Top 11 Amazing African American Authors for Children
|October 11, 2011||Posted by Darcy Pattison under Civil Rights|
11 Amazing African-American Children’s Book Authors/Illustrators
- Virginia Hamilton
- Walter Dean Myers
- Mildred D. Taylor
- Patricia McKissack
- Christopher Paul Curtis
- Kadir Nelson
- Nikki Grimes
- Jerry Pinkney
- Faith Ringgold
- Sharon M. Draper
- Charles R. Smith Jr.
Resources for Literature written by African Americans
- The Coretta Scott King Book Awards (by the American Library Association) at http://www.ala.org/ala/mgrps/rts/emiert/eskbookawards/recipients.cfm . For listings of the best books by African American authors and illustrators, see
- In the archives of The Education & Social Science Library (ESSL) blog, you can view a list of African American children’s books chosen February 1, 2008, at http://www.library.illinois.edu/blog/esslchildlit/archives/2008/02/african_american.html .
- On Steve Barancik’s website, Best Children’s Books–Find, Read or Write, read his “Find The Best African-American Children’s Books“, at http://www.best-childrens-books.com/african-american-childrens-books.html .
- For up-to-date commentary and information, follow The Brown Bookshelf blog at http://thebrownbookshelf.com/ .
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