Coretta Scott King Award Honor Books 2014

marchThese are the honor books for 2014.

March: Book One by John Lewis and Andrew Aydin, illustrated by Nate Powell

This graphic novel is a first-hand account of Congressman John Lewis’ lifelong
struggle for civil and human rights, meditating in the modern age on the
distance traveled since the days of Jim Crow and segregation.

dariusDarius and Twig by Walter Dean

Two best friends, a writer and a runner, deal with bullies, family issues,
social pressures, and their quest for success coming out of Harlem.




wordsWords With Wings by Nikki Grimes

Gabby daydreams to tune out her parents’ arguments, but when her parents divorce
and she begins a new school, daydreaming gets her into trouble. Her mother
scolds her for it, her teacher keeps telling her to pay attention, and the other
kids tease her…until she finds a friend who also daydreams and her teacher
decides to work a daydreaming-writing session into every school day. With a
notebook “thick with daydreams,” Gabby grows more confident about herself and
her future.

mandelaNelson Mandela illustrated and written by Kadir Nelson

A biography of the former South African president best known for his political
activism and fight to end apartheid.