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Book awards: Coretta Scott King Award

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Works (83)

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Beat the Story-Drum, Pum-Pum (Aladdin Books) by Ashley BryanIllustrator
March (Trilogy Slipcase Set) by John Lewis
Martin Luther King, Jr.: Man of Peace by Lillie PattersonAuthor, 1970
Black Troubador: Langston Hughes by Charlemae Hill RollinsAuthor, 1971
Seventeen Black Artists by Elton C. FaxAuthor, 1972
I Never Had It Made: An Autobiography of Jackie Robinson by Jackie RobinsonAuthor, 1973
Ray Charles by Sharon Bell MathisAuthor, 1974
The Legend of Africania by Dorothy W. RobinsonAuthor, 1975
Duey's Tale by Pearl BaileyAuthor, 1976
The Story of Stevie Wonder by James HaskinsAuthor, 1977
Africa Dream by Eloise GreenfieldAuthor, 1978
Escape To Freedom: A Play About Young Frederick Douglass (Puffin books) by Ossie DavisAuthor, 1979
The Young Landlords by Walter Dean MyersAuthor, 1980
This Life by Sidney PoitierAuthor, 1981
Let the Circle Be Unbroken by Mildred D. TaylorAuthor, 1982
Sweet Whispers, Brother Rush by Virginia HamiltonAuthor, 1983
Everett Anderson's Goodbye by Lucille CliftonAuthor, 1984
Motown and Didi by Walter Dean MyersAuthor, 1985
The Patchwork Quilt by Valerie FlournoyIllustrator, 1986
The People Could Fly: American Black Folktales by Virginia HamiltonAuthor, 1986
Justin and the Best Biscuits in the World by Mildred Pitts WalterAuthor, 1987
The Friendship by Mildred D. TaylorAuthor, 1988
Fallen Angels by Walter Dean MyersAuthor, 1989
Mirandy and Brother Wind by Patricia McKissackIllustrator, 1989
A Long Hard Journey: The Story of the Pullman Porter by Pat McKissackAuthor, 1990
Aïda by Leontyne PriceIllustrator, 1991
The Road to Memphis by Mildred D. TaylorAuthor, 1991
Now is Your Time! : The African-American Struggle for Freedom by Walter Dean MyersAuthor, 1992
Tar Beach by Faith Ringgold1992
The Dark-Thirty: Southern Tales of the Supernatural by Patricia C. MckissackAuthor, 1993
Soul Looks Back in Wonder by Tom FeelingsIllustrator, 1994
Toning The Sweep by Angela JohnsonAuthor, 1994
Christmas in the Big House, Christmas in the Quarters by Patricia C. MckissackAuthor, 1995
Her Stories: African American Folktales, Fairy Tales, and True Tales by Virginia HamiltonAuthor, 1996
The Middle Passage: White Ships/Black Cargo by Tom FeelingsIllustrator, 1996
Slam! by Walter Dean MyersAuthor, 1997
Forged By Fire by Sharon M. DraperAuthor, 1998
Heaven by Angela JohnsonAuthor, 1999
I See the Rhythm by Toyomi IgusIllustrator, 1999
Adam Canfield of the Dash by Michael Winerip2000
Bud, Not Buddy by Christopher Paul CurtisAuthor, 2000
In the Time of the Drums by Kim L. SiegelsonIllustrator, 2000
The Orphan Of Ellis Island (Time Travel Adventures) by Elvira Woodruff2000
Miracle's Boys by Jacqueline WoodsonAuthor, 2001
Uptown by Bryan CollierIllustrator, 2001
The Land by Mildred D. TaylorAuthor, 2002
Bronx Masquerade by Nikki GrimesAuthor, 2003
Talkin' about Bessie: The Story of Aviator Elizabeth Coleman by Nikki GrimesIllustrator, 2003
Beautiful Blackbird by Ashley BryanIllustrator, 2004
The First Part Last by Angela JohnsonAuthor, 2004
Ellington Was Not a Street by Ntozake ShangeIllustrator, 2005
Remember: The Journey to School Integration by Toni MorrisonAuthor, 2005
Day of Tears by Julius LesterAuthor, 2006
Rosa by Nikki GiovanniIllustrator, 2006
Copper Sun by Sharon M. DraperAuthor, 2007
Moses: When Harriet Tubman Led Her People to Freedom by Carole Boston WeatherfordIllustrator, 2007
Elijah of Buxton by Christopher Paul CurtisAuthor, 2008
Let it Shine: Three Favorite Spirituals by Ashley BryanIllustrator, 2008
Bird by Zetta ElliottJohn Steptoe New Talent Award, 2009
The Blacker the Berry: Poems by Joyce Carol ThomasIllustrator, 2009
We Are the Ship: The Story of Negro League Baseball by Kadir NelsonAuthor, 2009
Bad News for Outlaws: The Remarkable Life of Bass Reeves, Deputy U. S. Marshal by Vaunda Micheaux NelsonAuthor, 2010
My People by Langston HughesIllustrator, 2010
Dave the Potter: Artist, Poet, Slave by Laban Carrick HillIllustrator, 2011
One Crazy Summer by Rita Williams-GarciaAuthor, 2011
Heart and Soul: The Story of America and African Americans by Kadir NelsonAuthor, 2012
Underground: Finding the Light to Freedom by Shane W. EvansIllustrator, 2012
Hand in Hand: Ten Black Men Who Changed America (Coretta Scott King Award - Author Winner Title(s)) by Andrea PinkneyAuthor, 2013
I, Too, Am America by Langston HughesIllustrator, 2013
Knock Knock: My Dad's Dream for Me by Daniel BeatyIllustrator, 2014
P.S. Be Eleven by Rita Williams-GarciaAuthor, 2014
Brown Girl Dreaming by Jacqueline WoodsonAuthor, 2015
Firebird by Misty CopelandIllustrator, 2015
Gone Crazy in Alabama by Rita Williams-GarciaAuthor, 2016
Trombone Shorty by Troy AndrewsIllustrator, 2016
March: Book Three by John LewisAuthor, 2017
Radiant Child: The Story of Young Artist Jean-Michel Basquiat by Javaka SteptoeIllustrator, 2017
Out of Wonder: Poems Celebrating Poets by Kwame AlexanderIllustrator, 2018
Piecing Me Together by Renée WatsonAuthor, 2018
A Few Red Drops: The Chicago Race Riot of 1919 by Claire HartfieldAuthor, 2019
The Stuff of Stars by Marion Dane BauerIllustrator, 2019
New Kid by Jerry CraftAuthor, 2020
The Undefeated by Kwame AlexanderIllustrator, 2020

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The Coretta Scott King Award is an annual award presented by the American Library Association (ALA). Named for Coretta Scott King, wife of Martin Luther King, Jr., this award recognizes outstanding African American authors and illustrators. The book must be about the African American experience, and be written for a youth audience (high school or below).

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