2014 Coretta Scott King Award Winner recognizing an African-American author: P.S. Be Eleven by Rita-Williams Garcia.
The Coretta Scott King Book Awards are given annually to 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. A combination of picture books and chapter books. Kadir Nelson, one of my favorites, is this year's winner.
Jacqueline Woodson (born February 12, 1963) received a B.A. in English from Adelphi University. She is a full-time writer of children’s and young adult books. She has won the Coretta Scott King Award and Newbery Honors, as well as the Margaret A. Edwards Award for lifetime achievement in writing for young adults, and the Los Angeles Times Book Prize.