Today’s Featured Book of Color is Coretta Scott, a collection of poetry by Ntozake Shange dedicated to Coretta Scott King. This picture book also features large paintings by Kadir Nelson.
The book details Coretta Scott and her life in the segregated south. She began work with Martin Luther King Jr. and launched the idea of nonviolent protest. The poetry explains the beautiful life and journey of Coretta to achieve freedom for everyone during the civil rights movement.
Ntozake Shange is the author of many children’s books, including Ellington Was Not a Street, the winner of the Coretta Scott King Award. Kadir Nelson’s artwork has also won numerous awards, including the Caldecott Honor Book for Henry’s Freedom Box by Ellen Levine.
Jeff River is the author of Forever My Lady and the founder of GumboWriters.com.