February 12, 2018 | strande
Today the American Library Association just announced the top youth books and media of 2018, including the Coretta Scott King Awards. The Ethnic and Multicultural Information Exchange Round Table have issued awards to outstanding African American authors and illustrators since 1970.
Help us recognize these honorees and winners by checking one out today.
2018 Coretta Scott King Author Award Winner
Tired of being singled out at her mostly-white private school as someone who needs support, high school junior Jade would rather participate in the school's amazing Study Abroad program than join Women to Women, a mentorship program for at-risk girls.
2018 Coretta Scott King Author Honor Books
After witnessing her friend's death at the hands of a police officer, Starr Carter's life is complicated when the police and a local drug lord try to intimidate her in an effort to learn what happened the night Kahlil died.
2018 Coretta Scott King Illustrator Award Winner
Presents a collection of twenty poems written in tribute to well-known poets from around the world.
2018 Coretta Scott King Illustrator Honor Books
A lyrical biography of Harriet Tubman honors the woman of humble origins whose courage and compassion make her larger than life, discussing her roles as a slave, a conductor on the Underground Railroad, a nurse, a Union spy, and a suffragist.
2018 Coretta Scott King/John Steptoe New Talent Award Winner
Unable to celebrate the holidays in the wake of his older brother's death in a gang-related shooting, Lolly Rachpaul struggles to avoid being forced into a gang himself while constructing a fantastically creative LEGO city at the Harlem community center.
Chronicles the life and activism of the Grammy-award winning South African singer, including her anti-apartheid work with Nelson Mandela.