Kadir Nelson

Longlist, 2019 National Book Awards

Kadir Nelson is a two-time Caldecott Honor recipient. Among his other awards are an NAACP Image Award, and the 2009 and 2014 Coretta Scott King Author Award.
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The Undefeated

ISBN 9781328780966 Versify, Houghton Mifflin Harcourt /

Originally performed for ESPN's The Undefeated, this poem is a love letter to black life in the United States. It highlights the unspeakable trauma of slavery, the faith and fire of the civil rights movement, and the grit, passion, and perseverance of some of the world's greatest heroes. More about this book >

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Kadir Nelson

Kadir Nelson is a two-time Caldecott Honor recipient. Among his other awards are an NAACP Image Award, and the 2009 and 2014 Coretta Scott King Author Award. His work has appeared in The New York TimesSports Illustrated, and The New Yorker. He lives in Los Angeles, California.

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