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African American History: Coretta Scott King awards
Recognizing outstanding books for young people by African American writers and illustrators.
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Title: Let It Shine
Author: Bryan, Ashley
ISBN: 9780689847325
Notes: This 2008 Illustrator Award Winner depicts three favorite spirituals with vibrant illustrations.

 
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Title: Elijah of Buxton
Author: Curtis, Christopher Paul
Publisher: Scholastic
ISBN: 9780439023443
Call Number: j Fiction
Notes: 2008 Author Award Winner.

 
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Title: Copper Sun
Author: Draper, Sharon
Publisher: Atheneum
ISBN: 9781416953487
Call Number: Fiction
Notes: This 2007 Author Award winner is an intense family drama.

 
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Title: Dave, the Potter
Author: Hill, Laban Carrick and Bryan Collier
Publisher: Little, Brown
ISBN: 9780316107310
Notes: Winner of the 2011 Illustrator Award, this touching story tells the story of Dave, a potter, a poet, and a slave.

 
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Title: My People
Author: Hughes, Langston and Charles R. Smith
ISBN: 9781416935407
Notes: Winner of the 2010 Illustrator Award.

 
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Title: The Negro Speaks of Rivers
Author: Hughes, Langston and E.B. Lewis
ISBN: 9780786818679
Notes: 2010 Illustrator Award Honor Book, this picture book sets Hughes's famous poem against beautiful watercolor backdrops.

 
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Title: We Are the Ship: The Story of Negro League Baseball
Author: Nelson, Kadir
Publisher: Jump at the Sun/Hyperion Books for Children
ISBN: 9780786808328
Call Number: j796.3576 N334w
Notes: 2009 Author Award Winner tells the story of Negro League players with gorgeous illustrations.

 
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Title: Bad News for Outlaws: The Remarkable Life of Bass Reeves, Deputy U.S. Marshall
Author: Nelson, Vaunda Micheaux
Publisher: Carolrhoda Books
ISBN: 9780822567646
Call Number: j363.282 R259N
Notes: Winner of the 2010 Author Award, this is a biography of a Deputy U.S. Marshall in the Wild West.

 
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Title: The Blacker the Berry
Author: Thomas, Joyce Carol
ISBN: 9780060253752
Notes: 2009 Illustrator Award. A collection of poems, including "Golden Goodness," "Cranberry Red," and "Biscuit Brown," celebrating individuality and Afro-American identity.

 
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Title: Moses: When Harriet Tubman Led Her People to Freedom
Author: Weatherford, Carole Boston
Publisher: Jump at the Sun/Hyperion Books for Children
ISBN: 0786851759
Call Number: jE 973.7115 T79w
Notes: This 2007 Illustrator Award winner features luminous paintings by Kadir Nelson.