Annal: 2011 Coretta Scott King Illustrator Award

Results of the Coretta Scott King Book Awards in the year 2011.

Book:Dave the Potter: Artist, Poet, Slave

Dave the Potter: Artist, Poet, Slave

Laban Carrick Hill, Bryan Collier

To us
it is just dirt,
the ground we walk on…
But to Dave
it was clay,
the plain and basic stuff
upon which he formed a life
as a slave nearly 200 years ago.…[more]
Book:Jimi Sounds Like a Rainbow

Jimi Sounds Like a Rainbow: A Story of the Young Jimi Hendrix

Gary Golio, Javaka Steptoe

Jimi Hendrix was many things: a superstar, a rebel, a hero, an innovator. But first, he was a boy named Jimmy who loved to draw and paint and listen to records. A boy who played air guitar with a broomstick and longed for a real guitar of his own. A boy who asked himself a question: Could someone paint pictures with sound?

This a story of a talented child who learns to see, hear, and interpret the world around him in his own unique way. It is also a story of a determined kid with a vision, who worked hard to become a devoted and masterful artist. Jimi Hendrix—a groundbreaking performer whose music shook the very foundations of rock ‘n’ roll.

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