Search Results: "Kadir Nelson"


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NELSON MANDELA by Kadir Nelson
CHILDREN'S
Released: Jan. 2, 2013

"A beautifully designed book that will resonate with children and the adults who wisely share it with them. (author's note, bibliography) (Picture book/biography. 5-8)"
An inspirational ode to the life of the great South African leader by an award-winning author and illustrator. Read full book review >

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NELSON by Christopher Hibbert
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Dec. 1, 1994

"To understand what made Nelson different from his contemporaries, one will have to read elsewhere."
A lively but incomplete biography of Admiral Nelson that keeps most strategy below decks and instead concentrates on one of the more celebrated adulteries in history. Read full book review >

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NELSON by John Sugden
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: June 11, 2013

"Despite its length, a tremendously engaging work with few dull moments."
The exhaustive second volume of this definitive biography treats the admiral's supreme command of the British Navy and the bittersweet Lady Hamilton years. Read full book review >

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IF YOU PLANT A SEED by Kadir Nelson
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 3, 2015

"Though the message is as old as time, its delivery here is fresh and sweet as August corn. (Picture book. 4-8)"
Nelson spins a gardening metaphor about kindness. Read full book review >

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BABY BEAR by Kadir Nelson
CHILDREN'S
Released: Jan. 7, 2014

"Resonant. (Picture book. 4-7)"
The award-winning Nelson turns from nuanced treatments of historical subjects to this exploration of a classic preschool trope: a lost animal's search for home. Read full book review >

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CHANGE HAS COME by Kadir Nelson
BIOGRAPHY
Released: Jan. 13, 2009

"The unabashed feeling conveyed in every loose line helps to make this a lovely memento, just in time for Inaguration Day. (Picture book. All ages)"
Two-time Caldecott Honor winner Nelson here gives up his studied compositions and meticulous applications of color in favor of quick, emotion-laden graphite sketches that commemorate Barack Obama's groundbreaking campaign and victory. Read full book review >

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HISTORY
Released: Sept. 27, 2011

"This intimate narrative makes the stories accessible to young readers and powerfully conveys how personal this history feels for many African-Americans. (Nonfiction. 10 & up)"
In an undertaking even more ambitious than the multiple-award-winning We Are the Ship (2008), Nelson tells the story of African-Americans and their often central place in American history. Read full book review >

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WE ARE THE SHIP by Kadir Nelson
CHILDREN'S
Released: Jan. 8, 2008

"Along with being absolutely riveted by the art, readers will come away with a good picture of the Negro Leaguers' distinctive style of play, as well as an idea of how their excellence challenged the racial attitudes of both their sport and their times. (bibliography, index) (Nonfiction. 10-13)"
Nelson continues to top himself with each new book. Read full book review >

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HE'S GOT THE WHOLE WORLD IN HIS HANDS by Kadir Nelson
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2005

"Moving, reverent, spiritual indeed. (musical arrangement to close) (Picture book. 5-7)"
Nelson uses the old spiritual—offered here, astonishingly, in its first singleton, illustrated edition, though it's available in many collections—as a springboard to celebrate family togetherness. Read full book review >

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ELLINGTON WAS NOT A STREET by Ntozake Shange
CHILDREN'S
Released: Jan. 1, 2004

"Exquisite. (Picture book. 4-8)"
Deeply colored paintings enrich this homage to African-American men who made history and influenced culture, including Duke Ellington, Paul Robeson, Dizzy Gillespie, and W.E.B. DuBois. Read full book review >

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ALL GOD’S CRITTERS by Bill Staines
CHILDREN'S
Released: Jan. 27, 2009

"'All God's critters got a place in the choir,' indeed. (Picture Book. 4-8)"
The catchy, feel-good folk song comes to life like never before in this spirited production. Read full book review >

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BIG JABE by Jerdine Nolen
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 30, 2000

"Like Virginia Hamilton's Drylongso (1999) and unlike John Henry, Big Jabe seems not just larger than life, but a force of nature, subtle, secret, untouchable—and that undercurrent of mystery gives his story a mythic power. (Picture book. 7-10)"
Nolen (In My Momma's Kitchen, 1999) rears up a new tall-tale hero, with the strength of 50 and a hidden agenda. Read full book review >