Coretta Scott King Illustrator Award 2018

Recognizing an African American Illustrator of outstanding books for children

Given to African American authors and illustrator for outstanding inspirational and educational contributions, the Coretta Scott King Book Award titles promote understanding and appreciation of the culture of all peoples and their contribution to the realization of the American dream of a pluralistic society.

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Author: Kwame Alexander
2018 Coretta Scott King Illustrator Award - Winner

In "Out of Wonder: Poems Celebrating Poets," Ekua Holmes's mixed-media collage images balance the tone and tenor of the new poems created by the authors, while paying homage to each of the featured poets in the subtle detailas extracted from various aspects. 

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Author: Lesa Cline-Ransome
2018 Coretta Scott King Illustrator Award - Honor
A lush and lyrical biography of Harriet Tubman, written in verse. An evocative poem and opulent watercolors come together to honor a woman of humble origins whose courage and compassion make her larger than life.
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Author: Derrick Barnes
2018 Coretta Scott King Illustrator Award - Honor

Celebrates the magnificent feeling that comes from walking out of a barber shop with newly-cuthair.