Also announced at the ALA MidWinter Meeting in Boston on Monday were the winners of the Pura Belpre Awards, which “honor Latino authors and illustrators whose work best portrays, affirms, and celebrates the Latino cultural experience in children’s books.”
The Coretta Scott King Awards were presented this week for outstanding books for children and young adults created by African-American authors and illustrators.
The King Author Book honor selection is MARE’S WAR by Tanita S. Davis.
The King Illustrator award was given to MY PEOPLE, illustrated by Charles R. Smith, Jr. and written by Langston Hughes.
The honor book for the illustrator award is THE NEGRO SPEAKS OF RIVERS, illustrated by E. B. Lewis and also written by Langston Hughes.
Congratulations to all the winners!
The winners have just been announced and they are….TA DA!
More award-winning books tomorrow…
Congratulations to Nikki Grimes and Brian Collier for their picture book biography on our new President,
I had the wonderful opportunity to see the galley of this book last June while attending a writers’ workshop in Arkansas. Ms. Grimes visited one day and shared not only the book with us but also insights into how she writes poetry. It was a fantastic presentation.
To read more about Ms. Grimes poetry tips, visit my blog archives
When there are so many good children’s books out there, it’s always great to get some help in narrowing your reading list. Of course, I wish I had time to read all of them, but I know that’s impossible.
These books are chosen for their quality and creativity for children ages birth to 14 years. One on the list that I just finished reading is STINKY
by Eleanor Davis. This graphic novel for young readers pairs a monster boy and a human boy, and as it turns out, they have much in common. Fun illustrations and easy reading combine to make this selection a winner.
Be sure to check out more of the notable books on this list. And I’m always excited to hear about special books that you’ve discovered.
Some sunshine + A good book = Heaven.