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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, fearless in her quest to affirm the realities of women of color, demonstrates that her name reflects her approach to both her art and her life. In the Zulu language of Xhosa, ntozake means "she who comes with her own things," and shange means "she who walks like a lion." While she is first and foremost a poet, she constantly extends her talents into other realms. She has written four novels, six volumes of poetry, numerous essays and screenplays, a plethora of critically acclaimed plays, and five children's books.

Kadir Nelson won the 2012 Coretta Scott King Author Award and Illustrator Honor for Heart and Soul: The Story of America and African Americans. He received Caldecott Honors for Henry's Freedom Box by Ellen Levine and Moses: When Harriet Tubman Led Her People to Freedom by Carole Boston Weatherford, for which he also garnered a Coretta Scott King Illustrator Award and won an NAACP Image Award. Ellington Was Not a Street by Ntozake Shange won a Coretta Scott King Illustrator Award. Nelson's authorial debut, We Are the Ship, was a New York Times bestseller, a Coretta Scott King Author Award winner, and a Coretta Scott King Illustrator Honor book. He is also the author and illustrator of the acclaimed Baby Bear.

Ntozake Shange, fearless in her quest to affirm the realities of women of color, demonstrates that her name reflects her approach to both her art and her life. In the Zulu language of Xhosa, ntozake means "she who comes with her own things," and shange means "she who walks like a lion." While she is first and foremost a poet, she constantly extends her talents into other realms. She has written four novels, six volumes of poetry, numerous essays and screenplays, a plethora of critically acclaimed plays, and five children's books.

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