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Ethnic & Multicultural Information Exchange Round Table (EMIERT)

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! To learn more, visit www.olos.ala.org/csk. 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 Dr.

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Association for Library Service to Children (ALSC) Lety Out Loud, written by Angela Cervantes and published by Scholastic Press, an imprint of Scholastic Inc. Lety Out Loud introduces readers to a variety of immigrant experiences through Lety Muñoz, an English language learner who spends the summer volunteering at an animal shelter. Although initially hesitant to speak out, Lety learns to use her voice to stand up for others. The Other Half of Happy, written by Rebecca Balcárcel and published by Chronicle Books. As Quijana enters seventh grade, she feels in between, grappling with a new school, new friends, and her half-Guatemalan heritage. Association for Library Service to Children The Caldecott Medal was named in honor of nineteenth-century English illustrator Randolph Caldecott. It is awarded annually by the Association for Library Service to Children, a division of the American Library Association, to the artist of the most distinguished American picture book for children. Hello Lighthouse, illustrated and written by Sophie Blackall, published by Little, Brown and Company, a division of Hachette Book Group, Inc.

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.

Association for Library Service to Children The Newbery Medal was named for eighteenth-century British bookseller John Newbery. It is awarded annually by the Association for Library Service to Children, a division of the American Library Association, to the author of the most distinguished contribution to American literature for children. New Kid, written and illustrated by Jerry Craft, published by HarperCollins Children’s Books. The Undefeated, written by Kwame Alexander, illustrated by Kadir Nelson, and published by Versify, an imprint of Houghton Mifflin Harcourt. The Undefeated “is for us.” Written in sparse poetic verse, the contributions of African Americans are celebrated and explored.

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. Set in New London, Texas in 1936 when oil drilling created new jobs, commerce, and a new school, we see a community reckoning with a legacy of tripartite segregation among White, Black, and Mexican families. Knickerbocker Award for Juvenile Literature In 1991, NYLA/SSL established the Knickerbocker Award for Juvenile Literature. It recognizes a New York State author who has demonstrated, through a body of work, a consistently superior quality which supports the curriculum and the educational goals of New York State Schools. The award is named for a group of 19th century New York State authors who wished to nurture a national literature. It is presented annually to a living author/illustrator currently residing in New York State. Tiffany and Company designed the crystal award for which Beverly Choltco Devlin designed the graphic. NYLA/SSL members may nominate a New York State author or illustrator by submitting this form, filled out in its entirety, to the Knickerbocker Award Chairperson by March 31st of a given year.

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

Reference & User Services Association (RUSA) The Current List (2014)The 2013 ListThe 2012 ListThe 2011 ListThe 2010 ListThe 2009 List Purpose: Since 1944, the goal of the Notable Books Council has been to make available to the nation’s readers a list of 25 very good, very readable, and at times very important fiction, nonfiction, and poetry books for the adult reader. History: The Notable Books List evolved from an activity sponsored by the Lending Round Table of the American Library Association (ALA) in 1944. Since then, the selection of a list of notable or outstanding books of the year has been carried out in a variety of ways, and under various auspices. For three years, the selection was known as Outstanding Books, and was prepared by the ALA Lending Section, with the assistance of membership votes. In 1947, the Division of Public Libraries assumed responsibility of producing the list, changing the name to Notable Books.

Ghost by Jason Reynolds, Hardcover Ghost CHECK THIS OUT. This dude named Andrew Dahl holds the world record for blowing up the most balloons . . . with his nose. Yeah. Reference & User Services Association (RUSA) The Sophie Brody Award was first awarded in 2006, and includes a medal for the winner, as well as citations for selected honor books. It is funded by Arthur Brody and the Brodart Foundation, and is given to encourage, recognize and commend outstanding achievement in Jewish literature. Works for adults published in the United States in the preceding year will be eligible for the award.

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.

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