Coretta Scott King Award Winners For 2011

Posted on January 11th, 2011 by Carolyn Hart in Children's Books that Celebrate Diversity and Tolerance

Yesterday the American Library Association announced the top books, video and audiobooks for children and young adults – including the Caldecott, Coretta Scott King, Newbery and Printz awards for 2011. Following on yesterday’s post of the Caldecott and Newbery award winners, the 2011 Coretta Scott King award winners are as follows:

Coretta Scott King (Author) Book Award recognizing an African American author of outstanding books for children and young adults –

One Crazy Summer, a Coretta Scott King Award Winner For 2011One Crazy Summer written by Rita Williams-Garcia is the 2011 King Author Book winner. The book is published by Amistad, an imprint of HarperCollins Publishers.

One Crazy Summer at Amazon.com

One Crazy Summer at Amazon.ca

Three King Author Honor Books were also selected: Lockdown, by Walter Dean Myers and published by Amistad, an imprint of HarperCollins Publishers; Ninth Ward, by Jewell Parker Rhodes and published by Little, Brown and Company, a division of Hachette Book Group, Inc.; and Yummy: The Last Days of a Southside Shorty, written by G. Neri, illustrated by Randy DuBurke and published by Lee & Low Books Inc.

Coretta Scott King (Illustrator) Book Award recognizing an African American illustrator of outstanding books for children and young adults –

Coretta Scott King Award Winners For 2011 including Dave the Potter: Artist, Poet, SlaveDave the Potter: Artist, Poet, Slave, illustrated by Bryan Collier, is the 2011 King Illustrator Book winner. The book was written by Laban Carrick Hill and published by Little, Brown and Company, a division of Hachette Book Group, Inc.

Dave the Potter: Artist, Poet, Slave at Amazon.com

Dave the Potter: Artist, Poet, Slave at Amazon.ca

One King Illustrator Honor Book was selected: Jimi Sounds Like a Rainbow: A Story of the Young Jimi Hendrix, illustrated by Javaka Steptoe, written by Gary Golio and published by Clarion Books, an imprint of Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company.

Coretta Scott King/John Steptoe New Talent (Author) Award –

Zora and Me, Coretta Scott King/John Steptoe New Talent (Author) Award Zora and Me, written by Victoria Bond and T. R. Simon, is the 2011 author winner. The book is published by Candlewick Press.

Zora and Me at Amazon.com

Zora and Me at Amazon.ca

Coretta Scott King/John Steptoe New Talent (Illustrator) Award –

Seeds of Change, Coretta Scott King/John Steptoe New Talent  (Illustrator) AwardSeeds of Change, illustrated by Sonia Lynn Sadler, is the 2011 illustrator winner. The book is written by Jen Cullerton Johnson and published by Lee & Low Books Inc.

Seeds of Change: Wangari’s Gift to the World at Amazon.com

Seeds of Change: Planting a Path to Peace at Amazon.ca

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