Announcement by the Coretta Scott King Committee of the American Library Association of first recipient of the Virginia Hamilton Lifetime Achievement Award.
About the Coretta Scott King – Virginia Hamilton Award for Lifetime Achievement
To recognize an African American author, illustrator, or author/illustrator for a body of his or her published books for children and/or young adults who has made a significant and lasting literary contribution.
The Award pays tribute to the late Virginia Hamilton and the quality and magnitude of her exemplary contributions through her literature and advocacy for children and youth, especially in her focus on African American life, history and consciousness. (comes via ALA website and Arnold Adoff)