Archive for February, 2010

Honoring the Coretta Scott King Book Award Winners

Monday, February 8th, 2010

For more than 40 years, the Coretta Scott King Book Awards have encouraged the artistic expression of the African American experience through literature and graphic arts. The awards honor the late Coretta Scott King, wife of civil rights leader Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., for her commitment to continue her husband’s work to foster peace and brotherhood among all races. “The library community is indebted to the awards for encouraging literature about African American history and culture, and making that history come alive for today’s generation of young readers,” said ALA President Camila Alire.