Celebrate the 40th Anniversary of the Coretta Scott King Awards
For the last 40 years the Coretta Scott King Awards have been given to African American authors and illustrators for their outstanding contributions to children’s literature. The books chosen promote understanding among races and uphold the American Dream. The Awards commemorate the work of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. and honor Mrs. Coretta Scott King.
For past winners from 1970-present, check out this list. The 2012 winner is Kadir Nelson’sHeart and Soul: The Story of America and African Americans, published by HarperCollins. The story and the artwork in this book are stunning. Go get your copy today and help celebrate the 40th anniversary of the Coretta Scott King Awards in Children’s Literature.
The goal of Gulf Coast Reads: On the Same Page is to cultivate a culture of reading in Houston by encouraging people to come together in libraries, bookstores, community centers, homes, places of worship, schools and parks to discuss the book. This program will take place Saturday, August 27 through Friday, September 30, 2011.
For more details visit www.gulfcoastreads.org. More information will become available on events, book discussions, and author visits.
Please submit your personal story of “one amazing thing” that you’ve experienced to Gulf Coast Reads! Share your story with the rest of Houston. This is a wonderful opportunity for the arts to unite our city!