MOCK CORETTA SCOTT KING BOOK AWARD, Thurs., 12/7/17, 5:00-9:00 p.m.
The Coretta Scott King Book Awards are given annually to outstanding African American authors and illustrators of books for children and young adults that demonstrate an appreciation of African American culture and universal human values. The award commemorates the life and work of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., and honors his wife, Mrs. Coretta Scott King, for her courage and determination to continue the work for peace and world brotherhood. First awarded in 1969, they are administered by the Ethnic and Multicultural Information Exchange Round Table of the American Library Association.
Clayton Byrd Goes Underground by Rita Williams-Garcia (HarperCollins/Amistad, 2017)
Crossing Ebenezer Creek by Tonya Bolden (Bloomsbury, 2017)
The Harlem Charade by Natasha Tarpley (Scholastic, 2017)
In Your Hands by Carole Boston Weatherford, illus. by Brian Pinkney (Simon and Schuster/Atheneum, 2017)
Let’s Clap, Jump, Sing, and Shout by Patricia C. McKissack, illus. by Brian Pinkney (Random/Schwartz & Wade, 2017)
Long Way Down by Jason Reynolds (Simon and Schuster/Atheneum, 2017)
Miles Morales: Spider-Man by Jason Reynolds, illus. by Kadir Nelson (Disney/Marvel, 2017)
Out of Wonder by Kwame Alexander, illus. by Ekua Holmes (Candlewick, 2017)
Patina by Jason Reynolds (Simon and Schuster/Atheneum, 2017)
Schomburg: The Man Who Built a Library by Carole Boston Weatherford, illus. by Eric Velasquez (Candlewick, 2017)
Solo by Kwame Alexander and Mary Rand Hess (Blink, 2017)
Take a Picture of Me, James VanDerZee! by Andrea J. Loney, illus. by Keith Mallett (Lee & Low, 2017)
Waiting for Pumpsie by Barry Wittenstein, illus. by London Ladd (Charlesbridge, 2017)
We Are Shining by Gwendolyn Brooks, illus. by Jan Spivey Gilchrist (HarperCollins, 2017)