The Children's Award-Winning Book Collection is named in honor of Eliza Hooks. She was a longtime elementary teacher in Western Kentucky. She was known for her respect of students and her love of the language arts: poetry, reading, writing, and talking.
The collection is divided into three sections:
Caldecott Award Winners
Newberry Award Winners
Other Award and Honor Books
Books in this collection are available for checkout by student and faculty of the College of Education.
Awarded to an African American author or illustrator in order to affirm new talent and to offer visibility to excellence in writing and/or illustration which otherwise might be formally unacknowledged within a given year.