Vaunda Micheaux Nelson

Vaunda's Books

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

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

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

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

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

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

Books can be acquired at local libraries or purchased through bookstores or online retailers.

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

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

G. P. Putnam’s Sons, 1995 (o.p.)

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

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


“What Am I?” Cricket, February 2005
“Family,” Cricket, June 2001
“Snow White,” Cicada, May/June 1999