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Barbara S. Miller Multicultural Children's Literature Collection : Children's Book Awards

Children's Book Awards

The Coretta Scott King Book Awards for Authors and Illustrators

The Award is given to an African American author and illustrator for outstanding inspirational and educational contributions. The Coretta Scott King Book Award titles promote understanding and appreciation of the culture of all peoples and their contribution to the realization of the American dream of a pluralistic society.

The Award is further designed to commemorate the life and works of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. and to honor Mrs. Coretta Scott King for her courage and determination to continue the work for peace and world brotherhood.

Coretta Scott King - John Steptoe Award for New Talent

The award is established to affirm new talent and to offer visibility to excellence in writing and/or illustration which otherwise might be formally unacknowledged within a given year within the structure of the two awards given annually by the Coretta Scott King Book Awards Committee.

These books affirm new talent and offer visibility to excellence in writing or illustration at the beginning of a career as a published book creator.

Coretta Scott King - Virginia Hamilton Award for Lifetime Achievement

The Coretta Scott King - Virginia Hamilton Award for Lifetime Achievement is named in memory of beloved children’s author Virginia Hamilton. The annual award is presented in even years to an African American author, illustrator or author/illustrator for a body of his or her published books for children and/or young adults, and who has made a significant and lasting literary contribution.

(John) Newbery Medal

TheNewbery Medal honors the author of the most distinguished contribution to American literature for children.

(Randolph) Caldecott Medal
TheCaldecott Medalhonors the artist of the most distinguished American picture book for children.

 

(Mildred L.) Batchelder Award
The Batchelder Award isgiven to an American publisher for a children's book considered to be the most outstanding of those books originally published in a language other than Englishin a country other than the United States, and subsequently translated into English and published in the United States.

 

(Pura) Belpré Medal
The BelpréMedal honors a Latino/Latina writer and illustrator whose works best portray, affirm, and celebrate the Latino cultural experience in an outstanding work of literature for children and youth.

(Theodor Seuss) Geisel Medal
The Theodor Seuss Geisel Medal honorsthe author(s) and illustrator(s) of the most distinguished contribution to the body of American children’s literature known as beginning reader books published in the United States during the preceding year.

 

(ALSC/Booklist/YALSA) Odyssey Award for Excellence in Audiobook Production
The Odyssey Award will be awarded annually to the best audiobook produced for children and/or young adults, available in English in the United States.

 

(Robert F.) Sibert Informational Book Medal
The Sibert Medal honors the author(s)and illustrator(s) of the most distinguished informational book published during the preceding year.

Children's Literature Legacy Award
The Legacy Award honors an author or illustrator whose books, published in the United States, have made, over a period of years, a substantial and lasting contribution to literature for children.

The Award is given to an African American author and illustrator for outstanding inspirational and educational contributions. The Coretta Scott King Book Award titles promote understanding and appreciation of the culture of all peoples and their contribution to the realization of the American dream of a pluralistic society.

The Award is further designed to commemorate the life and works of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. and to honor Mrs. Coretta Scott King for her courage and determination to continue the work for peace and world brotherhood.

Discover. Create. Succeed.