Books by: Kadir Nelson


Henry's Freedom Box: A True Story from the Underground Railroad

Henry's Freedom Box: A True Story from the Underground Railroad

by Ellen LevineKadir Nelson
10,855 voters
A stirring, dramatic story of a slave who mails himself to freedom by a Jane Addams Peace Award-winning author and a Coretta Scott King Award-winning artist.

Henry Brown d...
Moses: When Harriet Tubman Led Her People to Freedom

Moses: When Harriet Tubman Led Her People to Freedom

by Kadir NelsonCarole Boston Weatherford
4,283 voters
This poetic book is a resounding tribute to Tubman's strength, humility, and devotion. With proper reverence, Weatherford and Nelson do justice to the woman who, long ago, earned o...
We are the Ship: The Story of Negro League Baseball

We are the Ship: The Story of Negro League Baseball

by Kadir Nelson
3,164 voters
Using an "Everyman" player as his narrator, Kadir Nelson tells the story of Negro League baseball from its beginnings in the 1920s through the decline after Jackie Robinson crossed...
Please, Baby, Please

Please, Baby, Please

by Kadir NelsonSpike LeeTonya Lewis Lee
1,199 voters
Go back to bed,
baby please, baby, please.

Not on your HEAD,
baby baby baby, please!


Academy-Award nominated filmmaker Spike Lee and his wife, ...
Ellington Was Not a Street

Ellington Was Not a Street

by Kadir NelsonNtozake Shange
991 voters
In a reflective tribute to the African-American community of old, noted poet Ntozake Shange recalls her childhood home and the close-knit group of innovators that often gathered th...
Salt in His Shoes: Michael Jordan in Pursuit of a Dream

Salt in His Shoes: Michael Jordan in Pursuit of a Dream

by Roslyn M. JordanDeloris JordanKadir Nelson
775 voters
Michael Jordan.
The mere mention of the name conjures up visions of basketball played at its absolute best. But as a child, Michael almost gave up on his hoop dreams, ...
Please, Puppy, Please

Please, Puppy, Please

by Kadir NelsonSpike LeeTonya Lewis Lee
416 voters
Away from the gate,

puppy puppy, please, puppy.

Oh wait, puppy, wait,

please, please, please,

please....

In page after page of tail-wagging f...

The Village that Vanished

The Village that Vanished

by Kadir NelsonAnn Grifalconi
112 voters
Young Abikanile and all of the villagers of Yao feel safe hidden deep within the African jungle. But word has come that the slavers are on their way! Abikanile looks to her mother ...
Dancing in the Wings

Dancing in the Wings

by Kadir NelsonDebbie Allen
69 voters
Sassy is a long-legged girl who always has something to say. She wants to be a ballerina more than anything, but she worries that her too-large feet, too-long legs, and even her bi...