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Coretta Scott King Award

John Steptoe Award for New Talent: Recipients

2007

2006

2005

2004

2003

2002

1999

1997

1995

John Steptoe Award for New Talent

Purpose

The award is established 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 within the structure of the two awards given annually by the Coretta Scott King Task Force.

Criteria

The criteria for eligibility will be the same as those for the writing and illustration awards, with the exception that the winner(s)' published works cannot exceed three in number. An author or illustrator who has already received or has just been selected to win one of the Coretta Scott King Awards in the current year is not eligible for the John Steptoe Award for New Talent. An author may receive this award one time.

One award will be presented annually for text or illustrations. The Committee may choose to select one book for writing and a second book for illustration. The award need not be given if the committee so decides in a particular year.

John Steptoe Award Recipients

2007

Standing against the Wind book cover

Traci L. Jones, for Standing Against the Wind

2006

Jimi & Me book cover

Jaime Adoff, Jimi & Me

2005

Miss Violet and Me cover image

Author: Barbara Hathaway for Missy Violet and Me
(Houghton Mifflin)

Image

Illustrator: Frank Morrison for Jazzy Miz Mozetta, written by Brenda C. Roberts (Farrar Straus Giroux)

2004

The Way a Door Closes cover image

Author: Hope Anita Smith for The Way a Door Closes, illustrated by Shane W. Evans (Henry Holt)

My Family Plays Music cover image

Illustrator: Elbrite Brown for My Family Plays Music, written by Judy Cox (Holiday House)

2003

Chill Wind book cover

Author: Janet McDonald for Chill Wind
(Frances Foster Books/Farrar, Straus and Giroux)

The Moon Ring book cover

Illustrator: Randy DuBurke for The Moon Ring
(Chronicle Books)

2002

Illustrator: Jerome Lagarrigue for Freedom Summer, written by Deborah Wiles

2001

No award presented.

2000

No award presented.

1999

Illustrator: Eric Velasquez for The Piano Man, written by Debbie Chocolate (Walker)

Author: Sharon Flake for The Skin I'm In (Jump at the Sun/Hyperion)

1998

No award presented.

1997

Another Way to Dance by Martha Southgate (Delacorte)

1996

No award presented.

1995

Tears of a Tiger by Sharon Draper (Simon & Schuster)

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