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Deborah Taylor

About Deborah Taylor

Deborah Taylor is coordinator of school and student services for the Enoch Pratt Free Library in Baltimore. A past president of YALSA, she chaired the 2015 Sibert committee and has served on many other ALA committees. She is the 2015 recipient of the CSK–Virginia Hamilton Award for Lifetime Achievement.

Profile of 2016 CSK Author Award winner Rita Williams-Garcia

Whenever I think of Rita Williams-Garcia, it is not long before the memory rises of a teen mother asking Rita a question at a school visit coordinated by my library, Enoch Pratt Free Library in Baltimore. The young women at the school had read Rita’s seminal novel Like Sisters on the Homefront in preparation for […]

My Pen

There are few things more exciting than a picture-book artist creating in an unexpected style. Christopher Myers, winner of the 2015 Coretta Scott King Book Award for his illustrations for Firebird, written by Misty Copeland, provides a fanciful exploration of creativity with pen and ink drawings in My Pen. The intrigue begins on the book […]

Coretta Scott King Awards 2015

Some of the most eagerly awaited announcements during the ALA Youth Media Awards press conference are the Coretta Scott King Awards. This year, with all the discussion about diversity, anticipation was high about what would captivate the CSK jury. Would previously decorated authors and illustrators receive additional accolades to gild already outstanding bodies of work? […]