Coinciding with the fortieth anniversary of the Coretta Scott King Award, this one-of-a-kind volume gathers together the best of the best in African American children's literature with
•Comprehensive coverage of the award winning books
•Biographical profiles that introduce the creative artists and illustrators
•Color plates that give a vital sense of the story and art
•A new subject index ideal for curriculum planning
In honor of the special anniversary, celebrated poet Arnold Adoff has written a commemorative poem, "of course," included in this book. Excellent for curriculum planning, collection development, and reference, this is a must-have for every library.