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Monday — MLK, CSK

Monday is MLK’s Birithday — Celebrated, as Well As Announcement Day for the Awards So

courtesy of Nick Glass at, here is information about a free resource linked to the CSK award

The Coretta Scott King Book Award Online Curriculum Resource Center—a free, multimedia, online database for educators and families featuring more than 250 original recordings with award-winning authors and illustrators and hundreds of lesson plans. It is a great reading resource as teachers, librarians, and families plan for Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Day and Black History Month.

The resource center includes more than nine hours of originally produced audio with Coretta Scott King Book Award (CSK) authors and illustrators talking about their books in two- to three-minute clips. Searches can be executed by author, illustrator, title, grade level, and curriculum area, as well as by the year or specific Coretta Scott King Book Award citation.

In addition to free, online primary source materials (audio recordings and book readings), the collection features hundreds of lesson plans and original movies filmed in the studios of some of the award-winning authors and illustrators.

My (that is to say, Nick’s) favorite way to use this is to select "All" and then scroll through the cover images of all 231 different books that have received this great honor.