Coretta Scott King Book Awards Round Table to launch Ashley Bryan Video Tribute

For Immediate Release
Thu, 09/08/2022


Kevin Strowder


Office for Diversity, Literacy and Outreach Services

CHICAGO - The Coretta Scott King Book Awards Round Table will launch the Ashley Bryan Video Tribute on Sept. 15 from 5-7 p.m. Central Standard Time on Zoom. 

The virtual event will provide deep insight on the life of CSK award-winning author and illustrator Ashley Bryan.

Attendees can view video tributes from authors and illustrators including Jason Reynolds, Daniel Minter, Nikki Giovanni, Kwame Alexander, Jan Spivey Gilchrist, and Bryan himself. The video tributes will be followed by a discussion and Q&A session.

Registration for the event is free:       

The CSKBART Archives & History Committee is the organizer of the event. Members of the committee include:

Barbara Jones Clark, Chair; Retired Library Department Head, Birmingham Public Schools, Birmingham, MI

Doris Gebel, Secretary; Lecturer, Rutgers University SC&I 

Sam Bloom, Programming Librarian, Kenton County Public Library, Covington, KY

Chrystal Carr Jeter, Retired Children's Literature Specialist, Willoughby Hills, OH

Rita Auerbach , Retired, Port Washington (NY) Public Schools

Dr. Marguerite Worth Penick, Professor of Educational Leadership and Policy,

University of Wisconsin, College of Education and Human Services

Laura Simeon, Young Readers’ Editor, Kirkus Reviews

Idella Washington, Retired School Library Media Specialist; working at West Jefferson High School, Jefferson Parish Public Schools