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Coretta Scott King Author and Illustrator Awards

Author Award Winners

These awards are presented annually to honor African American authors and illustrators who create outstanding books for children and young adults.


 

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  1. Bad News for Outlaws: The Remarkable Life of Bass Reeves Deputy, U.S. Marshall

    Bad News for Outlaws: The Remarkable Life of Bass Reeves Deputy, U.S. Marshall

    Vaunda Micheaux Nelson

    Hardback

    2074206
    Retells the life of Bass Reeves, a former slave who became a deputy U.S. Marshal in the Indian Territory and was exceptional at tracking down fugitives and bringing them to justice. Learn More

    Regular Price: $19.99

    Special Price: $13.99

    In stock on December 11, 2019
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  2. Bronx Masquerade

    Bronx Masquerade

    Nikki Grimes

    Paperback

    3397801
    While studying the Harlem Renaissance, students at a Bronx high school read aloud poems they have written, revealing their innermost thoughts and fears to their formerly clueless classmates. Learn More

    Regular Price: $6.99

    Special Price: $4.89

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  3. Bud, Not Buddy

    Bud, Not Buddy

    Christopher Paul Curtis

    Paperback

    5954101
    Ten-year-old Bud hits the road in search of his father and his home. Learn More

    Regular Price: $8.99

    Special Price: $6.30

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  4. Copper Sun

    Copper Sun

    Sharon M. Draper

    Paperback

    2818601
    Two 15-year-old girls, one a slave and the other an indentured servant, escape from their Carolina plantation and try to make their way to Fort Moses, Florida, a Spanish colony that gives sanctuary to slaves. For mature readers. Learn More

    Regular Price: $11.99

    Special Price: $8.39

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  5. Dark-Thirty: Southern Tales of the Supernatural

    The Dark-Thirty: Southern Tales of the Supernatural

    Patricia C. McKissack

    Paperback

    4587301
    Based on African American history and culture, this collection of ten original tales of the supernatural tingles the spine. Learn More

    Regular Price: $7.99

    Special Price: $5.60

    Please allow two to three weeks for delivery.



  6. Day of Tears: A Novel in Dialogue

    Day of Tears: A Novel in Dialogue

    Julius Lester

    Paperback

    2730701
    Emma cares for Mr. Butler's daughters and has been promised that she will never be sold as a slave. When he breaks his promise and sells her on auction day, Emma runs away, gets married and eventually gains her freedom in Canada. Learn More

    Regular Price: $7.99

    Special Price: $5.59

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  7. Elijah of Buxton

    Elijah of Buxton

    Christopher Paul Curtis

    Paperback

    2872301
    Elijah is a first-generation freeborn child. He embarks on a dangerous journey to America and discovers firsthand the horrors of the life his parents led. Learn More

    Regular Price: $7.99

    Special Price: $5.59

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  8. Escape to Freedom: A Play About Young Frederick Douglass

    Escape to Freedom: A Play About Young Frederick Douglass

    Ossie Davis

    Paperback

    4072501
    A play based on the life of one of America's greatest orators. Winner of the Coretta Scott King Award. Learn More

    Regular Price: $5.99

    Special Price: $4.19

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  9. Fallen Angels

    Fallen Angels

    Walter Dean Myers

    Paperback

    2888901
    The critically acclaimed story of one young man's tour of duty in Vietnam and a testament to the thousands of young people who lived and died during the war. For mature readers. Learn More

    Regular Price: $9.99

    Special Price: $6.99

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  10. First Part Last

    The First Part Last

    Angela Johnson

    Paperback

    3466701
    Bobby's carefree teenage life changes forever when he becomes a father and must care for his adored baby daughter. Prequel to Heaven. Learn More

    Regular Price: $7.99

    Special Price: $5.59

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