Coretta Scott King Book Award

Capitol View Library

Coretta Scott King Book Award

Celebrating 50 Years of Excellence

2019 marks the 50th Anniversary of the distinguished Coretta Scott King Book Award.  This 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. The award, given annually to both authors and illustrators, recognizes outstanding books for children and young adults that demonstrate an appreciation of African American culture and universal human values. DC Public Library is proud to host these titles in our collection for persons of all ages to experience. While the works may be centered around children and teens, the messages are universal. View the full list of award winners here.

Also be sure to check out local CSK programs happening at DC Public Libraries all year long.  To commemorate the 50th Anniversary of the Coretta Scott King Book Award, Capitol View children and teens recently read poetry from the 2018 Coretta Scott King Book Award Illustrator Winner, "Out of Wonder", illustrated by Ekua Holmes, written by Kwame Alexander with Chris Colderley and Marjory Wentworth and created original artwork based on the poems shared.  Enjoy one of the pieces of art created at this program below and stop in to check out and share some more of these distinguished titles with persons in your life.