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NAACP Image Award for Outstanding Literary Work for Children

The NAACP Image Awards honor outstanding works in the literature and entertainment fields. 

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Holly Robinson Peete. My Brother Charlie
A girl tells what it is like living with her twin brother who has autism and sometimes finds it hard to communicate with words, but who, in most ways, is just like any other boy. Includes authors' note about autism.
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Michelle Cook. Our Children can Soar: A Celebration of Rosa, Barack, and the Pioneers of Change
Part historical, part poetry, and entirely inspirational, this unique picture book takes the reader through the cumulative story of the U.S. Civil Rights Movement, expanding the popular slogan beyond Martin Luther King, Rosa Parks, and Barack Obama to include more key players in the struggle for equality.
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Nikki Grimes. Barack Obama: Son of Promise, Child of Hope
Even as a boy, Barack knew he wasn't quite like anybody else, but through his journeys he found the ability to listen to Hope and become what he was meant to be.

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Sue Stauffacher. Nothing but Trouble: The Story of Althea Gibson
A biography of Althea Gibson, the first black tennis player to ever compete in what is now known as the U.S. Open, and in the Lawn Tennis Championships in Wimbledon, England.


Carole Boston Weatherford.  Moses:  When Harriet Tubman Led Her

People to Freedom   
Tells the story of Harriet Tubman leading slaves to freedom in the North and the courage that it took.

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Jada Pinkett Smith.  Girls Hold Up This World
Relates how girls are unique individuals, possessing self-esteem and discipline, and able to work with other girls to make the world a better place.



Scott Ingram. The 1963 Civil Rights March
Tells the story of the March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom, looking at the event's background and also at the civil rights movement of the 1960s as a whole. Introduces the leading figures of that movement and details the planning and events of the great day. Also explains the changes that have come about in U.S. society as a result of African Americans' struggle for equality.


Christine King Farris. My Brother Martin: A Sister Remembers Growing Up With the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. 
Looks at the early life of Martin Luther King, Jr., as seen through the eyes of his older sister.


Nelson Mandela. Nelson Mandela's Favorite African Folktales
A collection of traditional stories from different parts of Africa, featuring varied characters and themes--some familiar, some newer.


Will Smith (author) & Kadir Nelson (illustrator). Just the Two of Us
Celebrates the dignity, integrity, and honor of being a father.


Sandra Pinkney (author) & Myles C. Pinkney (photographer). Shades of Black 
Photographs and poetic text celebrate the beauty and diversity of African American children.


Faith Ringold. If a Bus Could Talk: The Story of Rosa Parks
A biography of the African American woman and civil rights worker whose refusal to give up her seat on a bus led to a boycott which lasted more than a year in Montgomery, Alabama.


Patricia and Frederick McKissack (authors) & E. Ransome (illustrator). Let My People Go: Bible Stories Told by a Freeman of Color
The daughter of a free black man who worked as a blacksmith in Charleston, South Carolina, in the early 1800s recalls the stories from the Bible that her father shared with her, relating them to the experiences of African Americans.