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These books celebrating diversity of cultures are recommended by the National Education Association, the Association for Library Services to Children, the Cooperative Children's Book Center, and others.

Included in this collection are the medal winners for the Coretta Scott King Award and the medal winners for the Pura Belpre Award .

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Medal Winner (Younger Children) Separate Is Never Equal : Sylvia Mendez and Her Family's Fight for Desegregation Tonatiuh, Duncan
Medal Winner A Long Hard Journey: The Story Of The Pullman Porter Mckissack, Patricia C. and Mckissack, Fredrick L.
Medal Winner Africa Dream Greenfield, Eloise and Byard, Carole
Medal Winner An Island Like You: Stories of the Barrio Cofer, Judith Ortiz
Medal Winner Aristotle and Dante Discover the Secrets of the Universe Saenz, Benjamin Alire
Medal Winner Bad News for Outlaws: The Remarkable Life of Bass Reeves, Deputy U.S. Marshal Nelson, Vaunda Micheaux
Medal Winner Beat the Story Drum, Pum-Pum Bryan, Ashley
Medal Winner Before We Were Free Alvarez, Julia
Medal Winner Black Troubadour Langston Hughes Rollins, Charlemae H.
Medal Winner Bronx Masquerade Grimes, Nikki
Medal Winner Brown Girl Dreaming Woodson, Jacqueline
Medal Winner Bud, Not Buddy Curtis, Christopher Paul
Medal Winner Christmas in the Big House, Christmas in the Quarters Mckissack, Patricia C. and Mckissack, Fredrick L.
Medal Winner Copper Sun Draper, Sharon M.
Medal Winner Dave the Potter: Artist, Poet, Slave Hill, Laban Carrick
Medal Winner Day of Tears Lester, Julius
Medal Winner Doña Flor Mora, Pat
Medal Winner Duey's Tale Bailey, Pearl and Skolnick, Arnold and Azon, Gary
Medal Winner Elijah of Buxton Curtis, Christopher Paul
Medal Winner Esperanza Rising Ryan, Pam Muñoz
Medal Winner Everett Anderson's Goodbye Clifton, Lucille and Grifalconi, Ann
Medal Winner Fallen Angels Myers, Walter Dean
Medal Winner Forged By Fire Draper, Sharon M.
Medal Winner Goin' Someplace Special Mckissack, Patricia C.
Medal Winner Hand in Hand : Ten Black Men Who Changed America Pinkney, Andrea Davis
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