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Making Cultural and Social Connections Through The Coretta scott king Book Award Winners. SCCAAS Conference – Columbia, South Carolina. Presenter Information. Veteran Educator and District Administrator Director, Instructional Technology Services – Richland School District One
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Making Cultural and Social Connections Through The Coretta scott king Book Award Winners SCCAAS Conference – Columbia, South Carolina
Presenter Information • Veteran Educator and District Administrator • Director, Instructional Technology Services – Richland School District One • Former School Library Media Specialist • Member ALA, AASL, SCASL, SCLA, SCIRA • Member, Follett Library Media Advisory Comm. • Board Member, Columbia Writers Alliance • Member, Augusta Baker Storytelling Festival • Member, USC Literacy Leaders Awards Committee
About the Coretta Scott King Award The CSK Book Awards is the most prestigious book awards given by the American Library Association through the Ethnic and Multicultural Information Exchange Round Table (EMIERT) – part of the Office for Literacy and Outreach Services (OLOS)
About the Coretta Scott King Award • Founded by the Black Caucus of the American Library Association in 1969 • Winners announced annually at the ALA Mid-winter Conference • Winners recognized each summer at the ALA Conference (June/July) • Winning entries and honor books noted by special seals
About the Coretta Scott King Award The books selected for recognition promote an understanding and appreciation of African-American culture and experience.
About the Coretta Scott King Award • The awards are further designed to commemorate the life and legacy of Mrs. Coretta Scott King for her courage and determination in supporting the work of her husband, Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. for peace and world brotherhood.
Purpose of the CSK Awards • Purpose • To encourage the artistic expression of the African American experience via literature and the graphic arts, including biographical, historical and social history treatments by African American authors and illustrators. • Selection Criteria • Must portray some aspect of the African American experience, past, present, or future. • Must be written/illustrated by a African American. • Must be published in the U.S. in the year preceding presentation of the Award. • Must be original work
Selection Criteria for the CSK Awards • Must be written for a youth audience in one of the three categories: • Preschool–grade 4 • Grades 5–8 • Grades 9–12 • Must meet established standards of quality writing for youth which include: • Clear plot • Well-drawn characters which portray growth and development during the course of the story • Writing style which is consistent with and suitable to the age intended • Accuracy
Selection Criteria for the CSK Awards • Particular attention will be paid to titles that seek to motivate readers to develop their own attitudes and behaviors as well as comprehend their personal duty and responsibility as citizens in a pluralistic society. • Illustrations should reflect established qualitative standards as identified in the statement below.
About the Coretta Scott King Award • Given to encourage the artistic expression of the black experience via literature and the graphic arts, including biographical, social and social history treatments. • The awards honor African-American authors and illustrators for outstanding contributions to literature for children and young adults.
About the Coretta Scott King AwardSeal Design • Designed in 1974 by internationally known artist Lev Mills • Artist in residence at Atlanta University • Currently affiliated with the Spelman College Art Dept. • The elements convey the principles to which Dr. King was dedicated • Originally done in bronze; in 1990s printed in a more environmentally friendly format – black background with bronze details • John Steptoe New Talent Award is detailed in green
About the Coretta Scott King Award40th Anniversary Facts • The CSK Award has honored over 113 authors and illustrators over the past 40 years • Sharon Draper was the first author to win the CSK/John Steptoe New Talent Award (1995) • In 2000, Christopher Paul Curtis became the first author to win the CSK and Newbery Medal for the same book – Bud, Not Buddy.
About the Coretta Scott King Award40thAnniversary Facts • Lillie Patterson, first winner for Martin Luther King, Jr. - Man of Peace • Walter Dean Myers has won the most CSK Book Awards (5) • Jerry Pinkney has won more CSK illustrator awards (5) than anyone else
About the Coretta Scott King Award • The CSK Award Jury also chooses the winners of the John Steptoe Award for New Talent Award winners. These books affirm new talent and offer visibility to excellence in writing or illustration at the beginning of a career as a published book creator. John Lewis Steptoe, creator of award-winning picture books for children, died at age 38
About the Coretta Scott King Awards • The award is presented at the annual conference of the American Library Association. • The award consists of a plaque • Cash award of $1,000 donated by Johnson Publications to the author and Book Wholesalers to the illustrator. • Encyclopedia Britannica and World Book donate sets of encyclopedias (Britannica to the author, and World Book to the illustrator). • Deadline for nominations is December 1 of each year.
Africa • Africa Dream (Greenfield) • Brothers in Hope: The Story of the Lost Boys of Sudan (Christie) • The Captive (Hansen) • Mufaro’s Beautiful Daughters (Steptoe)
Art • Bird Tells the poignant story of a boy whose loving family, friends and a gift for drawing help him navigate difficult emotions surrounding the deaths of his grandfather and drug-addicted brother.
