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Call-An-Award Winning Story


Call-an-Award Winning Story

Award season is in the air – fine arts, fine films, and fine books! Children’s book awards such as the Coretta Scott King, Newbery, and Caldecott will be awarded at the end of January 2020.

Listen this month to hear staff and volunteers from Indiana Black Expo read some of the best children’s books on The Indianapolis Public Library’s 24-hour Call-a-Story telephone line beginning January 6, 2020. Call (317) 275-4444 or (877) 275-9007. #indyplkids IndyPL_CarrieW

The Day You Begin

Woodson, Jacqueline

Beginning January 6, read by Ashuan Miller - Other students laugh when Rigoberto, an immigrant from Venezuela, introduces himself but later, he meets Angelina and discovers that he is not the only one who feels like an outsider. Illustrated by Rafael López

The Undefeated

Alexander, Kwame

Beginning January 13 read by Jennifer Darby - A love letter to black life in the United States, this illustrated poem "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." Illustrated by Kadir Nelson


McClintock, Barbara

Beginning January 21, read by Ta'Aliyah Pinner - Follows a young girl's imaginary journey as she zooms in a race car past fields and forests to faraway lands before returning home to her own safe bed.