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The Coretta Scott King Award

The Coretta Scott King Award was established in 1969 by Glyndon Flynt Greer to commemorate the life and works of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.,and to honor Mrs. Coretta Scott King for her courage and determination in continuing to work for peace and world brotherhood. It is given to recognize African-American illustrators and authors for contributions to children's literature that promotes a better understanding and appreciation of the culture and contribution of all peoples to the realization of the American Dream.

 

Author Award 2010 Illustrator Award
Bad News for Outlaws: The Remarkable Life of Bass Reeves,Deputy U.S. Marshall, by Vaunda Micheaux Nelson My People, illustrated by Charles R. Smith, Jr., written by Langston Hughes
Author Award
2009
Illustrator Award
Book cover for Elijah of Buxton Cover of Let it Shine
The Blacker the Berry,illustrated by Floyd Cooper, written by Joyce Carol Thomas
Author Award
2008
Illustrator Award
Book cover for Elijah of Buxton
Elijah of Buxton, by Christopher Paul Curtis
Cover of Let it Shine
Let it Shine: Three Favorite Spirituals,illustrated by Ashley Bryan
Author Award

2007

Illustrator Award
shim shim
Remember: The Journey to School Integration by Toni Morrison Copper Sun
by Sharon Draper
Remember: The Journey to School Integration by Toni Morrison Moses:When Harriett Tubman Led Her People to Freedomillustrations by Kadir Nelson
written by Carole Boston Weatherford
Author Award

2006

Illustrator Award
Remember: The Journey to School Integration by Toni Morrison Day of Tears
by Julius Lester
Ellington was not a Street illustrations by Kadir Nelson; written by Ntozake Shange; Rosa illustrations by Bryan Collier written by Nikki Giovanni
Author Award

2005

Illustrator Award
Remember: The Journey to School Integration by Toni Morrison Remember: The Journey
to School Integration
by Toni Morrison
Remember: The Journey to School Integration by Toni Morrison Ellington was not a Street
illustrations by Kadir Nelson
written by Ntozake Shange
Author Award

2004

Illustrator Award
Remember: The Journey to School Integration by Toni Morrison First Part Last
by Angela Johnson
Beautiful Blackbird illustrated & written by Ashley Bryan Beautiful Blackbird
illustrated & written
by Ashley Bryan
Author Award

2003

Illustrator Award
Remember: The Journey to School Integration by Toni Morrison Bronx Masquerade
by Nikki Grimes
Talkin' About Bessie :The Story of Aviator Elizabeth Coleman illustrated & written by E. B. Lewis Talkin' About Bessie
illustrated & written
by E. B. Lewis
Author Award

2002

Illustrator Award
Remember: The Journey to School Integration by Toni Morrison The Land
by Mildred D. Taylor
Goin' Someplace Special illustrated by Jerry Pinkney; written by Patricia McKissak Goin' Someplace Special
illustrated by Jerry Pinkey
written by Patricia McKissak
Author Award

2001

Illustrator Award
Remember: The Journey to School Integration by Toni Morrison Miracle's Boys
by Jacqueline Woodson
Uptown illustrated and written by Bryan Collier Uptown
illustrated & written
by Bryan Collier
Author Award

2000

Illustrator Award
Remember: The Journey to School Integration by Toni Morrison Bud, not Buddy
by Christopher Paul Curtis
Remember: The Journey to School Integration by Toni Morrison In the Time of the Drums
illustrated by Brian Pinkney
written by Kim L. Siegelson
Author Award

1999

Illustrator Award
Remember: The Journey to School Integration by Toni Morrison Heaven
by Angela Johnson
i see the rhythm, illustrated by Michele Wood; written by Toyomi Igus i see the rhythm
illustrated by Michele Wood
written by Toyomi Igus
Author Award

1998

Illustrator Award
Forged by Fire by Sharon M. Draper Forged by Fire
by Sharon M. Draper
In Daddy’s Arms I am Tall: African Americans Celebrating Fathers, illustrated by Javaka Steptoe; written by Alan Schroeder In Daddy's Arms I am Tall :
Celebrating Fathers
illustrated by Javaka Steptoe
written by Alan Schroeder
Author Award

1997

Illustrator Award
Remember: The Journey to School Integration by Toni Morrison Slam
by Walter Dean Myers
Minty: A Story of Young Harriet Tubman, ill. by Jerry Pinkney; text by Alan Schroeder Minty:
a Story of Young Harriet Tubman
illustrated by Jerry Pinkney
written by Alan Schroeder
Author Award

1996

Illustrator Award
Remember: The Journey to School Integration by Toni Morrison Her Stories
by Virginia Hamilton
Remember: The Journey to School Integration by Toni Morrison The Middle Passage:
White Ships Black Cargo
illustrated & written
by Tom Feelings