More Winners!

More children’s book awards have been announced. This is the 40th year of Coretta Scott King awards. These celebrate books written or illustrated by African Americans for children and are sponsored by the American Library Association.

Author Award Winner

Bad News for Outlaws: The Remarkable Life of Bass Reeves, Deputy U.S. Marshal by Vaunda Micheaux Nelson, is about an escaped slave who becomes a widely respected officer—wild west style.

Author Honor Book

Mare’s War by Tanita S. Davis, is about a teenager who serves in the segregated U.S. women’s army during WWII.

Illustrator Award Winner

My People illustrated by Charles R. Smith Jr., uses text from a poem by Langston Hughes. The pictures are beautiful photographs of children and families.

Illustrator Honor Book

The Negro Speaks of Rivers illustrated by E. B. also features a poem written by Langston Hughes.

- Miss Emily


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