The Coretta Scott King Award

Posted on April 27 2016

April 27 is Coretta Scott King's birthday. The Coretta Scott King Book Awards are given annually to outstanding African American authors and illustrators of books for children and young adults that demonstrate an appreciation of African American culture and universal human values. The award commemorates the life and work of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., and honors his wife, Mrs. Coretta Scott King, for her courage and determination to continue the work for peace and world brotherhood. 

Author Winner is Rita Williams-Garcia, author of Gone Crazy in Alabama

Illustrator Winner is Bryan Collier, illustrator of Trombone Shorty

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