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The Coretta Scott King Book Awards are given annually to outstanding African American authors and illustrators of books for children and young adults that demonstrate an appreciation of African American culture and universal human values.  The award commemorates the life and work of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., and honors his wife, Mrs. Coretta Scott King, for her courage and determination to continue the work for peace and world brotherhood.
The Newbery Medal was named for eighteenth-century British bookseller John Newbery. It is awarded annually by the Association for Library Service to Children, a division of the American Library Association, to the author of the most distinguished contribution to American literature for children.
The Rebecca Caudill Young Readers' Book Award is an annual award given to the author of the book voted most outstanding by students in grades four through eight in participating Illinois schools.  The award is named in honor of Rebecca Caudill who lived and wrote in Urbana, Illinois, for nearly 50 years. Ten of these twenty nominated books are used for the District 202 Battle of the Books competition.
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Do you have an idea for a book that you think should be purchased for the IJMS library? Click here and fill out this book recommendation form.


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