Biography • Becoming Billie Holiday • I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings (Angelou) • Malcolm X: By Any Means Necessary (Myers) • Minty: A Story of Young Harriet Tubman (Schroeder) • Rosa (Giovanni)
Civil Rights Movement • Ellington Was Not a Street (Shange) • Martin’s Big Words: the Life of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. (Rappaport) • Rosa (Giovanni)
Education • Bronx Masquerade (Grimes) • Goin’ Someplace Special (McKissack) • The Road to Memphis (Taylor) • Virgie Goes to School with Us Boys (Howard)
Family Relationships • Just Us Women (Caines) • The Land (Taylor) • Miracle’s Boys (Woodson) • Money Hungry (Flake) • The Patchwork Quilt (Flournoy) • The Road to Paris (Grimes) • The Watsons Go to Birmingham (Curtis)
Father/Son Relationships • Bud, Not Buddy (Curtis) • Dark Sons (Grimes) • Keeping the Night Watch (Smith) • Somewhere in the Darkness (Myers)
Folktales/Folklore • Little Eight John (Wahl) • The People Could Fly (Hamilton) • Mufaro’s Beautiful Daughters (Steptoe) • Sukey and the Mermaid (San Souci)
Music • Aida • Becoming Billie Holiday • Before John Was a Jazz Giant • Duke Ellington (Pinkney) • Jazz (Myers)
Personal Growth, Self-Concept, Pride • The Blacker the Berry (Thomas) • The Moon Over Star (Pinkney) • My People (Nelson) • The Skin I’m In (Flake) • Soul Looks Back in Wonder (Feelings) • Uptown (Collier)
Poetry/Songs • Ashley’s Bryan ABCs of African American Poetry (Bryan) • The Blacker the Berry (Thomas) • Let It Shine (Bryan) • Langston Hughes (Hughes) • Meet Damitra Brown (Grimes) • Visiting Langton (Perdomo) • A Wreath for Emmett Till (Nelson)
Slavery • Day of Tears: A Novel in Dialogue (Lester) • The Middle Passage (Feelings) • Copper Sun (Draper) • Elijah of Buxton (Curtis) • Which Way Freedom (Hansen)
Sports • Slam! (Myers) • Twelve Rounds to Glory (Smith) • We are the Ship (Nelson) Charles R. Smith with WLTX-19 Anchor Ashley Walters
Sports Charles R. Smith’s Richland One Visit Interview on ESPN Radio with Ernest Robinson and Bobby Gist
Standards Alignment • African American History • The purpose of the African American History program, as referenced in legislation ( S.C. Code Ann. § 59-29-55), is to ensure that the history of Africa and African Americans, their culture and experiences, is integrated into the existing K-12 social studies curriculum. This Web site will provide educators with resources and training that will assist them with infusing the African American experience within the school curriculum.
Standards Alignment • Standard USHC-7: • The student will demonstrate an understanding of the economic boom-and- bust in America in the 1920s and 1930s, its resultant political instability, and the subsequent worldwide response. • Indicators: USHC-7.2 Explain cultural responses to the period of economic boom-and-bust, including the Harlem Renaissance; new trends in literature, music, and art; and the effects of radio and movies. (H, E) • Ellington was not a Street
Standards Alignment • Standard USHC-9: • The student will demonstrate an understanding of the social, economic, and political events that impacted the United States during the Cold War era. • Indicators: USHC-9.5 Explain the movements for racial and gender equity and civil liberties, including their initial strategies, landmark court cases and legislation, the roles of key civil rights advocates, and the influence of the civil rights movement on other groups seeking ethnic and gender equity. (H, P) • Rosa • Remember: the Journey to School Integration
Standards Alignment • The student will demonstrate an understanding of Reconstruction and its impact on race relations in the United States. • 5-1.5 Explain the purpose and motivations behind the rise of discriminatory laws and groups and their effect on the rights and opportunities of African Americans in different regions of the United States. (P, G, E, H) • Coretta Scott King • Martin’s Big Words • Rosa • Remember: the Journey to School Integration
Standards Alignment • Standard 4-6: • The student will demonstrate an understanding of the Civil War and its impact on America. • Indicators: 4-6.2 Summarize the roles and accomplishments of the leaders of the abolitionist movement and the Underground Railroad before and during the Civil War, including those of Harriet Tubman, John Brown, Frederick Douglass, Harriet Beecher Stowe, Sojourner Truth, and William Lloyd Garrison. 4-6.3 Explain how specific events and issues led to the Civil War, including the sectionalism fueled by issues of slavery in the territories, states’ rights, the election of 1860, and secession. • Moses: When Harriet Tubman Led Her People to Freedom • Minty: A Story of Young Harriet Tubman • Escape to Freedom: A Play About Young Frederick Douglass • Elijah of Buxton
Online Resources • http://www.teachingbooks.net/crc.cgi?id=1
TeachingBooks.net With Nick Glass
Award Winning Authors Walter Dean and Chris Myers
Award Winning Authors With Traci Jones
Award Winning Authors With Kadir Nelson
Award Winning Authors With Nikki Giovanni and Bryan Collier
Award Winning Authors With Nikki Grimes
Award Winning Authors With Floyd Cooper
Award Winning Authors With Ashley Bryan
Award Winning Authors With Kitt Lisenby and Christopher Paul Curtis With Christopher Paul Curtis And Brian Selznick
Award Winning Authors With R. Gregory Christie and agent
Award Winning Authors • With Jerry Pinkney
Award Winning Authors “No, TJ, I’m the tallest!” (Chris Myers)
Award Winning Authors With Sharon Draper