Coretta Scott King Book Award Resources


Audio, video, lesson plans & more available for free at Teaching Here’s more from TeachingBook’s founder, Nick Glass:

A few weeks ago I posted a request for a few hard-to-find cover images of books that were recognized by the Coretta Scott King Book Award. Needless to say, ALSC colleagues came through — generously scanning and emailing these images to me.  Thanks!  From the link below you can now browse through a database that has cover images of all 231 books that have ever been recognized by the Coretta Scott King Book Award in its 40 years of existence.

Besides the book covers, though, are over 250 new, original audio recordings with as many of the recipients that we could reach — as well as a collection of all online resources about these books, authors, and illustrators.  All of this is completely free to use, share, and link to.

From our announcement at ALA when we launched this resource, “The Coretta Scott King Book Award Curriculum Resource Center contains more than eight hours of originally produced audio with award-winning authors and illustrators, presented in accessible, two- to three-minute clips. Searches can be executed by author, illustrator, title, grade level, and curriculum area, as well as by the year or specific Coretta Scott King Book Award citation.

In addition to free, online primary source materials (audio recordings and book readings), the collection features hundreds of lesson plans and original movies filmed in the studios of some of the award-winning authors and illustrators.

Among the more than 250 recordings are Dr. Maya Angelou and George Ford-two of the first recipients of the award in the early 1970s-as well as Dr. Toni Morrison, Walter Dean Myers, Kadir Nelson, Faith Ringgold, and Jacqueline Woodson, some of the most famous and successful recipients.

This Curriculum Resource Center was created by with the support of the Coretta Scott King Book Award 40th Anniversary Public Awareness Campaign Committee. Special thanks to the committee and the co-chairs Andrea Davis Pinkney and Deborah Taylor. Thanks to Satia Orange and Isaac Tufvesson at the American Library Association’s Office for Literacy and Outreach Services.



About the Author:

Mary Burkey is an independent library consultant in Columbus (OH). An enthusiastic audiophile, she has served on all four of ALA's audiobook award committees as well as the Audies. In addition to writing the "Voices in My Head" column for Booklist, she is the author of Audiobooks for Youth: A Practical Guide to Sound Literature (ALA, 2013). Follow her on Twitter at @mburkey.

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  1.' Mary Ann says:

    oh, fantastic resource! thank you Mary for sharing this.

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