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The Coretta Scott King Book Awards | Ethnic & Multicultural Information Exchange Round Table (EMIERT) 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. NEW CSK BLOG: Follow the latest news and information from CSK on the brand new CSK Blog! 2017 Author Award Winner The 2017 Coretta Scott King Book Awards Author Winner is given to Congressman John Lewis and Andrew Aydin for “March Book: Three,” published by Top Shelf Productions, an imprint of IDW Publishing, a division of Idea and Design Works LLC. “March: Book Three,” is a first-hand account of the Civil Rights Movement through Lewis’ eyes. Co-author John Lewis is the U.S. 2017 Illustrator Award Winner 2017 John Steptoe Award for New Talent Dr. Dr.

Welcome to the Pura Belpré Award home page! | Association for Library Service to Children (ALSC) The award is named after Pura Belpré, the first Latina librarian at the New York Public Library. The Pura Belpré Award, established in 1996, is presented annually to a Latino/Latina writer and illustrator whose work best portrays, affirms, and celebrates the Latino cultural experience in an outstanding work of literature for children and youth. It is co-sponsored by the Association for Library Service to Children (ALSC) and the Young Adult Library Services Association (YALSA), divisions of the American Library Association (ALA), and REFORMA, the National Association to Promote Library and Information Services to Latinos and the Spanish-Speaking, an ALA affiliate. Children's Author Award | Youth Illustrator Award | Young Adult Author Award 2021 Children's Author Award Winner Efrén Divided, written by Ernesto Cisneros and published by Quill Tree, an imprint of HarperCollins Publishers 2021 Children's Author Honor Books 2021 Youth Illustrator Award Winner ¡Vamos! ¡Vamos!

Arab American Book Awards We are no longer accepting submissions for the 2019 Arab American Book Awards, honoring books published in 2018, in the categories of Fiction, Non-Fiction - Scholarly/Academic, Non-Fiction - Memoir/Creative, Poetry and Children/Young Adult. The deadline to submit a book for consideration is March 1, 2019. Winners of the 2019 Arab American Book Awards will be announced in Summer 2019. Click HERE to read the full list of 2018 Book Award winners and honorable mentions. The awardees were honored during a celebration on Friday, November 9, 2018 at the Arab American National Museum in Dearborn, Mich. The Arab American Book Awards is a literary program created to honor books written by and about Arab Americans. Winners and honorable mentions may be presented annually in these categories: Adult Non-Fiction - Scholarly/Academic (The Evelyn Shakir Non-Fiction Award)Adult Non-Fiction - Memoir/CreativeAdult Fiction Poetry (The George Ellenbogen Poetry Award)Children/Young Adult, Fiction or Non-Fiction

Book Award Winners : Tomás Rivera Book Award : Texas State University Click the image above for more information about the book and author Works for Older Readers: Out of Darkness by Ashley Hope Pérez. Carolrhoda LAB Pérez’s historical fiction explores the devastating consequences of racism in the context of the worst school disaster in U.S. history. American Indian Youth Literature Award – American Indian Library Association The American Indian Youth Literature Awards are presented every two years. The awards were established as a way to identify and honor the very best writing and illustrations by and about American Indians. Books selected to receive the award will present American Indians in the fullness of their humanity in the present and past contexts. Additional information about the award and criteria used to evaluate books can be found here. The First American Indian Library Association American Indian Youth Literature Awards were presented during the Joint Conference of Librarians of Color in 2006. 2016 American Indian Youth Literature Award A color brochure of the 2016 award recipients is available to print and share. Honor Books were selected each category. 2016 Winners 2016 Honor Books 2014 American Indian Youth Literature Award A color brochure of the 2014 award recipients is available to print and share. 2014 Winners 2014 Honor Books 2012 American Indian Youth Literature Award 2012 Winners

Ghost by Jason Reynolds, Hardcover | Barnes & Noble® Ghost CHECK THIS OUT. This dude named Andrew Dahl holds the world record for blowing up the most balloons . . . with his nose. “Let me guess, sunflower seeds,” Mr. “Lemme guess, one dollar.” After that, I continue on my slow-motion journey, pausing again only when I get to the bus stop. About the sunflower seeds. My dad used to eat sunflower seeds too. But let me tell you, my dad was lying. It was three years ago when my dad lost it. “We gotta go,” she said, yanking the covers off the bed. Next thing I knew, she was dragging me down the hallway, my feet tripping over themselves. “Don’t make me do this, Terri!” My mom and I kept running, down the staircase into the street, breaking into the darkness with death chasing behind us. I haven’t seen my dad since.

Teach with 'Perspectives for a Diverse America' | Teaching Tolerance - Diversity, Equity and Justice Perspectives for a Diverse America is a literacy-based, anti-bias, social justice curriculum that is aligned to the Common Core State Standards for Language Arts and Literacy—and to the Teaching Tolerance Anti-bias Framework. Use these on-demand webinars and other related resources (blogs, magazine features, and professional development resources) to learn more about incorporating this FREE web-based curriculum into your instruction. Professional Development Webinars How to Build a Learning Plan Perspectives for a Diverse America offers countless opportunities to differentiate your instruction via individualized learning plans. The transcription of this webinar can be found here. You will need to register to access the on-demand webinar. Complex and Diverse Texts for the Common Core and More In this webinar, Teaching Tolerance partnered with the Association for Middle Level Education (AMLE) to discuss the relevant and rigorous readings found in Perspectives for a Diverse America. Blogs

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A Field Guide to Jewish Kidlit On The Book of Life, we talk a lot about Jewish kidlit. But where do you go to find Jewish children's books? In this episode, Marjorie Ingall joins me to talk about how to discover and how to access the best Jewish kidlit. Marjorie is a columnist at Tablet Magazine and is well-known for her year-end "best of Jewish kidlit" lists, and she's the author of Mamaleh Knows Best: What Jewish Mothers Do to Raise Successful, Creative, Empathetic, Independent Children, which was featured on The Book of Life in April 2017.Among other things, Marjorie and I discussed our favorite Hanukkah books, and I am pleased to announce that The Book of Life is co-sponsoring the 2019 #Readukkah Jewish Reading Challenge! The Association of Jewish Libraries & The Book of Life / Jewish Kidlit Mavens & the Jewish Book Council present the fourth annual reading challenge for readers of all ages, #Readukkah!