Wednesday, February 1, 2012

Coretta Scott King Book Awards

Week of January 29, 2012—And the Winner Is
Wednesday, February 1, 2012—2012 Coretta Scott King Book Award Winners and Honor Books

Some of my favorite books on my shelves (and ones I use frequently with student writers) have golden Coretta Scott King seals on their covers. There’s Dave the Potter: Artist, Poet, Slave; We Are the Ship; Martin’s Big Words; and Down the Road.

The Coretta Scott King Book Awards recognize African American authors and illustrators of outstanding books for children and young adults.

Coretta Scott King Author Book Award


Heart and Soul: The Story of American and African Americans
Written and illustrated by Kadir Nelson
© 2011
Balzer + Bray, an imprint of HarperCollins Publishers

King Author Honor Books


The Great Migration: Journey to the North
Written by Eloise Greenfield
Illustrated by Jan Spivey Gilchrist
© 2011
Amistad, an imprint of HarperCollins Publishers


Never Forgotten
Written by Patricia C. McKissack
Illustrated by Leo and Diane Dillon
© 2011
Schwartz & Wade Books, an imprint of Random House Children’s BOoks

Coretta Scott King Illustrator Book Award


Underground: Finding the Light to Freedom
Written and illustrated by Shane W. Evans
© 2011
Neal Porter Book, published by Roaring Brook Press, a division of Holtzbrinck Publishing Holdings Limited Partnership

King Illustrator Honor Book


Heart and Soul: The Story of America and African Americans
Written and illustrated by Kadir Nelson
© 2011
Balzar + Bray, an imprint of HarperCollins Publishers

1 comment:

Christie Wright Wild said...

I'm reading Never Forgotten right now! And I LOVE Kadir Nelson!