Coretta Scott King Awards 2021

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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. 


Mildred D. Taylor
Description: "Cassie Logan, first met in Song of the Trees and Roll of Thunder, Hear My Cry, is a young woman now, searching for her place in the world, a journey that takes her from Toledo to California, to law school in Boston, and, ultimately, in the 60s, home to Mississippi to participate in voter registration. She is witness to the now-historic events of the century: the Great Migration north, the rise of the civil rights movement, preceded and precipitated by the racist society of America, and the often violent confrontations that brought about change. Rich, compelling storytelling is Ms. Taylor's hallmark, and she fulfills expectations as she brings to a close the stirring family story that has absorbed her for over forty years." --Goodreads.com.
Call Number: YA FIC Tay
Format: Book
Date Added: Feb 12, 2021
Jacqueline Woodson
Description: ZJ's friends Ollie, Darry and Daniel help him cope when his father, a beloved professional football player, suffers severe headaches and memory loss that spell the end of his career.
Call Number: J FIC Woo
Format: Book
Date Added: Feb 12, 2021
Suzanne Slade, Cozbi A. Cabrera
Call Number: E Sla
Format: Book
Date Added: Feb 12, 2021
Kacen Callender
Description: "In a small but turbulent Louisiana town, one boy's grief takes him beyond the bayous of his backyard, to learn that there is no right way to be yourself"-- Provided by publisher.
Call Number: J FIC Cal
Format: Book
Date Added: Feb 12, 2021
Tracy Deonn
Description: "After her mother dies in an accident, sixteen-year-old Bree Matthews wants nothing to do with her family memories or childhood home. A residential program for bright high schoolers at UNC–Chapel Hill seems like the perfect escape—until Bree witnesses a magical attack her very first night on campus. A flying demon feeding on human energies. A secret society of so called 'Legendborn' students that hunt the creatures down. And a mysterious teenage mage who calls himself a 'Merlin' and who attempts—and fails—to wipe Bree’s memory of everything she saw. The mage’s failure unlocks Bree’s own unique magic and a buried memory with a hidden connection: the night her mother died, another Merlin was at the hospital. Now that Bree knows there’s more to her mother’s death than what’s on the police report, she’ll do whatever it takes to find out the truth, even if that means infiltrating the Legendborn as one of their initiates. She recruits Nick, a self-exiled Legendborn with his own grudge against the group, and their reluctant partnership pulls them deeper into the society’s secrets—and closer to each other. But when the Legendborn reveal themselves as the descendants of King Arthur’s knights and explain that a magical war is coming, Bree has to decide how far she’ll go for the truth and whether she should use her magic to take the society down—or join the fight" -- Provided by publisher.
Call Number: YA FIC Deo
Format: Book
Date Added: Feb 12, 2021
Evette Dionne
Description: "For African American women, the fight for the right to vote was only one battle. An eye-opening book that tells the important, overlooked story of black women as a force in the suffrage movement--when fellow suffragists did not accept them as equal partners in the struggle."--Publisher's description.
Call Number: YA 323.34 Dio
Format: Book
Date Added: Feb 12, 2021
Samara Cole Doyon, Kaylani Juanita
Description: Joyful young narrators celebrate feeling at home in one's own skin.
Call Number: E Doy
Format: Book
Date Added: Feb 12, 2021
Cozbi A. Cabrera
Description: For a little girl on a rainy day, the best place to be is with Mama.
Call Number: E Cab
Format: Book
Date Added: Feb 12, 2021
Carole Boston Weatherford, Frank Morrison
Description: "Aretha Franklin was born to sing. The daughter of a pastor and a gospel singer, her musical talent was clear from her earliest days in her father's Detroit church. Aretha sang with a soaring voice that spanned more than three octaves. Her incredible talent and string of hit songs earned her the title "the Queen of Soul." This Queen was a multi-Grammy winner and the first female inductee to the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. And there was even more to Aretha than being a singer, songwriter, and pianist: she was an activist, too. Her song "Respect" was an anthem for people fighting for civil rights and women's rights. With words that sing and art that shines, this vibrant portrait of Aretha Franklin pays her the R-E-S-P-E-C-T this Queen of Soul deserves"-- Provided by publisher.
Call Number: E Wea
Format: Book
Date Added: Feb 12, 2021
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All The Days Past, All The Days To Come
Mildred D. Taylor
YA FIC Tay
Lifting As We Climb : Black Women's Battle For The Ballot Box
Evette Dionne
YA 323.34 Dio
Before The Ever After
Jacqueline Woodson
J FIC Woo
Magnificent Homespun Brown : A Celebration
Samara Cole Doyon, Kaylani Juanita
E Doy
Exquisite : The Poetry And Life Of Gwendolyn Brooks
Suzanne Slade, Cozbi A. Cabrera
E Sla
Me And Mama
Cozbi A. Cabrera
E Cab
King And The Dragonflies
Kacen Callender
J FIC Cal
Respect : Aretha Franklin, The Queen Of Soul
Carole Boston Weatherford, Frank Morrison
E Wea
Legendborn
Tracy Deonn
YA FIC Deo