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Fifty years after the publication of 'The Snowy Day' with its young African American protagonist, there's still a surprising lack of diversity in children's books.
Lovely pictures and deft prose bring history to life for young readers first encountering the Civil Rights movement, Gullah heritage, the Underground Railroad, and other chapters of the African American experience.
The Coretta Scott King Book Awards recognize African American authors and illustrators of outstanding books for children and young adults. The following titles are aptly crafted to shed light on real issues even as they engage young literary minds.
The Randolph Caldecott Medal is awarded to the most distinguished American picture book for children. These delightful 2011 winners remind readers why a picture truly is worth a thousand words.