Wednesday, February 17, 2010

Coretta Scott King Awards

Bad News for Outlaws: The Remarkable Life of Bass Reeves, Deputy U.S. Marshal, written by Vaunda Micheaux Nelson, is the Coretta Scott King Author Book winner for 2010. 

My People, illustrated by Charles R. Smith Jr., is the King Illustrator Book winner. The book was written by Langston Hughes.

These two join others of this award on your library shelves.   You can look at a full list here.

  The Coretta Scott King Awards are presented annually by the American Library Association to honor African-American authors and illustrators who create outstanding books for children and young adults. Initially, the award was established in 1969 to recognize authors and then was expanded to include a separate award for illustrators in 1979. These awards are given to commemorate the life and work of the late Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., and to honor Mrs. Coretta Scott King for her continuing efforts in working for peace and civil rights issues.