Award Winning Books
American Library Association’s prize for distinguished children’s book. The 2011 Newbery winner is Dead End in Norvelt by Jack Gantos. Past award winners include Neil Gaiman’s The Graveyard Book, Bud, Not Buddy by Christopher Paul Curtis, and The Tale of Despereaux by Kate DiCamillo.
Coretta Scott King Award
This award is given to African American authors and illustrators of outstanding children’s books. The award is named in honor of Mrs. Coretta Scott King’s lifelong commitment to equality and peace. Past years winners include the book, My People with poetry by Langston Hughes and photographs by Charles R. Smith, and Copper Sun by Sharon Draper.