Special Collections

Multicultural Books for Children and Teens

Description: Celebrate diversity of cultures with the National Education Association, the Association for Library Services to Children, the Cooperative Children's Book Center, et al. Included are medalists for Coretta Scott King and Pura Belpre Awards.


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Los Gatos Black on Halloween

by Marisa Montes

Follow los monstruos and los esqueletos to the Halloween party. Under October's luna, full and bright, the monsters are throwing a ball in the Haunted Hall. Las brujas come on their broomsticks. Los muertos rise from their coffins to join in the fun.

Date Added: 05/25/2017


Category: n/a

Award: Medal Winner

Bad News for Outlaws: The Remarkable Life of Bass Reeves, Deputy U.S. Marshal

by Vaunda Micheaux Nelson

Bass Reeves seemed bigger than life. As a deputy U.S. Marshal--and former slave who escaped to freedom in the Indian Territories--Bass was cunning and fearless. This title reveals the story of a remarkable African-American hero of the Old West.

Date Added: 05/25/2017


Category: n/a

Award: Medal Winner

Slam!

by Walter Dean Myers

Seventeen-year-old Greg "Slam" Harris can do it on the basketball court. He's seen ballplayers come and go, he knows he could be one of the lucky ones. Maybe he'll make it to the top. Or he'll stumble along the way. Slam's grades aren't that hot.

Date Added: 05/25/2017


Category: n/a

Award: Medal Winner

An Island Like You: Stories of the Barrio

by Judith Ortiz Cofer

Twelve provocative stories reveal the rich, lively world of Puerto Rican American teenagers in a New Jersey barrio.

Date Added: 05/25/2017


Category: n/a

Award: Medal Winner

Remember: The Journey to School Integration

by Toni Morrison

Toni Morrison has collected a treasure chest of archival photographs that depict the historical events surrounding school desegregation. These unforgettable images serve as the inspiration for Ms. Morrison's text, a fictional account of the dialogue and emotions of the children who lived during the era of separate but equal schooling.

Date Added: 05/25/2017


Category: n/a

Award: Medal Winner

We Are the Ship: The Story of Negro League Baseball

by Kadir Nelson

The story of Negro League baseball is the story of gifted athletes and determined owners; of racial discrimination and international sportsmanship; of fortunes won and lost; of triumphs and defeats on and off the field. Most of all, the story of the Negro Leagues is about the unsung heroes who overcame segregation, hatred, terrible conditions, and low pay to do the one thing they loved more than anything else in the world: play ball.

Date Added: 05/25/2017


Category: n/a

Award: Medal Winner

Talkin' about Bessie: The Story of Aviator Elizabeth Coleman

by Nikki Grimes

Elizabeth "Bessie" Coleman was always being told what she could & couldn't do. In an era when Jim Crow laws and segregation were a way of life, it was not easy to survive. Bessie didn't let that stop her.

Date Added: 05/25/2017


Category: n/a

Award: Medal Winner

Uptown

by Bryan Collier

Discover the vibrant world of Harlem, New York, as seen through the eyes of one little boy who lives there. "Uptown ...Harlem, New York."

Date Added: 05/25/2017


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Award: Medal Winner

El Loro en el Horno: Mi Vida

by Analia Bermejo and Victor Martinez

Manny Hernandez es un joven de 14 años que debe enfrentarse a ese momento cruciál en su vida.

Date Added: 05/25/2017


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Award: Medal Winner

The Young Landlords

by Walter Dean Myers

Five devoted friends become landlords and try to make their Harlem neighborhood a better place to live.

Date Added: 05/25/2017


Category: n/a

Award: Medal Winner

Mufaro's Beautiful Daughters

by John Steptoe

Who will the king choose as a wife? Will he choose Mufaro's bad-tempered daughter or Mufaro's kind and sweet daughter? Read the book and find out!

Date Added: 05/25/2017


Category: n/a

Award: Medal Winner

Day of Tears

by Julius Lester

On March 2 and 3, 1859, the largest auction of slaves in American history took place in Savannah, Georgia. More than 400 slaves were sold. On the first day of the auction, the skies darkened and torrential rain began falling.

