Author & Illustrator

Kadir Nelson

Biography

Kadir Nelson is an acclaimed artist and the illustrator of several New York Times bestselling picture books, including his authorial debut We Are the Ship: The Story of Negro League Baseball, which won a Coretta Scott King Award and a Sibert Medal. Kadir has received three additional Coretta Scott King Awards and five Coretta Scott King honors. He has also received two Caldecott Honors, for Henry’s Freedom Box: A True Story from the Underground Railroad and Moses: When Harriet Tubman Led Her People to Freedom, and has twice received the NAACP Image Award for Outstanding Literary Work.

Black Heroes of the Wild West
The Undefeated
Blue Sky White Stars
Abe's Honest Words
If You Plant a Seed
Baby Bear
Heart and Soul: The Story of America and African Americans
Nelson Mandela
I Have a Dream
A Nation's Hope: The Story of Boxing Legend Joe Louis
Testing the Ice: A True Story about Jackie Robinson

Most Popular Kadir Nelson Books

    picture • 40 Pages
    Henry's Freedom Box: A True Story from the Underground Railroad
    Ellen Levine, Kadir Nelson
    board • 32 Pages
    Please, Baby, Please
    Kadir Nelson
    picture • 40 Pages
    The Undefeated
    Kadir Nelson, Kwame Alexander
    picture • 32 Pages
    Salt in His Shoes: Michael Jordan in Pursuit of a Dream
    Deloris Jordan, Roslyn M. Jordan, Kadir Nelson
    picture • 32 Pages
    I Have a Dream
    Kadir Nelson
    chapter • 112 Pages
    Heart and Soul: The Story of America and African Americans
    Kadir Nelson

Book Stats

6
Authored
22
Illustrated
12
Collaborators

All Kadir Nelson Books

chapter • 60 Pages
Series
Graphic Nov.
Hardcover
$16.95$15.76
picture • 40 Pages
The Undefeated
5.5
Hardcover
$17.99$16.73
picture • 40 Pages
Blue Sky White Stars
5.4
Hardcover
$17.99$16.73
picture • 48 Pages
Abe's Honest Words
7.0
Paperback
$8.99$8.36
picture • 32 Pages
If You Plant a Seed
4.9
Hardcover
$18.99$17.66
picture • 1 Pages
Baby Bear
Hardcover
$17.99$16.73
chapter • 112 Pages
Heart and Soul: The Story of America and African Americans
Physical book
$9.99$9.29
picture • 40 Pages
Nelson Mandela
4.0
Hardcover
$17.99$16.73
picture • 32 Pages
I Have a Dream
6.1
Hardcover
$18.99$17.66
picture • 40 Pages
A Nation's Hope: The Story of Boxing Legend Joe Louis
Physical book
$17.99$16.73
picture • 40 Pages
Testing the Ice: A True Story about Jackie Robinson
Hardcover
$18.99$17.66
picture • 96 Pages
We Are the Ship: The Story of Negro League Baseball
Physical book
$19.99$18.59
board • 32 Pages
Please, Baby, Please
4.0
Board book
$8.99$8.36
picture • 32 Pages
Michael's Golden Rules
Hardcover
$18.99$17.66
picture • 40 Pages
Henry's Freedom Box: A True Story from the Underground Railroad
Hardcover
$17.99$16.73
picture • 48 Pages
Moses: When Harriet Tubman Led Her People to Freedom
Hardcover
$15.99$14.87
picture • 32 Pages
He's Got the Whole World in His Hands
Hardcover
$17.99$16.73
picture • 68 Pages
The Real Slam Dunk
Hardcover
$15.99$14.87
picture • 32 Pages
Just the Two of Us
Paperback
$6.99$6.50
picture • 40 Pages
Ellington Was Not a Street
Hardcover
$19.99$18.59
picture • 32 Pages
Dancing in the Wings
4.8
Hardcover
$17.99$16.73
picture • 32 Pages
Salt in His Shoes: Michael Jordan in Pursuit of a Dream
4.8
Paperback
$8.99$8.36

Collaborators

Ellen Levine
Kwame Alexander
Deloris Jordan
Roslyn M. Jordan
Carole Boston Weatherford
Debbie Allen
Sarvinder Naberhaus
James Otis Smith
Doreen Rappaport
Sharon Robinson
Ntozake Shange
Matt De La Peña

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