Coretta Scott King Book Award Winnners 2014





P.S. Be Eleven by Rita Williams-Garcia

Knock Knock: My Dad’s Dream for Me illustrated by Bryan Collier


Rita Williams-Garcia is the author of the Newbery Honor-winning novel One Crazy Summer, is also a winner of the Coretta Scott King award, a National Book Award finalist, and the Scott O’Dell Award for Historical Fiction. P.S. Be Eleven is the continuation of the story of the Gaither sisters who return to Brooklyn after a summer spent with their mother in Oakland, California .  Delphine, Vonetta and Fern are growing up in the ’60’s, a decade of rapid change.

Bryan Collier, illustrator of Knock knock: my dad’s dream for me brings to life Daniel Beaty’s powerful story of a son’s longing for his absent father. With his distinctive watercolor and collage technique, Collier captures the nuances of the urban setting and the son’s journey to manhood.