Coretta Scott King Awards

The Coretta Scott King Book Awards are 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.  
Unspeakable: The Tulsa Race Massacre Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9781541581203
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Published: Carolrhoda Books (R) - February 2nd, 2021

2022 Author Award Winner

2022 Illustrator Award Winner


Home Is Not a Country Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9780593177051
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Published: Make Me a World - March 2nd, 2021

2022 Author Award Honor


Revolution in Our Time: The Black Panther Party’s Promise to the People Cover Image
$24.99
ISBN: 9781536214185
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Published: Candlewick - November 8th, 2021

2022 Author Award Honor


The People Remember Cover Image
By Ibi Zoboi, Loveis Wise (Illustrator)
$19.99
ISBN: 9780062915641
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Published: Balzer + Bray - September 28th, 2021

2022 Author Award Honor


Nina: A Story of Nina Simone Cover Image
By Traci N. Todd, Christian Robinson (Illustrator)
$18.99
ISBN: 9781524737283
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Published: G.P. Putnam's Sons Books for Young Readers - September 28th, 2021

2022 Illustrator Award Honor


We Wait for the Sun Cover Image
By Katie McCabe, Raissa Figueroa (Illustrator)
$18.99
ISBN: 9781250229021
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Published: Roaring Brook Press - February 9th, 2021

2022 Illustrator Award Honor


Soul Food Sunday Cover Image
By Winsome Bingham, C. G. Esperanza (Illustrator)
$17.99
ISBN: 9781419747717
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Published: Abrams Books for Young Readers - November 16th, 2021

2022 Illustrator Award Honor


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Me (Moth) Cover Image
$18.99
ISBN: 9781250780362
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Published: Feiwel & Friends - August 17th, 2021

John Steptoe New Talent Author Award


Before the Ever After Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9780399545436
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Published: Nancy Paulsen Books - September 1st, 2020

2021 Author Award Winner


All the Days Past, All the Days to Come Cover Image
$11.99
ISBN: 9780425288085
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Published: Penguin Books - January 5th, 2021

2021 Author Award Honor


King and the Dragonflies Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9781338129335
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Published: Scholastic Press - February 4th, 2020

2021 Author Award Honor


Lifting as We Climb: Black Women's Battle for the Ballot Box Cover Image
$19.99
ISBN: 9780451481542
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Published: Viking Books for Young Readers - April 21st, 2020

2021 Author Award Honor


RESPECT: Aretha Franklin, the Queen of Soul Cover Image
$18.99
ISBN: 9781534452282
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Published: Atheneum Books for Young Readers - August 25th, 2020

2021 Illustrator Award Winner


Magnificent Homespun Brown: A Celebration Cover Image
$16.95
ISBN: 9780884487975
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Published: Tilbury House Publishers - January 7th, 2020

2021 Illustrator Award Honor


Exquisite: The Poetry and Life of Gwendolyn Brooks Cover Image
By Suzanne Slade, Cozbi A. Cabrera (Illustrator)
$17.99
ISBN: 9781419734113
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Published: Abrams Books for Young Readers - April 7th, 2020

2021 Illustrator Award Honor


Me & Mama Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9781534454217
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Published: Denene Millner Books/Simon & Schuster Books f - August 25th, 2020

2021 Illustrator Award Honor


Legendborn (The Legendborn Cycle) Cover Image
$19.99
ISBN: 9781534441606
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Published: Margaret K. McElderry Books - September 15th, 2020

John Steptoe New Talent Author Award