Coretta Scott King - John Steptoe Award for New Talent

About the Coretta Scott King - John Steptoe Award for New Talent
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 Book Awards Committee.
 
These books affirm new talent and offer visibility to excellence in writing or illustration at the beginning of a career as a published book creator.

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2004 Winner(s)

My Family Plays Music

Illustrated by Elbrite Brown, written by Judy Cox, and published by Holiday House

The Way a Door Closes

Written by Hope Anita Smith, illustrated by Shane W. Evans, and published by Henry Holt