Coretta Scott King Book Awards
P.S. Be Eleven
In this spirited stand-alone sequel to “One Crazy Summer,” the Gaither sisters return to Brooklyn after a summer spent with their mother in Oakland, California. Delphine, Vonetta and Fern thrive in the tumultuous era of the late 1960s, but Delphine is tasked by her mother to, “P.S. Be Eleven.”
“With just the right touches of humor Williams-Garcia dances the reader through the 1960’s while highlighting the effects of music and politics on a modern family,” says Kim Patton, Coretta Scott King Book Award Jury Chair.
Rita Williams-Garcia, the author of the Newbery Honor–winning novel “One Crazy Summer,” also a winner of the Coretta Scott King Award, a National Book Award finalist and the Scott O'Dell Award for Historical Fiction. Residing in Jamaica, N.Y., she is on the faculty at the Vermont College of Fine Arts.
Darius & Twig
March: Book One
Words with Wings
Knock Knock: My Dad's Dream for Me
In “Knock knock: my dad’s dream for me,” Bryan Collier brings to life Daniel Beaty’s powerful narrative of a son’s longing for his absent father. With his distinctive watercolor and collage technique, Collier captures the nuances of the urban setting and the son’s journey to manhood.
“Collier takes his work to a new level of tenderness using potent symbolic images to depict the complexities of this father-son relationship,” says Kim Patton, Coretta Scott King Book Award Jury Chair.
Collier, the 2014 U.S. nominee for the Hans Christian Andersen Award, is a five-time winner of the Coretta Scott King Book Award. He lives with his family in Marlboro, N.Y. When not creating in his studio, he enjoys visiting classrooms and libraries to inspire a new generation of artists.