The Coretta Scott King Awards Book Fair

h1 October 16th, 2014 by jules

Ever heard of the Coretta Scott King Awards Book Fair? I hadn’t either till I took my children to one of these fairs in Nashville a few months back.

Today at Kirkus, I talk to the Fair’s organizer, Collette Hopkins. She’s pictured above (second from the left) at this year’s Fair with Angelica Washington, author Sharon Draper, storyteller Mama Koku, and illustrator R. Gregory Christie. Collette talks about what the Fair is and how interested teachers and librarians can bring it to their city.

That link is here.

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Image used with permission of Collette Hopkins.

2 comments to “The Coretta Scott King Awards Book Fair”

  1. Hello, I just read the article about the CSK Awards Fair in Kirkus. Thank you for taking the time to highlight an aspect of children’s lit that is too often overlooked–the contributions of African-American writers and illustrators to the genre. Our fabulously multicultural nation deserve more coverage like yours!

  2. JULES. Thank you so much for writing this up for KIRKUS, of all places, where the signal can be boosted even higher. WHO KNEW. WHO KNEW!?!?

    I’m telling you, you Southern people have the BEST book fairs – from Texas to points East. Good stuff.

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