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Literature: Award Winners
These sites are about children’s and young adult’s literature awards. Includes information about several awards such as the Newbery, Caldecott, Coretta Scott King, Pura Belpre, Michael L. Printz, Best Books for Young Adults, and more. Learn about the history of the awards and see the winners from the current and previous years. eThemes on the Show Me, Building Block, Gateway,Truman and Mark Twain award winners are included.
Information about this award for authors and illustrators of African descent whose distinguished books promote an understanding and appreciation of the "American Dream." You can read about the previous winners and the history of this award.
Information about this award given to a Latino/Latina writer and illustrator whose work best portrays, affirms, and celebrates the Latino cultural experience in an outstanding work of literature for children and youth. You can read about the previous winners and what the award is all about.
Use these websites which complement the picture books that are nominated for the "Show Me" book award. You will find sites for the animal celebrities(Nubs and Dewey), sites that deal with getting along(Peace Week), websites of Long Meadow Rescue Ranch(Twist of Fate) and Hazel Ridge Farm(Itsy Bitsy). Swimming safety tips (Testing the Water) and historical sites on segregation (Finding Lincoln) are provided. All of the "Show Me" nominees are highlighted with a site.
Author interviews, book trailers, and discussion activites are provided to promote the Truman Readers Award. Extension activities are given as well as interactives for several of the nominees. Contact information may be useful for students wanting to write to a particular author.
The websites will lead you to information about the authors and illustrators for the Missouri Building Block Nominees for 2011. The activities provided will encourage creative lessons involving the nominated books.
Use the links to the Mark Twain Award Nominees to promote the books with students. A Prezi presentation provides an overview of all the titles. Discussion questions, extension activities, and book trailers are available. Biographical information on the authors and writing will inspire students.