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History, Family, and Race: Three Great Reads

I read three Coretta Scott King Award honor books this week:  picture book The Moon Over Star by Dianna Hutts Aston and illustrated by Jerry Pinkney, graphic novel Yummy: The Last Days of a Southside Shorty by G. Neri and illustrated by Randy DuBurke, and chapter book Ninth Ward by Jewell Parker Rhodes.  Despite covering vastly different subjects, each book describes a major event in history through the eyes of a young person with astounding results.  Continue reading


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Coretta Scott King Award

The Coretta Scott King Award distinguishes African American authors and illustrators of children’s literature. The CSK Award bestows more than one award each year. Each year the committee chooses a distinguished author and illustrator, a few honor books in each category and it also awards the John Steptoe New Talent Award.

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