Presents the popular poem by one of the central figures in the Harlem Renaissance, highlighting the courage and dignity of the African American Pullman porters in the early twentieth century. Illustrated by Bryan Collier.
Coretta Scott King Illustrator Award 2013
Recognizing an African American Illustrator of outstanding books for children
Given to African American authors and illustrator for outstanding inspirational and educational contributions, the Coretta Scott King Book Award titles promote understanding and appreciation of the culture of all peoples and their contribution to the realization of the American dream of a pluralistic society.
Award Web Site: Coretta Scott King Book Awards
This story of an African American wedding explains the history of the custom of jumping the broom, and the time when slaves had not been allowed to legally marry before the post-slavery Reconstruction era. Illustrated by Daniel Minter.
Two friends try to outdo each other on the basketball court in an out-of-this-world game of H.O.R.S.E