Lists and Suggestions for Kids

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

Alexander, Kwame.

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

McKissack, Patricia C.

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

Bauer, Marion Dane.

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

Mora, Oge.

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

Alexander, Kwame.

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

Erskine, Kathryn.

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

Steptoe, Javaka.

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

Andrews, Troy.

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

Weatherford, Carole Boston.

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

Beaty, Daniel.

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

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...

Hughes, Langston.

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

Hill, Laban Carrick.

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

Johnson, Jen Cullerton.

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

Hughes, Langston.

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

Thomas, Joyce Carol.

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

Elliott, Zetta.

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

Bryan, Ashley.

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

Weatherford, Carole Boston.

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

Giovanni, Nikki.

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

Shange, Ntozake.

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

Bryan, Ashley.

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

Cox, Judy.

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

Grimes, Nikki.

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

DuBurke, Randy.

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

McKissack, Patricia C.

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

Wiles, Deborah.

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

Collier, Bryan.

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

Siegelson, Kim L.

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

Igus, Toyomi.

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

Steptoe, Javaka.

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

Schroeder, Alan.

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

Feelings, Tom.

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

Ringgold, Faith.

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