First day back to work after the holidays. My full-time job is at the newspaper. Guess I should be more concerned about my present assignment; creating a map of north Austin, locating the newest extended stay condos....BLECH!
My mind goes to all the talented African American children's book illustrators. How will I ever get a Coretta Scott King Illustration award with competition like Frank Morrison, Kadir Nelson and Bryan Collier? Not to lament, but to celebrate! Here's my predictions for the 2005 Coretta Scott King Award to be announced at the American Library Association's 2005 Midwinter Meeting, January 14-19.
Sure as Sunrise: Stories of Bruh Rabbit, illustrated by me, of course
Ellington Was Not a Street,
illustrated by Kadir Nelson
Sweet Music in Harlem,
illustrated by Frank Morrison
John's Secret Dreams: The Life of John Lennon, illustrated by Bryan Collier
Other nice ones:
Jump! From the Life of Michael Jordan,
illustrated by Floyd Cooper
A very Coretta Scott King-ish type of book
Coretta Scott King award recipients are authors and illustrators of African descent whose distinguished books promote an understanding and appreciation of the "American Dream." I'm more into the illustration side of things, so I won't make any author predictions