A tour of the sights of Harlem, including the Metro-North Train, brownstones, shopping on 125th Stre... More

Siegelson, Kim L.

Mentu, an American-born slave boy, watches his beloved grandmother, Twi, lead the insurrection at T... More

Igus, Toyomi.

Chronicles and captures poetically the history, mood, and movement of African American music. ... More

Steptoe, Javaka.

A collection of poems celebrating African-American fathers by Angela Johnson, E. Ethelbert Miller, ... More

Schroeder, Alan.

Also available in Overdrive. Young Harriet Tubman, whose childhood name was Minty, dreams of escapi... More

Feelings, Tom.

Artwork and poems by such writers as Maya Angelou, Langston Hughes, and Askia Toure portray the cre... More

Ringgold, Faith.

A young girl dreams of flying above her Harlem home, claiming all she sees for herself and her fami... More