28 Days Later-2009


Check out the archives and read about those children literature’s jewels and hidden gems chosen in 2009.
Vanguard authors are in bold
Illustrators are in italics

Sharon DraperNovember Blues (Atheneum, 2007)
Tia WilliamsSixteen Candles (Hyperion, 2008)
Julius LesterGuardian (Amistad, 2008)
Tanita S. DavisA La Carte (Knopf, 2008)
Deborah GregoryCatwalk (Delacorte, 2008)
Jacqueline WoodsonPeace, Locomotion (Putnam, 2009)
Feb 25: Sherri WinstonThe Kayla Chronicles (Little, Brown, 2008)
Monica McKayhanJaded (Kimani, 2008); The Pact (Kimani, 2008)

Crystal Hubbard The Last Black King of the Kentucky Derby: The Story of Jimmy Winkfield (Lee & Low Books, 2008)
Nicole Tadgell (Ill.)No Mush Today (Lee & Low Books, 2008)
Zetta ElliottBird (Lee & Low Books, 2008)
Angela JohnsonLily Brown’s Paintings (Orchard Books, 2007)
Pat CummingsHarvey Moon, Museum Boy (HarperCollins, 2008)
Floyd Cooper (Ill.)Becoming Billie Holiday ( Wordsong, 2008 ); Willie and the All-Stars (Philomel, 2008)
Virginia Hamilton
Joyce HansenAfrican Princess: The Amazing Lives of Africa’s Royal Women (Hyperion, 2004)
Vaunda Micheaux Nelson – Juneteenth (Millbrook Press, 2005)
London Ladd (Ill.)March On!: The Day My Brother Martin Changed The World (Scholastic, 2008)
Lesa Cline-RansomeHelen Keller: The World in Her Heart (HarperCollins, 2008)
Cornelius Van Wright (Ill.) – Princess Grace (Dial, 2008)

Philana Marie BolesLittle Divas (Amistad, 2006)
Derrick Barnes Ruby and the Booker Boys #4: Ruby Flips for Attention (Scholastic, 2009)
Brenda WoodsMy Name is Sally Little Song (Putnam, 2006)
Marilyn NelsonFreedom Business: Including a Narrative of the Life & Adventures of Venture (Front Street, 2008)
Andrea Davis PinkneyBoycott Blues: How Rosa Parks Inspired a Nation (Amistad, 2008)
Evelyn ColemanFreedom Train (Margaret K. McElderry, 2008)
Shelia P. MosesJoseph (Margaret K. McElderry, 2008)
Monalisa DeGrossDonovan’s Double Trouble (Amistad, 2007)

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