Rita Williams-Garcia

About Rita Williams-Garcia

Rita Williams-Garcia is the winner of the 2014 Coretta Scott King Author Award for P.S. Be Eleven, published by Amistad, an imprint of HarperCollins Children’s Books.

Rita Williams-Garcia’s 2014 CSK Author Award Acceptance

p.s. be eleven

Good morning, family. I am honored to stand before you all: Coretta Scott King Book Awards Committee Chair Kim Patton and the committee; most distinguished fellow honorees; and all of us joined through our love of books, tolerance, and peace. A certain type of ignorance is truly bliss. I’d been writing for young people over […]

One Crazy Road to Here: CSK Author Award Acceptance

My mother, Miss Essie, used to tell my sister, my brother, and me, “Eat every bit of food on your plate today, because you don’t know what tomorrow will bring.” Like many Americans, my siblings and 
I have an eye on the future, and we keep pushing although we’reuncertain about tomorrow. We might not know […]