2014 Coretta Scott King Award winners

Reviews of the Coretta Scott King Author Book Award winners: Winner: P.S. Be Eleven; Three Honor Books: March: Book One, Darius & Twig, Words with Wings.

Reviews of the Coretta Scott King Illustrator Book Award winners: Winner: Knock Knock: My Dad’s Dream for Me; Honor Book: Nelson Mandela.

Coretta Scott King/John Steptoe New Talent Award: When the Beat Was Born: DJ Kool Herc and the Creation of Hip Hop, illustrated by Theodore Taylor III (Roaring Brook).

Coretta Scott King – Virginia Hamilton Award for Lifetime Achievement (from the ALA press release):

“Authors Patricia and Researcher Fredrick McKissack are the winners of the Coretta Scott King – Virginia Hamilton Award for Lifetime Achievement. The award is presented in even years to an African American author, illustrator or author/illustrator for a body of his or her published books for children and/or young adults, and who has made a significant and lasting literary contribution.

Patricia McKissack and her late husband Fredrick McKissack, both natives of Tennessee, began their writing and research partnership in the 1980’s.Their subject matter from family-based folklore to nonfiction titles, are scholarly researched and written with accurate, authentic text, creating a cultural transmission of history. Their immense range of topics are informative, readable and enjoyable, covering accounts from slavery days to biographical studies of noted men and women in African American history past and present.”

 

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