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The Coretta Scott King awards book, 1970-1999
Smith, Henrietta M.
Publication Information:
Chicago : American Library Association, 1999.
Physical Description:
xii, 135 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of color plates : illustrations (some color) ; 28 cm
General Note:
"Coretta Scott King Task Force, Social Responsibilities Round Table."

Includes index.
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PS508.N3 C58377 1999 Adult Non-Fiction Black History Non-Circ

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A celebration of 30 years' African-American contributions to children's literature. Photographs and biographies of winning authors and illustrators, colour illustrations from honoured books and interviews with artists and authors provide a wealth of information.

Reviews 2

Booklist Review

This updated version of the 1994 Coretta Scott King Awards Book is a handsome companion volume with the same clear design and readable format. Both a reference source and an introduction to the best in African American children's books, it begins with lively discussions of the 1994^-99 award winners and honor books and then goes back, year by year, to 1969, including all the entries in the first book. There are new interviews, with artist Jerry Pinkney and with author Walter Dean Myers. The 19 gorgeously reproduced, full-color plates are all from the recent illustrator awards. As in the first book, the text is broken up with quotes from the winning titles, and the book ends with photos and biographies of the authors and artists. An essential resource. --Hazel Rochman

Library Journal Review

Started in 1969 by two school librarians and first awarded in 1970, the Coretta Scott King Awards have for 30 years celebrated the best in African American children's literature. School librarians, collection development librarians, and MLS students will appreciate this annotated guide to the winning and honor books. Also included are color illustrations from recent winners, biographies of African American writers and illustrators, and interviews with author Walter Dean Myers and artist Jerry Pinckney.ÄWWW (c) Copyright 2010. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.