Vaunda’s Books

Let ’er Buck! George Fletcher, the People’s Champion
Illustrations by Gordon C. James Carolrhoda Books, 2019

• 2020 American Library Association (ALA) Notable Children’s Book
Booklist Top 10 Biographies for Youth 2019    





Dream March: Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. and the March on Washington
Illustrations by Sally Wern Comport Random House Children’s Books, 2017

• Starred, School Library Journal








Don’t Call Me Grandma
Illustrations by Elizabeth Zunon Carolrhoda Books, 2016

• A Best Book of 2016, National Public Radio

 

 

 

 

The Book Itch: Freedom, Truth & Harlem’s Greatest Bookstore
Illustrations by R. Gregory Christie Carolrhoda Books, 2015

• 2016 Coretta Scott King Illustrator Award
• 2016 Jane Addams Children’s Book Honor
• Starred reviews in Booklist and Kirkus Reviews    

 

 

 

No Crystal Stair: A Documentary Novel of the Life and Work of Lewis Michaux, Harlem Bookseller
Illustrations by R. Gregory Christie Carolrhoda Lab, 2012

• 2012 Boston Globe-Horn Book Award for Fiction
• 2013 Coretta Scott King Author Honor
• Best of Show, 2012 New Mexico-Arizona Book Awards
• Starred reviews in The Horn Book Magazine, Kirkus Reviews Publishers Weekly, and School Library Journal  

 

 

 

Bad News for Outlaws: The Remarkable Life of Bass Reeves, Deputy U. S. Marshal
Illustrations by R. Gregory Christie Carolrhoda Books, 2009

• 2010 Coretta Scott King Author Award
• 2010 Simon Weisenthal “Once Upon a World” Children’s Book Award
• Carter G. Woodson Honor Book
• 2010 Western Writers of America Spur Finalist
• A Washington Post and Kirkus Reviews Best Book of the Year
• Starred reviews in The Horn Book Magazine, Kirkus Reviews, Publishers Weekly, and School Library Journal

 

Juneteenth
Co-author: Drew Nelson
Illustrations by Mark Schroder Millbrook Press, 2006

• Children’s Book Committee at Bank Street College Best Children’s Book of the Year  

 

 

 

 

Almost to Freedom
Illustrations by Colin Bootman Carolrhoda Books, 2003

• 2004 Coretta Scott King Illustrator Honor      

 

 

 

 

Ready? Set. Raymond!
Illustrations by Derek Anderson Random House, 2002

 

 

 

 

 

 

Other books by Vaunda Micheaux Nelson:

Who Will I Be, Lord?
Illustrations by Sean Qualls Random House, 2009 (o.p.) 

  • “Highly Commended” by the Charlotte Zolotow Award Committee of the Cooperative Children’s Book Center (CBC)

Beyond Mayfield
G. P. Putnam’s Sons, 1999 (o.p.)

  • 1999 Parents’ Choice Gold Award

Possibles 
G. P. Putnam’s Sons, 1995 (o.p.)

  • 1995 Parents’ Choice Gold Award

Mayfield Crossing
G. P. Putnam’s Sons, 1993 (o.p.)

  • 27th Georgia Children’s Book Award
  • Starred review in Booklist

Always Gramma
Illustrations by Kimanne Uhler
G. P. Putnam’s Sons, 1988 (o.p.)

  • Children’s Book Council (CBC) Notable Children’s Trade Book in the Field of Social Studies

Poetry by Vaunda Micheaux Nelson
“What Am I?” Cricket, February 2005
“Family,” Cricket, June 2001
“Snow White,” Cicada, May/June 1999

 

Books can be acquired at local libraries or purchased
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