Annal: 2010 Coretta Scott King Illustrator Award

Results of the Coretta Scott King Book Awards in the year 2010.

Book:My People (Langston Hughes)

My People

Langston Hughes, Charles R. Smith Jr.

Langston Hughes’s spare yet eloquent tribue to his people has been cherished for generations. Now, acclaimed photographer Charles R. Smith Jr. interprets this beloved poem in vivid sepia photographs that capture the glory, the beauty, and the soul of being a black American today.

Book:The Negro Speaks of Rivers

The Negro Speaks of Rivers

Langston Hughes, E.B. Lewis

Langston Hughes has long been acknowledged as the voice, and his poem, The Negro Speaks of Rivers, the song, of the Harlem Renaissance. Although he was only seventeen when he composed it, Hughes already had the insight to capture in words the strength and courage of black people in America.

Artist E.B. Lewis acts as interpreter and visionary, using watercolor to pay tribute to Hughes’s timeless poem, a poem that every child deserves to know.

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