Dewey Decibel Podcast: Telling Stories with Pictures

Coretta Scott King Book Award–winning illustrators discuss their work

June 19, 2020

In Episode 51, Dewey Decibel welcomes two winners of 2020 Coretta Scott King Book Awards for illustration to discuss their work in the lead up to the American Library Association’s Book Award Celebration on June 28.

First, American Libraries Senior Editor and Dewey Decibel host Phil Morehart speaks with James E. Ransome, author and illustrator of The Bell Rang, a 2020 Coretta Scott King Book Awards Honor Illustrator Book.

An excerpt from The Bell Rang

Next Morehart talks with April Harrison, whose illustrations in What Is Given from the Heart by the late Patricia McKissack earned her a 2020 Coretta Scott King Book Awards John Steptoe Award for New Talent for illustration.

An excerpt from What Is Given from the Heart

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Dewey Decibel Podcast: 50 Years of the CSK Book Awards

Recorded live at ALA's 2019 Annual Conference and Exhibition in Washington, D.C.

Illustration by Ekua Holmes, winner of the 2018 Coretta Scott King (CSK) Book Award for Out of Wonder: Poems Celebrating Poets.Reproduced by permission of the publisher, Candlewick Press, Somerville, Massachusetts

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