Coretta Scott King Award Challenge at Southeast

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Coretta Scott King Award Challenge at Southeast

Celebrate the legacy

Help Southeast Library celebrate the 50th anniversary of the Coretta Scott King Awards

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.  (American Library Association, 2009).  
Win prizes for reading award-winning books, creating original illustrations, answering trivia questions and more. Earn “CSK” medals for every challenge completed. Contestants receiving the most medals will win a gift certificate to East City BookshopLabyrinth Games & Puzzles or Pitango Gelato. 

How it works: 
  • Come to Southeast Library and ask a librarian for a CSK Award Challenge Sheet.
  • Complete as many challenges as you can before Aug. 20.  
  • Submit answers, creative work and/or titles read to a librarian to receive "medals."
  • Top three medal-earners will receive a $50 gift certificate to one of three local businesses. (Gift certificates generously sponsored by the Friends of Southeast Library.)
  • Winners will be notified by email on or after Aug. 20.     

"The History of the Coretta Scott King Book Awards"  American Library Association, January 18, 2009.