The Coretta Scott King Awards: 50th Anniversary

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Marking the 50th anniversary of the Coretta Scott King (CSK) Book Awards, this invaluable guide celebrates the legacy of these prestigious honors, which have enlarged the prominence of literature for children and youth about the Black experience. Spotlighting the work of the author and illustrator winners and honorees since the awards’ inception, this unique resource is an excellent tool for collection development, readers' advisory, and classroom use. More than just a bibliography, this book includes

  • a history of the origin, development, and evolution of the Coretta Scott King (CSK) Book Awards;
  • coverage of the Coretta Scott King-Virginia Hamilton Practitioner Lifetime Achievement Award and the Coretta Scott King-John Steptoe Award for New Talent;
  • excerpts and color plates from many of the titles; and
  • a complete listing of the 1970-2019 Award and Honor Books as well as a subject index, ideal for curriculum planning.

Educators, librarians, and others who work with children will find this one of-a-kind guide essential.

Published: 2019
Publisher: ALA Editions
Pages: 248
Sku: 9780838918692

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