All About Adolescent Literacy

All about adolescent literacy. Resources for parents and educators of kids in grades 4-12.
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A video interview with

Kadir Nelson

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Bio

Kadir Nelson is a naturally gifted artist whose extraordinary talent continues to develop and be discovered. Before the age of 30, Nelson had already illustrated children's books, sold paintings to celebrities, and worked on a movie directed by Steven Spielberg.

Nelson received the 2012 Coretta Scott King Award for writing and illustrating Heart and Soul: The Story of America and African Americans. In 2007 Kadir Nelson received a Caldecott Honor for his evocative illustrations in Moses: When Harriet Tubman Led Her People to Freedom. In 2008 he won a second Caldecott Honor for his artwork in Henry's Freedom Box: A True Story from the Underground Railroad.

Selected Books

from Kadir Nelson


We Are the Ship: The Story of the Negro League Baseball

Age Level: 9-12

An introduction by baseball great Hank Aaron opens this riveting look at the history of the Negro League. A large format supports revealing portraits of League players and an absorbing narration revealed in nine innings. Endnotes and further readings conclude this memorable and accessible history.

Buy We Are the Ship: The Story of the Negro League Baseball


Heart & Soul: The Story of America and African Americans

Age Level: 9-12

This survey of transformative events in American and African American history is presented in an informal text and striking illustrations in an oversized format.

Buy Heart & Soul: The Story of America and African Americans