2009 Coretta Scott King Award and Honor Books

2009 Coretta Scott King Award and Honor Books
We Are the Ship: The Story of Negro League Baseball Cover Image
By Kadir Nelson, Kadir Nelson (Illustrator)
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ISBN: 9780786808328
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Published: Jump at the Sun - January 8th, 2008


"We are the ship; all else the sea."-Rube Foster, founder of the Negro National League


The Blacker the Berry Cover Image
By Joyce Carol Thomas, Floyd Cooper (Illustrator)
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ISBN: 9780060253752
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Published: Amistad Press - July 1st, 2008

We are color struck
The way an artist strikes
His canvas with his brush of many hues

Look closely at these mirrors
these palettes of skin
Each color is rich
in its own right


Keeping the Night Watch Cover Image
By Hope Anita Smith, E. B. Lewis (Illustrator)
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ISBN: 9780805072020
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Published: Henry Holt & Company - March 18th, 2008

So many unanswered questions weigh down thirteen-year-old C.J. as he struggles to understand why his father walked out. His father is back now, though C.J. is not as quick to forgive as the other members of his family. He still feels the weight of responsibility that fell on his shoulders when Daddy was gone, and he's not prepared to give that up.


Becoming Billie Holiday Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781590785072
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Published: Wordsong - October 1st, 2008

Before the legend of Billie Holiday, there was a girl named Eleanora. In 1915, Sadie Fagan gave birth to a daughter she named Eleanora. The world, however, would know her as Billie Holiday, possibly the greatest jazz singer of all time. Eleanora's journey into legend took her through pain, poverty, and run-ins with the law.


Before John Was a Jazz Giant: A Song of John Coltrane Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780805079944
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Published: Henry Holt & Company - April 1st, 2008

Young John Coltrane was all ears. And there was a lot to hear growing up in the South in the 1930s: preachers praying, music on the radio, the bustling of the household. These vivid noises shaped John's own sound as a musician. Carole Boston Weatherford and Sean Qualls have composed an amazingly rich hymn to the childhood of jazz legend John Coltrane.


The Moon Over Star Cover Image
By Dianna Hutts Aston, Jerry Pinkney (Illustrator)
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ISBN: 9780803731073
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Published: Dial Books - October 16th, 2008

In July 1969, the world witnessed an awe-inspiring historical achievement when Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin became the first humans to set foot on the moon.


Bird Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781600602412
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Published: Lee & Low Books - October 1st, 2008

Young Mekhai, better known as Bird, loves to draw. With drawings, he can erase the things that don't turn out right. In real life, problems aren't so easily fixed.