Coretta Scott King Award Winners

I know, I know, I’ve been posting all day today! I probably could have put all these tidbits into one nice post, but I didn’t see most of them coming. You know I have to post the CSK winners!    


2010 Winner(s)

Bad News for Outlaws: The Remarkable Life of Bass Reeves, Deputy U.S. Marshall
by Vaunda Micheaux Nelson, illustrated by R. Gregory Christie, published by Carolrhoda Books, a division of Lerner Publishing Group, Inc.
Born into slavery in 1838, Bass had a hard life and a strong sense of right and wrong. Bass was one of the most feared and respected lawman in Indian Territory. During his career, he made more than 3,000 arrests but killed only fourteen men.

2010 Honor(s)

Mare’s War
by Tanita S. Davis, published by Alfred A. Knopf, an imprint of Random House Children’s Books, a division Random House, Inc.


2010 Winner(s)

My People
illustrated by Charles R. Smith Jr., written by Langston Hughes, published by ginee seo books, Atheneum Books for Young Readers
Smith’s vibrant sepia photographs celebrate the beauty and diversity of African Americans. The close-ups of illuminated faces filled with jubilant, loving expressions emerge from black backgrounds and capture the spirit of Langston Hughes’ eloquent poem.

2010 Honor(s)

The Negro Speaks of Rivers
illustrated by E.B. Lewis, written by Langston Hughes and published by Disney-Jump the Sun Books, and imprint of Disney Book Group

4 thoughts on “Coretta Scott King Award Winners

  1. Thanks for the reminder! Between being so excited for Tanita and not usually posting the winners, i didn’t do a thorough job of getting ALL the award winners relevant to my blog, so i guess I’ll have to post again tomorrow.

    I wonder if Doret saw that Kekla won, and if so, has she posted yet or is she still out turning cartwheels?!!

    I love that picture, so much unrestrained joy in that little girl’s face!


  2. I did see, I was very exicted. As I am for all the winners. Its nice to see some new authors and illus. get recoginzed.
    Bad News For Outlaws is a great book textually and visually.

    And Mare’s War is wonderful.


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