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More ALA Award Winners...Lots of great books to keep you busy.
Laura Ingalls Wilder Award honors an author or illustrator whose books, published in the United States, have made, over a period of years, a substantial and lasting contribution to literature for children.
The 2011 winner is Tomie dePaola, author and illustrator of over 200 books, including: “ 26 Fairmont Avenue ” (Putnam, 1999), “The Legend of the Poinsettia” (Putnam, 1994), “Oliver Button Is a Sissy” (Harcourt, 1979) and “Strega Nona” (Prentice-Hall, 1975).
Coretta Scott King (Author) Book Award recognizing an African American author of outstanding books for children and young adults
One Crazy Summer by Rita Williams-Garcia is the 2011
published by Amistad, an imprint of HarperCollins Publishers.
Corretta Scott King Author Honor Books
Lockdown by Walter Dean Myers and published by Amistad
Ninth Ward by Jewell Parker Rhodes and published by Little, Brown and Company
Yummy: The Last Days of a Southside Shorty by G. Neri, illustrated by Randy DuBurkeand published by Lee & Low Books Inc.
Coretta Scott King (Illustrator) Book Award recognizing an African American illustrator of outstanding books for children and young adults
Dave the Potter: Artist, Poet, Slave illustrated by Bryan Collier. Written by Laban Carrick Hill and published by Little, Brown and Company
Coretta Scott King Illustrator Honor Book
Jimi Sounds Like a Rainbow: A Story of the Young Jimi Hendrix illustrated by Javaka Steptoe, by Gary Golio and published by Clarion Books
Coretta Scott King/John Steptoe New Talent (Author) Award
Zora and Me by Victoria Bond and T. R. Simon published by Candlewick Press
Coretta Scott King/John Steptoe New Talent (Illustrator) Award
Seeds of Change illustrated by Sonia Lynn Sadler, written by Jen Cullerton Johnson and published by Lee & Low Books Inc.