Date Added: 05/25/2017


Category: n/a

Award: Medal Winner

Heaven

by Angela Johnson

Marley has lived in heaven since she was two years old, when her mother found a postcard postmarked HEAVEN, OH, on a park bench and decided that was where she wanted to raise a family. And for twelve years, Marley's hometown has lived up to its name.

Date Added: 05/25/2017


Category: n/a

Award: Medal Winner

Christmas in the Big House, Christmas in the Quarters

by Patricia C. Mckissack and Fredrick L. Mckissack

Describes the customs, recipes, poems, and songs used to celebrate Christmas in the big plantation houses and in the slave quarters just before the Civil War.

Date Added: 05/25/2017


Category: n/a

Award: Medal Winner

The People Could Fly: American Black Folktales

by Virginia Hamilton

Afro-American folktales of animals, fantasy, the supernatural, and desire for freedom, born of the sorrow of slaves, but passed on in hope. From campfire to family rooms, riveting, short, read alouds.

Date Added: 05/25/2017


Category: n/a

Award: Medal Winner

The Patchwork Quilt

by Valerie Flournoy

Tanya loved listening to her grand-mother talk about the patchwork quilt as she cut and stitched together the pieces of colorful fabric.

Date Added: 05/25/2017


Category: n/a

Award: Medal Winner

Elijah of Buxton

by Christopher Paul Curtis

11-year-old Elijah is the first child born into freedom in Buxton, Canada, a settlement of runaway slaves just over the border from Detroit.

Date Added: 05/25/2017


Category: n/a

Award: Medal Winner

Beat the Story Drum, Pum-Pum

by Ashley Bryan

Five traditional Nigerian tales including "Hen and Frog," "Why Bush Cow and Elephant are Bad Friends," "The Husband Who Counted the Spoonfuls," "Why Frog and Snake Never Play Together," and "How Animals Got Their Tails.

Date Added: 05/25/2017


Category: n/a

Award: Medal Winner

Fallen Angels

by Walter Dean Myers

On a jungle battlefront where one misplaced step could be any soldier's last, every move can mean the difference between death and survival. Perry, Lobel, Johnson, Brunner, and Peewee are in Vietnam, all hoping to make it out alive.

Date Added: 05/25/2017


Category: n/a

Award: Medal Winner

Under the Royal Palms: A Childhood in Cuba

by Alma Flor Ada

The author recalls her life and impressions growing up in Cuba.

Date Added: 05/25/2017


Category: n/a

Award: Medal Winner

Moses: When Harriet Tubman Led Her People to Freedom

by Carole Boston Weatherford and Kadir Nelson

Born into slavery, Harriet Tubman escapes, taking with her only her faith, she must creep through the woods with hounds at her feet, sleep for days in a potato hole, and trust people who could have easily turned her in.

Date Added: 05/25/2017


Category: n/a

Award: Medal Winner

The Surrender Tree: Poems of Cuba's Struggle for Freedom

by Margarita Engle

It is 1896. Cuba has fought three wars for independence and still is not free. People have been rounded up in reconcentration camps with too little food and too much illness. Rosa is a nurse, but she dares not go to the camps. So she turns hidden caves into hospitals for those who know how to find her.

Date Added: 05/25/2017


Category: n/a

Award: Medal Winner

The Tequila Worm

by Viola Canales

Story of Sofia, growing up in the barrio, full of the magic and mystery of family traditions. When she is singled out to receive a scholarship to an elite boarding school, she longs to explore life beyond the barrio.

Date Added: 05/25/2017


Category: n/a

Award: Medal Winner

Goin' Someplace Special

by Patricia C. Mckissack and Jerry Pinkney

Confronted with the indignities and humiliations of segregated Nashville in the 1950s, young 'Tricia Ann holds her head high and remembers that she is "somebody, a human being--no better, no worse than anybody else in this world."

Date Added: 05/25/2017


Category: n/a

Award: Medal Winner

Bud, Not Buddy

by Christopher Paul Curtis

Ten-year-old Bud, a motherless boy living in Flint, Michigan, during the Great Depression, escapes a bad foster home and sets out in search of the man he believes to be his father--the renowned bandleader, H.E. Calloway of Grand Rapids.

Date Added: 05/25/2017


Category: n/a

Award: Medal Winner


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