About the Randolph Caldecott Medal
The Caldecott Medal was named in honor of nineteenth-century English illustrator Randolph Caldecott. It is awarded annually b the Association for Library Service to Children, a division of the American Library Association, to the artist of the most distinguisthed American picture book for children.
This year all of the TSC Elementary Schools will participate in the state-wide Young Hoosier Program. This program has three different levels; Picture Book, Intermediate, and Middle Grades. Elementary schools will read the title from the Picture Book and Middle Grades. Every elementary student, who completes the program, will be able to vote for their favorite book and be a part of awarding the Young Hoosier Award for 2017-18.
The Coretta Scott King Book Awards
This is 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. The award commemorates the life and work of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. , and honors his wife, Mrs. Coretta Scott King, for her courage and determination to continue the work for peace and world brotherhood.