Rita Williams-Garcia, Bryan Collier win 2011 Coretta Scott King Book Awards
For Immediate Release
Communications and Marketing Office
ALA Media Relations
SAN DIEGO – Rita Williams-Garcia, author of “One Crazy Summer,”and Bryan Collier, illustrator of “Dave the Potter: Artist, Poet, Slave,” are the winners of the 2011 Coretta Scott King Book Awards honoring African American authors and illustrators of outstanding books for children and young adults. Victoria Bond and T. R. Simon, authors of “Zora and Me,” and Sonia Lynn Sadler, illustrator of “Seeds of Change,” are the Coretta Scott King/John Steptoe New Talent Award winners. The awards were announced today at the American Library Association (ALA) Midwinter Meeting, held January 7 – 11 in San Diego, and will be presented in New Orleans at the ALA Annual Conference in June.