Monday, January 14, 2008

2008 Coretta Scott King Awards Announced

This year's Coretta Scott King Awards for outstanding works of children's literature by African-American authors and illustrators were announced this morning at ALA's Midwinter meeting in Philadelphia.

The 2008 author award went to Christopher Paul Curtis for Elijah of Buxton. The 2008 illustrator award went to Ashley Bryan for Let It Shine.

The Coretta Scott King/John Steptoe Award for New Talent went to author Sundee T. Frazier for Brendan Buckley's Universe and Everything in It.

Additionally, two Illustrator Honor Books were named: The Secret Olivia Told Me by N. Joy/illustrated by Nancy Devard and Jazz on a Saturday Night by Leo and Diane Dillon.

See the ALA's press release for full details.

Congrats to all the winners!

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