2008 Coretta Scott King Awards

Medal Winners and Honor Books announced 1/14/08 . . .

  • Coretta Scott King Book Award recognizing an African American author and illustrator of outstanding books for children and young adults:

  • King Author Book Award Winner:Elijah of Buxton, written by Christopher Paul Curtis. The book is published by Scholastic.

  • Two King Author Honor Books were selected:
  • November Blues, by Sharon M. Draper, published by Atheneum Books for Young Adults
  • Twelve Rounds to Glory: The Story of Muhammad Ali, written by Charles R. Smith Jr., illustrated by Bryan Collier, published by Candlewick Press.

  • King Illustrator Book Award Winner: Let it Shine, illustrated and written by Ashley Bryan. The book is published by Atheneum Books for Young Readers.

  • Two King Illustrator Honor Books were selected:
  • The Secret Olivia Told Me, by N. Joy, illustrated by Nancy Devard, published by Just Us Books
  • Jazz On A Saturday Night, by Leo and Diane Dillon, published by Scholastic Blue Sky Press.

    Coretta Scott King/John Steptoe New Talent Author Award Winner:

  • Brendan Buckley's Universe and Everything in It, written by Sundee T. Frazier. The book is published by Delacorte Press.
  • Elijah of Buxton Cover Image
    $19.99
    ISBN: 9780439023443
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    Published: Scholastic Press - September 2007

    November Blues (The Jericho Trilogy) Cover Image
    $19.99
    ISBN: 9781416906988
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    Published: Atheneum Books for Young Readers - October 23rd, 2007

    When November Nelson loses her boyfriend, Josh, to a pledge stunt gone horribly wrong, she thinks her life can't possibly get any worse. But Josh left something behind that will change November's life forever, and now she's faced with the biggest decision she could ever imagine. How in the world will she tell her mom? And how will Josh's parents take the news? She's never needed a friend more. Jericho Prescott lost his best friend when he lost his cousin, Josh, and the pain is almost more than he can bear. His world becomes divided into "before" and "after" Josh's death. He finds the only way he can escape the emptiness he feels is to quit doing the things that made him happy when his cousin was alive, such as playing his beloved trumpet, and take up football, where he hopes the physical pain will suppress the emotional. But will hiding behind shoulder pads really help? And will his gridiron obsession prevent him from being there for his cousin's girlfriend when she needs him most? This sequel to The Battle of Jericho is a no-holds-barred look at what happens when life doesn't go as planned, by the acclaimed author of the 2007 Coretta Scott King Award winner Copper Sun.


    Twelve Rounds to Glory (12 Rounds to Glory): The Story of Muhammad Ali Cover Image
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    ISBN: 9780763616922
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    Published: Candlewick - November 13th, 2007

    Let It Shine Cover Image
    $19.99
    ISBN: 9780689847325
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    Published: Atheneum Books for Young Readers - January 9th, 2007

    Jazz on a Saturday Night Cover Image
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    ISBN: 9780590478939
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    Published: The Blue Sky Press - September 2007

    Brendan Buckley's Universe and Everything in It Cover Image
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    ISBN: 9780385734394
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    Published: Delacorte Books for Young Readers - October 9th, 2007