The 44th Annual Coretta Scott King Awards for children’s literature were held Monday at the American Library Association Midwinter Meeting in Seattle. “Hand in Hand: Ten Black Men Who Changed America” by Andrea Pinkney and Brian Pinkney won the Author Award.
Bryan Collier received the Illustration Award for the cover art of the Langston Hughes poem “I, Too, Am America.” Other books honored included “No Crystal Stair,” by Vaunda Micheaux Nelson and “Ellen’s Broom” by Kelly Starling Lyons and Daniel Minter.
The Coretta Scott King Awards are given annually to African-American authors and illustrators of outstanding young adult and children books about the black experience. For a full list of the 2013 winners, click here.
article by Lori Lakin Hutcherson