2014 Coretta Scott King Book Award for Author
2014 Coretta Scott King Book Award for Illustrator
2014 John Steptoe Award for New Talent
2013 Coretta Scott King Book Award (Author):HAND IN HAND presents the stories of ten men from different eras in
American history, organized chronologically to provide a scope from
slavery to the modern day. The stories are accessible, fully-drawn
narratives offering the subjects' childhood influences, the time and
place in which they lived, their accomplishments and motivations, and
the legacies they left for future generations as links in the "freedom
chain." This book will be the definitive family volume on the subject,
punctuated with dynamic full color portraits and spot illustrations by
two-time Caldecott Honor winner and multiple Coretta Scott King Book
Award recipient Brian Pinkney. Backmatter includes a civil rights
timeline, sources, and further reading. Profiled: Benjamin BannekerFrederick DouglassBooker T. WashingtonW.E.B. DuBoisA. Philip RandolphThurgood MarshallJackie RobinsonMalcolm XMartin Luther King, JrBarack H. Obama II
2013 Coretta Scott King Book Award (Illustrator): The poetic wisdom of Langston Hughes merges with visionary
illustrations from Bryan Collier in this inspirational picture book that
carries the promise of equality."I, too, sing America. I am the darker brother. They send me to eat in the kitchen When company comes, But I laugh, And eat well, And grow strong.
"Langston Hughes was a courageous voice of his time, and his authentic
call for equality still rings true today. Beautiful paintings from
"Barack Obama "illustrator Bryan Collier accompany and reinvent the
celebrated lines of the poem "I, Too," creating a breathtaking reminder
to all Americans that we are united despite our differences.
2012 Coretta Scott King Book Award (Author): The story of America and African Americans is a story of hope and
inspiration and unwavering courage. But it is also the story of
injustice; of a country divided by law, education, and wealth; of a
people whose struggles and achievements helped define their country.
This is the story of the men, women, and children who toiled in the hot
sun picking cotton for their masters; it's about the America ripped in
two by Jim Crow laws; it's about the brothers and sisters of all colors
who rallied against those who would dare bar a child from an education.
It's a story of discrimination and broken promises, determination and
triumphs. Kadir Nelson, one of this generation's most
accomplished, award-winning artists, has created an epic yet intimate
introduction to the history of America and African Americans, from
colonial days through the civil rights movement. Written in the voice of
an "Everywoman," an unnamed narrator whose forebears came to this
country on slave ships and who lived to cast her vote for the first
African American president, heart and soul touches on some of the great
transformative events and small victories of that history. This
inspiring book demonstrates that in gaining their freedom and equal
rights, African Americans helped our country achieve its promise of
liberty and justice--the true heart and soul of our nation.
2012 Coretta Scott King Book Award (Illustrator): One of "School Library Journal"'s Best Nonfiction Books of 2011A
family silently crawls along the ground. They run barefoot through unlit
woods, sleep beneath bushes, take shelter in a kind stranger's home.
Where are they heading? They are heading for Freedom by way of the
Underground Railroad.SHANE EVANS has illustrated numerous books for children, including
the" Boston Globe-Horn Book Award "winner "Shanna's Ballerina Show." He
attributes much of his influence to his travels to Africa, South
America, Asia, Europe, the Caribbean, and much of the United States. He
is a firm believer in education and creative development for all people.