Fifty years after the publication of 'The Snowy Day' with its young African American protagonist, there's still a surprising lack of diversity in children's books.
The prolific author says he hopes to convey to students that reading is a necessity, not an option.
A heartwarming story about inner-city kids who bond with a band of forgotten race horses.
The Coretta Scott King Book Awards recognize African American authors and illustrators of outstanding books for children and young adults. The following titles are aptly crafted to shed light on real issues even as they engage young literary minds.