I found a great site featuring Coretta Scott King Award winning books at TeachingBooks.net.
The site presents all the winning and honor books with presentations from the authors and illustrators.
Hear illustrator Sean Qualls talk about how he illustrated BEFORE JOHN WAS A JAZZ GIANT
by Carole Boston Weatherford. (2009 Illustrator Honor book)
What a great way to connect with the creative talents who made these books happen!
What a great way to celebrate Black History Month.
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!
I had the great opportunity yesterday to see illustrator, Floyd Cooper, in action at the Missouri SCBWI conference in St. Charles. The award winning illustrator demonstrated his unique style of erasing–using a kneaded eraser to create the underpainting for his works of art. Somehow Mr. Cooper was able to create a quick portrait for us as he talked, the microphone in one hand and the eraser in the other, as he worked with the paper virtually upside down to his perspective. It was amazing, but then he is a Coretta Scott King Award winning illustrator.
He is the illustrator for MEET DANITRA BROWN
by Nikki Grimes
, whom I met a couple years ago at a writers’ workshop. What an incredible combination of words and art!