Saturday, January 1, 2011

2010 MOCK CSK Book Award Nominations

It's that time of year again - time to guess who might win an annual author or illustrator Coretta Scott King Book Award or Honor. The real awards will be unveiled in just a few short weeks. Serving on this year's actual committee are: Dr. Jonda C. McNair, Jury Chair, Dr. Lesley Colabucci, Washington, D.C. Children's Librarian Eboni Curry, Dr. Cora Dunkley, Diane Foote of Chicago, Debby Gold of Ohio, and Karen Lemmons of Detroit, MI.

Kyra's 2011 Mock CSK Book Award Lists - AUTHORS

Mock 2011 Author Book Award Winner: One Crazy Summer by Rita Williams-Garcia

Mock 2011 Author Honor Winners:

Mock 2011 New Author Award - between two!

  • Ruth and the Green Book by Calvin Alexander Ramsey. I have to admit, I thought the Green Book was what used to hold the S&H Green Stamps! Just love learning about new aspects of history!
  • Eight-Grade Super-Zero by Olugbemisloa Rhuday-Perkovich. Hopefully, the start of a series.
Kyra's 2011 Mock CSK Book Award Lists - ILLUSTRATORS

MOCK 2011 Illustrator Award - Javaka Steptoe for Jimi Sounds Like a Rainbow: A Story of the Young Jimi Hendrix

MOCK 2011 Illustrator Honors:
As always, I wonder if those who have self-published children's and young adult books have taken the time and effort to complete an application to be considered for the 2011 awards. I wonder if a graphic novel will indeed win an award... or if an e-book only will win an award.

To read other predicitions for the 2011 CSK Book Awards, visit the Brown Book Shelf blog or the discussion at the Allen County Public Library in Fort Wayne, Indiana Mock CSK Book Award blog. Or, you can simply leave your comments here! Who do you think should be on the winners' lists?! Enjoy!


Vanessa Brantley Newton said...

I think you are right about all of them he he he! This is wonderful. I loved,"The Place Where Hurricanes Happen" The illustrations done by Sharda Strickland are fabulous. I think Sharda is in for another award for best illustrator. She is so talented. i now have a list of great books to add to the library as well. Happy New Year to you.

DNLee said...

This is a great list of children's books. I love to read children's lit and share with others. They all seem like great titles.

Thanks for sharing. I appreciate it.

Audrey said...

What a terrific list. I especially hope you're right about 8th Grade Superzero. Books don't get much better than that one!

Susan T. said...

Loved Ninth Ward! I have to read some more on your list!

MissA said...

I too hope 8th Grade Superzero is the start of a series (more Ruthie! And Reggie :) oh and Joe C, haha) and I really really really want Olgubemisola to win the new author award.

I'm predicting One Crazy Summer to win as well but I would be thrilled if Ninth Ward won. I like them both (but I lean more towards Ninth Ward). Yummy deserves to be at least honored as well. This was a good year for books by Black authors in kid lit :)

It's nice that there are a few non-historicals in the running

jan godown annino said...

Love the speculative posts you create Kyra.
I have read (& own at least one) other p.b. on Wangaari Mathai, plus the bio of her for adults so I'm a shoo-in for her story.

What about ZORA AND ME, which invents a likely childhood companion in Eatonville for a young Zora Neale Hurston.

And, here is my favorite line in the brilliant recipe theme, from SIT-IN's fold-out spread pages (which I was pleased to buy at the NCTE conference in Orlando):
"It was served to them exactly how they wanted it - well done."

My favorite image from SIT-IN is of the brave students practicing peace while others showed hatred - so powerful together the words & image.
Good luck to everyone -mock or not!

MotherReader said...

I'm pulling for Ruth and the Green Book for something - any of the awards would be appropriate. It's wonderfully written and illustrated, but what gets me most about the book is that it taught me something I'd never heard of before.