Major Book Awards. By Brenda Powell Valley Grande Elementary Media Specialist. Major Book Awards. The Newbery Award The Caldecott Award Coretta Scott King Award. The Newbery Award.
By Brenda Powell
Valley Grande Elementary Media Specialist
Twelve-year-old Miranda encounters shifting friendships, a sudden punch, a strange homeless man and mysterious notes that hint at knowledge of the future. These and other seemingly random events converge in a brilliantly constructed plot.
Claudette Colvin: Twice Toward Justice by Phillip Hoose
The Mostly True Adventures of Homer P. Figg by Rodman Philbrick
Where the Mountain Meets the Moon by Grace Lin
The Evolution of Calpurnia Tate by Jacqueline Kelly,
American children’s picture book published the previous year.
The screech of an owl, the squeak of a mouse and the roar of a lion transport readers to the Serengeti plains for this virtually wordless retelling of Aesop's classic fable. In glowing colors, Pinkney's textured watercolor illustrations masterfully portray the relationship between two unlikely friends.
All the World illustrated by Marla Frazee, written by Liz Garton Scanlon
Red Sings from Treetops: A Year in Colors illustrated by Pamela Zagarenski, written by Joyce Sidman
Born into slavery in 1838, Bass had a hard life and a strong sense of right and wrong. Bass was one of the most feared and respected lawman in Indian Territory. During his career, he made more than 3,000 arrests but killed only fourteen men.
Smith’s vibrant sepia photographs celebrate the beauty and diversity of African Americans. The close-ups of illuminated faces filled with jubilant, loving expressions emerge from black backgrounds and capture the spirit of Langston Hughes’ eloquent poem.
Mare's War by Tanita S. Davis
Meet Mare, a World War II veteran and a grandmother like no other. She was once a willful teenager who escaped her less than perfect life in the deep South and lied about her age to join the African American Battalion of the Women's Army Corps.
The Negro Speaks of Riversillustrated by E.B. Lewis, written by Langston Hughes
Langston Hughes has long been acknowledged as the voice, and his poem, The Negro Speaks of Rivers, the song, of the Harlem Renaissance. Although he was only seventeen when he composed it, Hughes already had the insight to capture in words the strength and courage of black people in America.