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About Evelyn Coleman              

See Actors James Earl Jones and Amber Rose Tamblyn reading two of my books.


Coleman has written many award winning children’s books. She is also an adult thriller writer and a past President of Mystery Writers of America, SE. She is a member of Society of Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators, Thriller Writers, Inc. and several other writing organizations.

Her Honors Include:

Freedom Train selected for Georgia's Inauguaral List of 25 Books Every Young Georgian Should Read!

· An Edgar Nomination for Best Juvenile Mystery

· Distinctive Children’s Literature Award, Black & Latino National Teachers of English

· 38th Georgia Author of the Year, Children/Adult Literature

· 2002 King Baudouin/Belgium Cultural Exchange Fellow

· Atlanta’s Mayor’s Fellowship

· North Carolina Arts Council’s Fellowship

· AmiGals’ Award for Excellence in Literature

· Dekalb Public Library Trailblazer Award


Her Books & Film Awards:


· Bronze Award, Worldfest, Houston Film Festival

· Moonbeam Children’s Book Award


· Smithsonian Most Notable Book Honor

· Carter G. Woodson Honor Book

· Young Hoosier Award

· Parent’s Choice Honor Book

· Texas Blue Bonnet Lists

· Publisher’s Weekly Cuffie Award

· Notable Children’s Trade Books in the Field of Social Studies

· Stepping Stones Honor Book

· Children’s Crown Award

Contact Information


Evelyn Coleman  (404) 627-8847

Atlanta, GA