The Coretta Scott King Book Awards Round Table (CSKBART) is celebrating 54 years of award-winning authors and illustrators.
In recognition of the life and work of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., and Mrs. Coretta Scott King’s courage and determination to continue her late husband’s work for peace and world brotherhood, the CSKBART Program Standing Committee is proud to host a webinar featuring the 2023 John Steptoe New Talent award winner, Jas Hammonds and the 2023 John Steptoe Illustrator award winner, Janelle Washington. We Deserve Monuments by Jas Hammonds and Choosing Brave: How Mamie Till-Mobley and Emmett Till Helped Spark the Civil Rights Movement by Janelle Washington are published by Roaring Brook Press, a division of Macmillan Children’s Publishing Group.
Join the Coretta Scott King Book Awards Round Table (CSKBART) Program Committee on May 25, 2023 at 3:30 p. m. CST as we celebrate Mrs. Coretta Scott King’s 96th birthday (1927-2006)! CSK 2023 John Steptoe Award winners, author Jas Hammonds and illustrator Janelle Washington, will share their work and lives in this engaging conversation.
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.
Visit the CSKBART website to learn more, get involved, and see the winners!