Celebrating 50 Years of the Coretta Scott King Book Awards with Sharon Draper

Special Family Event
Celebrating 50 Years of the Coretta Scott King Book Awards with Sharon Draper
Sharon Draper
Sat, April 6th, 2019 | 3:00 pm


Please note: This event is FREE with Museum Admission. We strongly encourage families to purchase Museum Admission tickets in advance as space is limited. Any remaining, day-of tickets will be issued to Museum visitors on a first come-first, served basis.   

Recommended for ages 8 and up

Join legendary author and five-time Coretta Scott King Book Award-winner Sharon Draper to celebrate the 50th anniversary of this landmark book award that honors “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.” Draper will talk about her incredible career as a writer and the impact the award has had on her. She will also lead a short writing exercise with attendees, answer audience questions, and sign books. Don’t miss this chance to meet and write with a literary giant!

Read Sharon Draper's Books!

This event is produced in partnership with the American Library Association’s Coretta Scott King Book Awards, a committee of the Ethnic and Multicultural Information Exchange Round Table. 

The Coretta Scott King Book Awards seal image and award name are solely and exclusively owned by the American Library Association

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