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Coretta Scott King Author and Illustrator Awards

Illustrator Honor Books

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. Bat Boy and His Violin

    The Bat Boy and His Violin

    Gavin Curtis

    Paperback

    5790001
    Reginald is more interested in practicing his violin than in his father's job managing the worst team in the Negro Leagues, but when Papa makes him the bat boy and his music begins to lead the team to victory, Papa realizes the value of his son's passion. Learn More

    Regular Price: $7.99

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  2. Before John Was a Jazz Giant: A Song of John Coltrane

    Before John Was a Jazz Giant: A Song of John Coltrane

    Carole Boston Weatherford

    Hardback

    2613106
    Young John Coltrane was all ears. And there was a lot to hear growing up in the South in the 1930s. Learn More

    Regular Price: $16.95

    Special Price: $11.87

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  3. Before She Was Harriet

    Before She Was Harriet

    Lesa Cline-Ransome

    Hardback

    R728806
    A lush and lyrical biography of Harriet Tubman, written in verse and illustrated by James Ransome Learn More

    Regular Price: $18.99

    Special Price: $13.30

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  4. Book Itch

    Book Itch

    Vaunda Micheaux Nelson

    Hardback

    1741306
    In the 1930s, Lewis's dad, Lewis Michaux Sr., had an itch he needed to scratch a book itch. How to scratch it? He started a bookstore in Harlem and named it the National Memorial African Bookstore. Learn More

    Regular Price: $17.99

    Special Price: $12.59

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  5. Crown

    Crown

    Derrick Barnes

    Hardback

    R727906
    This rhythmic, read-aloud title is an unbridled celebration of the self-esteem, confidence, and swagger boys feel when they leave the barber. Learn More

    Regular Price: $18.95

    Special Price: $13.27

    Please allow two to three weeks for delivery.



  6. Daydreamers

    Daydreamers

    Eloise Greenfield

    Paperback

    8495301
    Discovers the mystery and beauty of children's yearnings. Learn More

    Regular Price: $6.99

    Special Price: $4.89

    Please allow two to three weeks for delivery.



  7. Ellen's Broom

    Ellen's Broom

    Kelly Starling Lyons

    Hardback

    7669906
    Ellen has always known that the broom hanging on her family's cabin wall is a special symbol of her parents' wedding during slave days, so she proudly carries it to the courthouse when the marriage becomes legal. Learn More

    Regular Price: $16.99

    Special Price: $11.89

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  8. Faithful Friend

    The Faithful Friend

    Robert D. San Souci

    Paperback

    4918801
    A tale of danger and intrigue set on the isle of Martinique and based on local lore. Learn More

    Regular Price: $8.99

    Special Price: $6.29

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  9. Freedom in Congo Square

    Freedom in Congo Square

    Carole Boston

    Hardback

    1281706
    Six days a week, slaves labor from sunup to sundown and beyond, but on Sunday afternoons, they gather with free blacks at Congo Square outside New Orleans, free from oppression. Includes foreword about Congo Square by Freddi Williams Evans, glossary, and historical notes. Learn More

    Regular Price: $17.99

    Special Price: $12.59

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  10. Freedom Over Me

    Freedom Over Me

    Ashley Bryan

    Hardback

    9985706
    Using original slave auction and plantation estate documents, Ashley Bryan offers a moving and powerful picture book that contrasts the monetary value of a slave with the priceless value of life experiences and dreams that a slave owner could never take away. Learn More

    Regular Price: $17.99

    Special Price: $12.59

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