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Coretta Scott King: 50 Years Strong

The SDSU Library Children’s and Young Adult Literature Collection is proud to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the Coretta Scott King Book Award. First established in 1969, this annual award is given 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.

Be sure to stop by the fourth floor and see our new bulletin board recognizing the latest titles awarded this prestigious honor. A collection of past award-winning titles and books on Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. and Mrs. Coretta Scott King are also on exhibit and visitors are encouraged to check them out!

SAVE THE DATE! In conjunction with this special anniversary, on September 4th, 2019, in room LL430, from 3 to 5 pm, Outreach Librarian Gloria Rhodes will host spoken word poet Ronald Williams, author of the book Lost Pharaoh, for a program on self-identity. 

For more information on the Coretta Scott King Book Award Anniversary please visit http://www.ala.org/rt/emiert/cskbookawards/csk50

To find out how you can get more involved in exciting events like this please visit the Black Resource Center at SDSU.


Post by K. Bliss and L. Salem

Coretta Scott King flyer