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Coretta Scott King Book Awards

Author and Illustrator Awards

Given to African American authors and illustrator for outstanding inspirational and educational contributions, the Coretta Scott King Book Award titles promote understanding and appreciation of the culture of all peoples and their contribution to the realization of the American dream.

The award is designed to commemorate the life and works of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. and to honor Mrs. Coretta Scott King for her courage and determination to continue the work for peace and world brotherhood. 2007 winners | More about the Coretta Scott King Book Awards

John Steptoe Awards for New Talent

These books affirm new talent and offer visibility to excellence in writing or illustration at the beginning of a career as a published book creator. 2007 winners | More about the John Steptoe Award

Review Books Donation Grant

Do you need books for an after-school program, family literacy project, or homeless shelter? Do you operate a small underfunded school or public library? Find out how you can receive a number of books through the Book Grant. | 2007 winners


2007 Coretta Scott King Book Award Recipients

Author Award

Copper Sun

Sharon Draper

Copper Sun
published by Simon & Schuster/Atheneum Books for Young Readers

Illustrator Award

Moses: When Harriet Tubman Led Her People to  Freedom

Kadir Nelson

Moses: When Harriet Tubman Led Her People to Freedom
written by Carole Boston Weatherford, published by Jump at the Sun/Hyperion Books for Children

John Steptoe New Talent Award - Author

Standing Against the  Wind

Traci L. Jones

Standing Against the Wind
published by Farrar, Straus and Giroux

Coretta Scott King Award Honor Books -Author

The Road to Paris

Nikki Grimes

The Road to Paris
published by G.P. Putnum’s Sons, a division of Penguin Young Readers Group

Coretta Scott King Award Honor Books -Illustrator

Jazz

Christopher Myers

Jazz
written by Walter Dean Myers, published by Holiday House, Inc.

Poetry for Young People: Langston Hughes

Benny Andrews

Poetry for Young People: Langston Hughes
edited by David Roessel and Arnold Rampersad, published by Sterling Publishing Co., Inc.


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The CSK Book Awards Artwork on Exhibit at Chicago's Art Institute

The Art Institute of Chicago's exhibit features multiple works, lent by selected illustrator winnters of the Coretta Scott King Award. The works by Bryan Collier, Jerry Pinkney, Ashley Bryan, Kadir Nelson, B. Gregory Christie, Colin Boatman, and E.B. Lewis, are grand, in two galleries, and in the direct walkway of probably 100,000 visitors before it closes August 7, 2006. Each set of illustrations includes the book itself on a low table for children to see the transfer from canvas to book. It is a breath-taking opportunity to see King illustrators' work so elegantly shared with children. Find more information at www.artic.edu/aic/exhibitions/family.html.



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