Marilyn Nelson

Marilyn Nelson

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Augusta Savage: The Shape of a Sculptor's Life (a short story) was the most recently released book by Marilyn Nelson, on January 25th, 2022.

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Marilyn Nelson Stats: The most read book by Marilyn Nelson on Book Notification is A Wreath for Emmett Till, a Collection.

Below is a complete list of Marilyn Nelson books in publication and chronological order, broken down by series.

List of Children's Books in Publication Order

# ReadTitle Avg. Year Book Link
1
Triolets for Triolet
2001
2
Miss Crandall's School for Young Ladies & Little Misses of Color (With: Elizabeth Alexander)
2007
3
Pemba's Song: A Ghost Story (With: Tonya C. Hegamin)
Pemba's Song: A Ghost Story (With: Tonya C. Hegamin)
2008
4
Beautiful Ballerina
2009
5
Sweethearts of Rhythm
2009
6
The Baobab Room (With: Père Jacques de Foïard-Brown)
The Baobab Room (With: Père Jacques de Foïard-Brown)
2019
7
Lubaya's Quiet Roar
2020
8
Papa's Free Day Party
2021
9
Augusta Savage: The Shape of a Sculptor's Life
2022

List of Poetry Collections in Publication Order

# ReadTitle Avg. Year Book Link
1
Mama's Promises: Poems (With: Marilyn Nelson Waniek)
Mama's Promises: Poems (With: Marilyn Nelson Waniek)
1985
2
The Fields of Praise: New and Selected Poems
1997
3
Fortune's Bones: The Manumission Requiem (With: Pamela Espeland)
2004
4
A Wreath for Emmett Till (With: Philippe Lardy)
A Wreath for Emmett Till (With: Philippe Lardy)
2005
5
The Cachoeira Tales and Other Poems
2005
6
The Freedom Business
2006
7
Snook Alone (With: Timothy Basil Ering)
Snook Alone (With: Timothy Basil Ering)
2010
8
Ostrich and Lark (With: Artists of the Kuru Art Project in Botsw)
Ostrich and Lark (With: Artists of the Kuru Art Project in Botsw)
2012
9
Faster Than Light: New and Selected Poems, 1996-2011
2012
10
How I Discovered Poetry
2014
11
My Seneca Village
2015
12
American Ace
2016
13
The Meeting House
2016

List of Non-Fiction Books in Publication Order

List of Marilyn Nelson Anthologies in Publication Order

Marilyn Nelson: Biography

Marilyn Nelson is the author of the Marilyn Nelson Poetry Collections series which currently consists of 13 novels. The Marilyn Nelson Poetry Collections series started in 1985 with the novel Mama's Promises: Poems. The most recently released novel in the Marilyn Nelson Poetry Collections series was The Meeting House which was released in 2016. There are no upcoming novels for the Marilyn Nelson Poetry Collections series.

Marilyn Nelson has also written the Children's Books series which has 9 books including Triolets for Triolet and Miss Crandall's School for Young Ladies & Little Misses of Color.

Marilyn Nelson: Awards & Accolades

Nelson's books have won multiple awards, Carver: A Life in Poems won the John Newbery Medal Awards, Newbery Honor, in 2002. My Seneca Village won the Los Angeles Times Book Prize, Best Young Adult Literature, in 2015.

Marilyn Nelson books have also been nominated for multiple awards, Carver: A Life in Poems was nominated for the National Book Awards, Young People’s Literature, in 2001 as well as the Coretta Scott King Awards - Coretta Scott King Book Awards in 2002. Fortune's Bones: The Manumission Requiem was nominated for the Coretta Scott King Awards, Coretta Scott King Book Awards, in 2005. Augusta Savage: The Shape of a Sculptor's Life was nominated for the Coretta Scott King Awards, Coretta Scott King Book Awards, in 2023.

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Marilyn Nelson: F.A.Q

What book awards has Marilyn Nelson won?

Carver: A Life in Poems: John Newbery Medal Awards Newbery Honor (2002).
My Seneca Village: Los Angeles Times Book Prize Best Young Adult Literature (2015).

What was the first book Marilyn Nelson wrote?

The first novel written by Marilyn Nelson was Mama's Promises: Poems, published in 1985.

What was the most recent book Marilyn Nelson wrote?

Their most recently released work was Augusta Savage: The Shape of a Sculptor's Life (a short story) on January 25th, 2022.

Will there be any more books by Marilyn Nelson?

Marilyn Nelson does not have any upcoming books with a set publication date within the next few months at this time.

How many books has Marilyn Nelson written?

Marilyn Nelson has written 23 books. 9 books in the Children's Books, 13 books in the Poetry Collections, 1 book in the Non-Fiction Books.

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