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Title:
The Coretta Scott King Awards, 1970-2004
Author:
Smith, Henrietta M.
Edition:
Third edition.
Publication Information:
Chicago : American Library Association, [2004]

©2004
Physical Description:
xi, 163 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 28 cm
General Note:
Includes index.
Language:
English
Added Author:
ISBN:
9780838935408
Format :
Book

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Summary

During a conference in 1969, two librarians, Glyndon Flynt Greer and Mabel McKissick, happened to meet at the booth of publisher John Carroll. The trio observed that no African-American author or illustrator had ever been honored by the prestigious Newbery and Caldecott Awards. It was decided that a special award should be developed to bring attention to the fine work produced in books for children and young people - work created by African-American authors and illustrators. In 1970, the first of these awards - The Coretta Scott King Award - was presented to author Lillie Patterson at the New Jersey Library Association meeting. Since then, this award has paid tribute to the best of the best African-American authors and illustrators of books for children and young adults. Dedicated to the memory of children's book author Virginia Hamilton, The Coretta Scott King Awards: 1970-2004 celebrates 35 years of African-American contributions to children's literature. This unique volume not only celebrates the award and the African-American community, but is a valuable selection tool and a teaching resource, both in schools for children and in library science programs. This new edition featur