Our Voice: Celebrating the Coretta Scott King Awards

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    Our Voice

    Celebrating the Coretta Scott King Illustrator Awards

    The Coretta Scott King Illustrator Awards annually recognizes outstanding African American artists of children’s books who demonstrate an appreciation of African American culture and universal human values. Our Voice is the first retrospective of all winners and honorees since the establishment of the award in 1974. More than thirty artists are showcased, including Ashley Bryan, Bryan Collier, Pat Cummings, Ekua Holmes, Floyd Cooper, Kadir Nelson, Jerry Pinkney, Faith Ringgold, and Javaka Steptoe.

    This exhibition is organized by the National Center for Children’s Illustrated Literature, Abilene, Texas. Special thanks to Nick Glass and TeachingBooks.net.

  • R. Gregory Christie and kids

    Our Voice

    R. Gregory Christie

    R. Gregory Christie is featured in the exhibition Our Voice. He won the Coretta Scott King award 6 times for his books The Palm of My Heart, Only Passing Through: The Story of Sojourner Truth, Brothers in Hope: The Story of the Lost Boys of the Sudan, The Book Itch: Freedom, Truth & Harlem’s Greatest Bookstore, and Freedom in Congo Square. In this video he will talk to you about bookbinding, and show you how to make a book of your own.

  • Illustration by Ashley Bryan

    Our Voice

    Ashley Bryan

    The Coretta Scott King Illustrator Award annually recognizes outstanding African American artists of children’s books who demonstrate an appreciation of African American culture and universal human values. Our Voice: Celebrating the Coretta Scott King Awards is the first retrospective of all winners and honorees since the establishment of the award in 1974. This video focuses on Ashley Bryan, who won the CSK award eight times between 1984 and 2008.

  • Illustration by Bryan Collier

    Our Voice

    Bryan Collier

    The Coretta Scott King Illustrator Award annually recognizes outstanding African American artists of children’s books who demonstrate an appreciation of African American culture and universal human values. Our Voice: Celebrating the Coretta Scot King Awards is the first retrospective of all winners and honorees since the establishment of the award in 1974. This video focuses on Bryan Collier, who won the CSK award nine times between 1984 and 2008.

  • Illustration by Diane and Leo Dillon

    Our Voice

    Diane and Leo Dillon

    The Coretta Scott King Illustrator Award annually recognizes outstanding African American artists of children’s books who demonstrate an appreciation of African American culture and universal human values. Our Voice: Celebrating the Coretta Scott King Awards is the first retrospective of all winners and honorees since the establishment of the award in 1974. This video focuses on Diane and Leo Dillon, who won the CSK award six times between 1984 and 2008.

  • Ilustration by Jerry Pinkney

    Our Voice

    Jerry Pinkney

    The Coretta Scott King Illustrator Award annually recognizes outstanding African American artists of children’s books who demonstrate an appreciation of African American culture and universal human values. Our Voice: Celebrating the Coretta Scott King Awards is the first retrospective of all winners and honorees since the establishment of the award in 1974. This video focuses on Jerry Pinkney, who won the CSK award 10 times between 1981 and 2014.

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