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Kadir Nelson

  • 5 stars across 9 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.
    21st January 2013

    Nelson Mandela

    In this picture book biography, award-winning author and illustrator Kadir Nelson tells the story of Mandela, a global i... More

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    1st March 2010

    Mama Miti: Wangari Maathai and the Trees of Kenya

    "Nelson's pictures, a jaw-dropping union of African textiles collaged with oil paintings, brilliantly capture the villag... More

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    3rd March 2015

    If You Plant a Seed

    If you plant a carrot seed ...a carrot will grow. If you plant a lettuce seed ...lettuce will grow. But what happens if... More

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    20th February 2020

    The Undefeated

    WINNER OF THE CALDECOTT MEDAL, THE CORETTA SCOTT KING AWARD, AND NEWBERY HONOR BOOK SHORTLISTED FOR THE KATE GREENAWAY M... More

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