Posts Tagged ‘coretta scott king book awards’

On Monday, Martin Luther King Jr. Day, we celebrated the Coretta Scott King Book Awards at the Allen County Public Library.  We held a mock election to choose our favorite African American illustrator who published a book in 2012 that demonstrates an appreciation of African American culture and universal human values.  (Those qualities are included in the criteria for the REAL Coretta Scott King Book Award, presented annually for outstanding children’s literature.)  Children voted Kadir Nelson the winner for his work illustrating Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s famous speech, “I Have A Dream.”  The children most frequently commented that they loved Nelson’s art because it was so “realistic.”


Read Full Post »

%d bloggers like this: