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Eloise Greenfield is the author of more than forty books for children. She writes picture books, poetry, fiction and biography for children of all ages and has received many awards, including the Award for Excellence in Poetry for Children (National Council of Teachers of English). Her work is used by Columbia University's Teachers College to teach the writing of poetry. Ms. Greenfield lives in Washington, DC and has a son and a daughter and four grandchildren.

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BOOKS

The Great Migration, Journey to the North
Amistad, 2010
Awards & Honors:
Nominated for an NAACP Image Award
Starred Review in Booklist

Paul Robeson (updated edition)
Lee & Low Books, 2009
Illustrated by George Ford
Original edition, 1975
Awards & Honors:
Coretta Scott King Author Award Honor
Jane Addams Children's Book Award

The Friendly Four
HarperCollins/Amistad, 2006
Illustrated by Jan Spivey Gilchrist
Awards & Honors:
CCBC Choices for 2007 &
Atlanta's Parents' Must-Read Books

When the Horses Ride By: Children in the Times of War
Lee & Low Books, 2006
Illustrated by Jan Spivey Gilchrist
Awards & Honors:
CCBC Choices for 2007
Honorable Mention for the Gustavus Myers Outstanding Book Awards

Me and Neesie (reissue)
HarperCollins/Amistad, 2005
Illustrated by Jan Spivey Gilchrist
Original edition, 1975
Illustrated by Moneta Barnett
Awards & Honors:
The Horn Book “As Good As Gold” list
ALA Notable Book
Reading Rainbow Selection

In the Land of Words: New and Selected Poems
HarperCollins/Amistad, 2004
Illustrated by Jan Spivey Gilchrist
Awards & Honors:
NCTE Notable Book in the Language Arts
One of Essence Magazine’s Best Children’s Books of the Year

How They Got Over: African Americans and the Call of the Sea
HarperCollins/Amistad, 2003
Illustrated by Jan Spivey Gilchrist
Awards & Honors:
One of the best children’s books of the year, Children’s Book Committee, Bank Street College of Education

Honey, I Love (picture book)
HarperCollins/Amistad, 2003
Illustrated by Jan Spivey Gilchrist

Water, Water
HarperCollins, 1999
Illustrated by Jan Spivey Gilchrist

For the Love of the Game: Michael Jordan and Me
HarperCollins, 1997
Illustrated by Jan Spivey Gilchrist
Awards & Honors:
Nominee, Young Hoosier Award
American Bookseller Pick of the List

Rosa Parks (new edition)
HarperCollins, 1995
Illustrated by Gil Ashby
Original edition, 1973
Illustrated by Eric Marlow
Awards & Honors:
Carter G. Woodson Award (NCSS)
Notable Children’s Trade Book in the Social Studies NCSS/CBC

Koya DeLaney and the Good Girl Blues
Scholastic, 1992
Awards & Honors:
Cooperative Children’s Book Center Choice Book

Night on Neighborhood Street
Dial Books for Children, 1991
Illustrated by Jan Spivey Gilchrist
Awards & Honors:
Coretta Scott King Honor Book
Horn Book Fanfare
NCTE Notable Children’s Trade Book
ALA Notable Book
Books for Children List, Children’s Literature Center, Library of Congress
Boston Globe Multicultural Top Choices
Cooperative Children’s Book Center Choice Book
Nominee, Sequoyah Award, Oklahoma Library Association
Reading Rainbow selection

Under the Sunday Tree
HarperCollins, 1988
Art by Amos Ferguson
Awards & Honors:
ALA Notable Book
Cooperative Children’s Book Center Choice Book

Grandpa’s Face
Philomel, 1988
Illustrated by Floyd Cooper
Awards & Honors:
ALA Notable Book
Cooperative Children’s Book Center Choice Book
Notable Trade Book in Social Studies
Nominee, Georgia Children’s Picture Storybook Award
Storytime television show selection

Daydreamers
HarperCollins/Amistad, 2003
Illustrated by Jan Spivey Gilchrist

Daydreamers
Dial Books, 1981
Illustrated by Tom Feelings
Awards & Honors:
Reading Rainbow Selection
ALA Notable Book
Library of Congress Best Children's Books list

Grandmama’s Joy
Penguin, 1980
Illustrated by Carole Byard
Awards & Honors:
Reading Rainbow selection
Recommended Children’s Books, New York Public Library

Childtimes: A Three-Generation Memoir, co-authored by Lessie Jones Little
HarperCollins, 1979
Illustrated by Jerry Pinkney
Awards & Honors:
Boston Globe-Horn Book Honor Book
Coretta Scott King Honor Book
Outstanding Merit Book, NCSS
Notable Children’s Trade Book in Social Studies, NCSS/CBC
Library of Congress Best Children’s Books
Books for the Teen Age, New York Public Library
Recommended Christmas Gifts, New York Public Library
The Human Family List, National Council of Christians and Jews
School Library Journal starred review

Honey, I Love and Other Love Poems
HarperCollins, 1978
Illustrations by Diane and Leo Dillon
Awards & Honors:
Recognition of Merit Award, George G. Stone Center
ALA Notable Book
Books for Brotherhood list
Reading Rainbow selection
Distinguished Books List, Association of Children’s Librarians
Nominee, William Allen White Award
Nominee, Garden State Award
Favorite Paperbacks List, IRA/CBC

Talk About a Family
HarperCollins, 1978
Illustrations by James Calvin
Awards & Honors:
Junior Literary Guild Selection

Africa Dream
HarperCollins, 1977
Illustrated by Carole Byard
Awards & Honors:
Coretta Scott King Award

Mary McLeod Bethune
HarperCollins, 1977
Illustrated by Jerry Pinkney
Awards & Honors:
Coretta Scott King Honor Book
Classroom Choice, IRA/CBC

She Come Bringing Me That Little Baby Girl
HarperCollins, 1974
Illustrated by John Steptoe
Awards & Honors:
Irma Simonton Black Award
Boston Globe-Horn Book Honor Book
IRA/CBC Children’s Choices
ALA Notables List 1971-1975

Sister
HarperCollins, 1974
Illustrated by Moneta Barnett
Awards & Honors:
New York Times Outstanding Book

AWARDS FOR THE BODY OF WORK:
2006 Roberta Long Medal for Distinguished Contributions to Literature Celebrating the Cultural Diversity of Children, University of Alabama at Birmingham

2005 Award of Excellence, Washington, D. C. branch of the National Writing Project

2004 Milner Award (favorite author of the children of Atlanta and Fulton County, Georgia

2003 North Star Lifetime Achievement Award, Hurston/Wright Foundation

1999 Induction into the National Literary Hall of Fame for Writers of African Descent

1998 Hope S. Dean Award, Foundation for Children’s Literature

1997 Award for Excellence in Poetry for Children, NCTE

1997 Humanist of the Year Award, Washington, DC Humanities Council

1996 Association for Childhood Education International

1993 Lifetime Achievement Award, Moonstone, Inc., Philadelphia, Pa.

1993 Children’s Literature and Social Responsibility Award, Boston Educators for Social Responsibility

1992 Honorary Doctor of Education degree, Wheelock College, Boston, MA

1983 Washington, D.C. Mayor’s Art Award in Literature

1981 National Black Child Development Institute

Awards from Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Norfolk, Virginia; Prince Georges County, Maryland; and Washington, D. C. alumnae chapters


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