Coretta Scott King Awards

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The Coretta Scott King Book Awards are given annually to outstanding African American authors and illustrators of books for children and young adults that demonstrate an appreciation of African American culture and universal human values.  The award commemorates the life and work of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., and honors his wife, Mrs. Coretta Scott King, for her courage and determination to continue the work for peace and world brotherhood. 


Claire Hartfield
Description: A white man threw a stone that hit and killed a teenage black boy, and a day at the beach--July 27, 1919--exploded into an urban nightmare. The ensuing race riot that took over Chicago's South Side streets killed and wounded many and left their neighborhoods in ruins. The tensions that fueled the riot had been building in the city for decades. Looking for a better life in Chicago, waves of white immigrants from Europe and black migrants from the South converged to form an underclass divided by racial prejudice. The violence in Chicago's streets simmered down but has erupted time and again, and continues to appear in national headlines to this day, a century later.--From dust jacket.
Call Number: YA 305.8 Har
Format: Book
Date Added: Jul 24, 2019
Lesa Cline-Ransome, Dion Graham
Description: In this powerful story about the Great Migration, a boy discovers Chicago's postwar South Side, a library that welcomes everyone, and the poetry of Langston Hughes.
Call Number: J FIC Cli
Format: Audiobook
Date Added: Jul 24, 2019
Margot Lee Shetterly, Margot. Hidden figures Lee Shetterly
Description: Explores the previously uncelebrated but pivotal contributions of NASA's African-American women mathematicians to America's space program, describing how Jim Crow laws segregated them from their white counterparts despite their groundbreaking successes.
Call Number: J 510.92 Lee
Format: Book
Date Added: Jul 24, 2019
Monica Clark-Robinson, Frank Morrison
Description: Under the leadership of Dr. Martin Luther King, children and teenagers march against segregation in Birmingham, Alabama, in 1963.
Call Number: E Cla
Format: Book
Date Added: Jul 24, 2019
Alice Faye Duncan, R. Gregory Christie
Description: This historical fiction picture book presents the story of nine-year-old Lorraine Jackson, who in 1968 witnessed the Memphis sanitation strike--Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.'s final stand for justice before his assassination--when her father, a sanitation worker, participated in the protest.
Call Number: E Dun
Format: Book
Date Added: Jul 24, 2019
Tiffany D. Jackson
Description: When her friend Monday Charles goes missing and Monday's mother refuses to give her a straight answer, Claudia digs into her disappearance.
Call Number: YA FIC Jac
Format: Book
Date Added: Jul 24, 2019
Oge Mora
Description: When the aroma of Omu's homemade stew fills the air, her neighbors arrive, one by one, for a taste until all is gone except for her generous spirit.
Call Number: E Mor
Format: Book
Date Added: Jul 24, 2019
Varian Johnson
Description: Twelve-year-old Candice Miller is spending the summer in Lambert, South Carolina, in the old house that belonged to her grandmother, who died after being dismissed as city manager for having the city tennis courts dug up looking for buried treasure--but when she finds the letter that sent her grandmother on the treasure hunt, she finds herself caught up in the mystery and, with the help of her new friend and fellow book-worm, Brandon, she sets out to find the inheritance, exonerate her grandmother, and expose an injustice once committed against an African American family in Lambert.
Call Number: J FIC Joh
Format: Book
Date Added: Jul 24, 2019
Kekla Magoon
Description: Caleb Franklin and his younger brother, Bobby Gene, spend an extraordinary summer their new, older neighbor, Styx Malone, a foster boy from the city.
Call Number: J FIC Mag
Format: Book
Date Added: Jul 24, 2019
Marion Dane Bauer, Ekua Holmes
Description: Explores the formation of the universe.
Call Number: E Bau
Format: Book
Date Added: Jul 24, 2019
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A Few Red Drops : The Chicago Race Riot Of 1919
Claire Hartfield
YA 305.8 Har
Monday's Not Coming
Tiffany D. Jackson
YA FIC Jac
Finding Langston [Audiobook]
Lesa Cline-Ransome, Dion Graham
J FIC Cli
Thank You, Omu!
Oge Mora
E Mor
Hidden Figures : The Untold True Story Of Four African-american Women Who Helped Launch Our Nation Into Space
Margot Lee Shetterly, Margot. Hidden figures Lee Shetterly
J 510.92 Lee
The Parker Inheritance
Varian Johnson
J FIC Joh
Let The Children March
Monica Clark-Robinson, Frank Morrison
E Cla
The Season Of Styx Malone
Kekla Magoon
J FIC Mag
Memphis, Martin, And The Mountaintop : The Sanitation Strike Of 1968
Alice Faye Duncan, R. Gregory Christie
E Dun
The Stuff Of Stars
Marion Dane Bauer, Ekua Holmes
E Bau