Monday, October 25, 2010

Short List of 2010 Titles for Discussion of our Mock Award

Below is our short list for our in-person discussion on December 5. If you would like to add a title to this list, please do so in the comment section of this blog entry. Thanks!

For Author Award:
8th Grade Superzero
Black Jack: The Ballad of Jack Johnson
The Cruisers
Finding Family
One Crazy Summer
Oprah: The Little Speaker
The Other Half of my Heart
Ruth and the Green Book
Sit-In: How Four Friends Stood Up by Sitting Down
What Momma Left Me

For Illustrator Award:
Back of the Bus
Black Jack: The Ballad of Jack Johnson
Dave the Potter
Oprah: The Little Speaker
Ruth and the Green Book
She Loved Baseball: The Effa Manley Story
Sit-In: How Four Friends Stood Up by Sitting Down
Skit-Skat Raggedy Cat: Ella Fitzgerald


Doret said...

For author award
Ninth Ward
Fort Mose
Sweet, Hereafter

For illustrator award
A Place Where Hurricanes Happen

Anonymous said...

We Could Be Brothers (Scholastic Press-Nov 1, 2010)

We Could Brothers addresses the presence and lack of positive male leadership in the home, and how it dictates the way young African American men view themselves, each other, and the world around them.

Hattie Hogan-Jones said...

For author award, I would like to nominate Paper Thin by Shelia Goss.
To quote one of the reviewers, "Ms. Goss does a wonderful job with this book of showing young women as they really are. She allows them to be selfish and loving, impatient and supportive and mostly, realistic. The reader is allowed to see how young people act when their lives change and how they deal with the economic struggles that hit their families. One of the more poignant messages deals with weight and self-esteem issues. We also get to see the young ladies deal with the timely and disturbing problem of violence among girlfriends and boyfriends." ~ Angelia Vernon Menchan, APOOO BOOKCLUB

MissAttitude said...

It's probably a long shot but I suggest Bleeding Violet by Dia Reeves. It's so different and bizarrely beautiful, I love it :)

Also Saving Maddie by Varian Johnson. Awesome story about faith vs. secular, girls and guys.

I need to get reading on all these books! I've only read 8th Grade Superzero, One Crazy Summer and What Momma Left Me. All eabsolutely excellent.

Becky said...

I'd like to add two titles:

Yummy, the Last Days of a Southside Shorty, by G. Neri, in both the author and illustrator categories

Zora and Me, by Victoria Bond and T.R. Simon, in the author category.