Celebrating the 40th anniversary of the Coretta Scott King Award

Contact: Jill Davis

ALA Editions

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For Immediate Release

July 29, 2009

ALA Editions, the publishing imprint of the American Library Association, is releasing “
The Coretta Scott King Awards, 1970-2009,” the fourth edition of the guidebook, edited by Henrietta M. Smith with the
Office for Literacy and Outreach Services. This 40th Anniversary volume gathers together the best of the best in African American children's literature with

• Comprehensive coverage of the award-winning books

• Biographical profiles that introduce the creative artists and illustrators

• Color plates that give a vital sense of the story and art

• A new subject index ideal for curriculum planning

Smith is professor emerita with the School of Library and Information Science, University of South Florida, Tampa, and her service to ALA includes membership on the Newbery, Caldecott, Batchelder, Carnegie and Notable Film committees and chairing the Wilder Award Committee. Smith edited the three previous editions of The Coretta Scott King Awards.

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