Named for picture book writer/illustrator John Steptoe, this award is given by the Coretta Scott King Task Force. It acknowledges books by new African-American talent such as Steptoe who published his first book at age 19. The award offers visibility to excellence in writing or illustration at the beginning of a career as a published book creator. Since it is given to new talent, it may not be awarded every year. When it is presented it may go to an author and/or an illustrator. Honor books for this award may be found on the American Library association’s website under Awards & Grants:
Few libraries will have all the books you need at the time you need them.
The Other Libraries link on the UALR Ottenheimer Library Web site helps you locate books in area libraries. Select a library from the list and search their online catalog for the book you want.