Kids Award-Winning Books
NEWBERY AWARD WINNER 2011
"Twelve-year-old Abilene Tucker is the daughter of a drifter who, in the summer of 1936, sends her to stay with an old friend in Manifest, Kansas, where he grew up, and where she hopes to find out some things about his past."
CORETTA SCOTT KING AWARD WINNER 2011
ONE CRAZY SUMMER
"Eleven-year-old Delphine and her two younger sisters travel to Oakland, Calif. in 1968 to face the emotional challenge of reaching out to a distant mother and learn about a different side of the Civil Rights Movement. Themes of friendship, family and identity intertwine with broader social issues in this compelling historical novel."
CORETTA SCOTT KING AWARD WINNER, ILLUSTRATION 2011
"Dave, a slave in 19th century South Carolina, demonstrated extraordinary talent and skill to achieve creative success. At a time when it was illegal for slaves to read and write, the eloquent poetry on Dave’s remarkable pots provided inspiration and hope to those who had none."
PURA BELPRE AWARD WINNER, ILLUSTRATION 2011
"The author describes Christmas at his grandmother's apartment in Spanish Harlem the year she introduced him to the Metropolitan Museum of Art and Diego Velazquez's portrait of Juan de Pareja, which has had a profound and lasting effect on him."