Renée Watson, Ekua Holmes win 2018 Coretta Scott King Book Awards
In February, Euclid Public Library Director Kacie Armstrong attend the American Library Association (ALA) Midwinter Meeting & Exhibits in Denver, Colorado, as a member of the 2018 Coretta Scott King Book Awards Jury. This year, the jury named Renée Watson, author of “Piecing Me Together,” and Ekua Holmes, illustrator of “Out of Wonder: Poems Celebrating Poets,” as the winners of the 2018 Coretta Scott King Book Awards honoring African American authors and illustrators of outstanding books for children and young adults.
"It has been a pleasure serving on the Coretta Scott King Book Awards Jury for the past two years," said Director Kacie Armstrong. "Diversity and representation are so important for young readers, and EPL is committed to making sure these award-winning books and authors are available to the community."
The Coretta Scott King Book Awards are presented annually by the Coretta Scott King Book Awards Committee of the ALA’s Ethnic and Multicultural Information Exchange Round Table (EMIERT) to encourage the artistic expression of the African American experience via literature and the graphic arts; to promote an understanding and appreciation of the Black culture and experience, and to commemorate the life and legacy of Mrs. Coretta Scott King for her courage and determination in supporting the work of her husband, Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., for peace and world brotherhood.
For information on the Coretta Scott King Book Awards and other ALA Youth Media Awards, please visit www.ala.org/yma.
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