Here are some of our favorite books and performances that my daughter would request over and over again.
Browsing: African American Authors
Karen English is a Coretta Scott King Honor Award-winner and the author of the Nikki and Deja and The Carver Chronicles series.
Ballerina Dreams: From Orphan to Dancer is essential reading for any children who doubt themselves and their goals.
The extraordinary memoir of Michaela DePrince, a young dancer who escaped war-torn Sierra Leone for the rarefied heights of American ballet.
In this conversation, we talked to Draper about the inspiration behind Stella by Starlight and the basic goodness in humanity.
Stella by Starlight, by esteemed storyteller Sharon M. Draper, is a poignant novel that beautifully captures the depth and complexities within individuals, a community, and society in 1932, an era when segregation and poverty is at the forefront.
The Coretta Scott King Book Awards recognize African American authors and illustrators of outstanding books for children and young adults.