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Coretta Scott King Awards
Taylor, Pinkney win 2002 Coretta Scott King Awards
(New Orleans) - Mildred D. Taylor, author of "The Land," and Jerry Pinkney, illustrator of "Goin' Someplace Special," are the 2002 winners of the Coretta Scott King Awards honoring African-American authors and illustrators of outstanding books for children and young adults. Jerome Lagarrigue, author of "Freedom Summer" was recognized with the Coretta Scott King/ John Steptoe New Talent Award. The announcements were made January 21 during the American Library Association (ALA) Midwinter Meeting in New Orleans.
The Coretta Scott King Awards are administered by the Coretta Scott King Task Force of the ALA's Social Responsibilities Round Table.