Each year, awards are given to authors and illustrators of outstanding children’s books, Newbery, Caldecott, Siebert, Coretta, among them. And each year about this time, people try to predict who might win those awards. Some in the kidlitosphere have noted a lack of interest in discussions of the Coretta Scott King Book Awards by holding their own mock discussions. But I wanted to point out some other folks who do take interest.
In an attempt to become familiar with recent literature for children and young adults that meet the Coretta Scott King Award’s standards, the Children’s Services department of the Fort Wayne, Indiana Allen County Public library hosts the ACPL Mock Coretta Scott King Book Awards and Election program. The actual in-person discussion is held on December 5th, along with a presentation by Frederick McKissack, Jr. They also host a running short-list of titles on their blog.
So after you’ve nominated an author and illustrator for 28 Days Later, jump on over and nominate a book for the ACPL Mock Coretta Scott King Book Awards, too. And if you know of any other mock Coretta Scott King Books Awards, let us know so we can mention here.