Coretta Scott King Award
The Coretta Scott King Book Awards are
given annually to outstanding African American authors and illustrators
of books for children and young adults that demonstrate an appreciation
of Africany American
culture and universal human values. The award commemorates the life
and work of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., and honors his wife, Mrs.
Coretta Scott King, for her courage and determination to continue the
work for peace and world brotherhood.
2014 Author Award Winner
Rita Williams-Garcia, In
this spirited stand-alone sequel to “One Crazy Summer,” the Gaither
sisters return to Brooklyn after a summer spent with their mother in
Oakland, California. Delphine, Vonetta and Fern thrive in the tumultuous
era of the late 1960s, but Delphine is tasked by her mother to, “P.S.
2014 Illustrator Award Winner
Bryan Collier, illustrator
of “Knock knock: my dad’s dream for me” illustrated by Bryan Collier.
In “Knock knock: my dad’s dream for me,” Bryan Collier brings to life
Daniel Beaty’s powerful narrative of a son’s longing for his absent
father. With his distinctive watercolor and collage technique, Collier
captures the nuances of the urban setting and the son’s journey to
The 2013 Author Award
Hand in Hand
by: Andrea Davis Pinkney
IN HAND presents the stories of ten men from different eras in American
history, organized chronologically to provide a scope from slavery to
the modern day. The stories are accessible, fully-drawn narratives
offering the subjects' childhood influences, the time and place in which
they lived, their accomplishments and motivations, and the legacies
they left for future generations as links in the "freedom chain."
2013 Illustrator Winner is...
I Too, Am America
by: Bryan Collier
Too, Am America blends the poetic wisdom of Langston Hughes with
visionary illustrations from Bryan Collier in this inspirational picture
book that carries the promise of equality.