Teachers, we would like to highlight the Coretta Scott King Book Awards as a part of our month-long focus on Black History Month.
The Coretta Scott King Book Awards “are given annually to outstanding African American authors and illustrators of books for children and young adults that demonstrate an appreciation of African American culture and universal human values. The award commemorates the life and work of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., and honors his wife, Mrs. Coretta Scott King, for her courage and determination to continue the work for peace and world brotherhood.” ~From the Coretta Scott King Book Awards page at The Round Table of the American Library Association
This year’s winner is March: Book Three, a first-hand account of the Civil Rights Movement through Representative John Lewis’ eyes. Using vivid language and dynamic visual storytelling, it details events from the Freedom Summer to the 1965 Voting Rights Act.
Visit Biography’s Profile of Mrs. King
About Mrs. King at the King Center
Inspire your students using resources that celebrate music, artists and poets, and agents of change.
NEW TO OUR COLLECTION Hear award-winning author Ashley Bryan in his Meet-the-Author Book Reading on TeachingBooks.net. Ashley Bryan has written two books new to our collection this month, Freedom Over Me and Ashley Bryan’s Puppets (in our new STEAM collection). Visit him at https://ashleybryancenter.org/