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Coretta Scott (Paperback)

By Ntozake Shange, Kadir Nelson (Illustrator), Ntozake Shange (Illustrator)
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Description


Walking many miles to school in the dusty road, young Coretta Scott knew the unfairness of life in the segregated south. A yearning for equality began to grow. Together with Martin Luther King, Jr., she gave birth to a vision of change through nonviolent protest. It was the beginning of a journeywith dreams of freedom for all.

About the Author


Ntozake Shange, poet, novelist, playwright, and performer, wrote the Broadway-produced and Obie Award-winning "For Colored Girls Who Have Considered Suicide/When the Rainbow Is Enuf." She has also written numerous works of fiction, including "Sassafras, Cypress and Indigo, Betsy Brown, " and "Liliane."

Kadir Nelson is the widely acclaimed illustrator of many books for children, including "Thunder Rose, " written by Jerdine Nolen, which received a Coretta Scott King Illustrator Honor Award; "Ellington Was Not a Street, " written by Ntozake Shange, which received a Coretta Scott King Illustrator Award; and "Hewitt Anderson's Great Big Life, " written by Jerdine Nolen, which won the 2005 Society of Illustrators Gold Medal. He is also the illustrator of Deloris Jordan and Roslyn M. Jordan's "Salt in His Shoes" and Spike Lee and Tonya Lewis Lee's "Please, Baby, Please" and "Please, Puppy, Please". Kadir Nelson lives with his family in San Diego, California.

Ntozake Shange, poet, novelist, playwright, and performer, wrote the Broadway-produced and Obie Award-winning "For Colored Girls Who Have Considered Suicide/When the Rainbow Is Enuf." She has also written numerous works of fiction, including "Sassafras, Cypress and Indigo, Betsy Brown, " and "Liliane."

Praise For…


“Poetic language paired with powerful images make this biography/history of the Civil Rights Movement a moving, provacative read–aloud. Every library will want copies of this lyrical tribute to an elegant woman and the era she represents.”
-School Library Journal (starred review)

“Nelson’s jacket portrait, monumental and tender at the same time, sets the tone for this intimate picture biography. Shange’s rhythmic lines and formal syntax roll like waves carrying readers on a soul–stirring ride through Coretta’s coming of age in the Civil Rights Movement.”
-Publishers Weekly (starred review)

“Poet and painter have joined forces to offer an indelible, emotional expression of the strength, beauty, and joy of one woman’s character.”
-Booklist (starred review)

Product Details
ISBN: 9780061253669
ISBN-10: 0061253669
Publisher: Katherine Tegen Books
Publication Date: December 27th, 2011
Pages: 32
Language: English