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Kadir Nelson

Kadir Nelson

·4.28·48,098 Ratings
“ Every block of stone has a statue inside it and it is the task of the sculptor to discover it. ” ― Michelangelo
Authors' Books
  • Dancing in the Wings

    2000·
    ·4.35·859 Ratings
    Sassy worries that her too-large feet, too-long legs, and even her big mouth will keep her from her dream of becoming a star ballerina. So for now she's just dancing in the wings, watching from behind the curtain, and hoping that one day it will be her tu
  • He's Got the Whole World in His Hands

    2005·
    ·4.38·572 Ratings
    What began as a spiritual has developed into one of America's best-known songs, and now for the first time it appears as a picture book, masterfully created by award-winning artist Kadir Nelson.Through sublime landscapes and warm images of a boy and his f
  • Salt in His Shoes: Michael Jordan in Pursuit of a Dream

    2003·
    ·4.21·964 Ratings
    Michael Jordan. The mere mention of the name conjures up visions of basketball played at its absolute best. But as a child, Michael almost gave up on his hoop dreams, all because he feared he'd never grow tall enough to play the game that would one day m
  • Moses: When Harriet Tubman Led Her People to Freedom

    2006·
    ·4.34·4,987 Ratings
    This poetic book is a resounding tribute to Tubman's strength, humility, and devotion. With proper reverence, Weatherford and Nelson do justice to the woman who, long ago, earned over and over the name Moses.
  • Please, Puppy, Please

    2005·
    ·3.77·490 Ratings
    Away from the gate, puppy puppy, please, puppy. Oh wait, puppy, wait, please, please, please, please.... In page after page of tail-wagging fun, Academy Award-nominated filmmaker Spike Lee and his wife, Beacon Award-winning producer Tonya Lewis Lee, take
  • Henry's Freedom Box: A True Story from the Underground Railroad

    2007·
    ·4.48·12,738 Ratings
    A stirring, dramatic story of a slave who mails himself to freedom by a Jane Addams Peace Award-winning author and a Coretta Scott King Award-winning artist.Henry Brown doesn't know how old he is. Nobody keeps records of slaves' birthdays. All the time he
  • Please, Baby, Please

    2006·
    ·4.2·1,497 Ratings
    Go back to bed, baby please, baby, please. Not on your HEAD, baby baby baby, please! Academy-Award nominated filmmaker Spike Lee and his wife, producer Tonya Lewis Lee, preset a behind-the-scenes look at the chills, spills, and unequivocal thrills of brin
  • The Village that Vanished

    2004·
    ·4.1·143 Ratings
    Young Abikanile and all of the villagers of Yao feel safe hidden deep within the African jungle. But word has come that the slavers are on their way! Abikanile looks to her mother and her grandmother for strength and guidance. These two brave women come u
  • Ellington Was Not a Street

    2004·
    ·4.23·1,185 Ratings
    In a reflective tribute to the African-American community of old, noted poet Ntozake Shange recalls her childhood home and the close-knit group of innovators that often gathered there. These men of vision, brought to life in the majestic paintings of arti
  • Brothers of the Knight

    2001·
    ·4.18·144 Ratings
    Debbie Allen's contemporary retelling of the classic tale The Twelve Dancing Princesses with illustrations from Kadir Nelson! Reverend Knight can't understand why his twelve sons' sneakers are torn to threads each and every morning, and the boys aren't
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