Coretta Scott King Book Awards

About the Coretta Scott King Book Awards
Designed to commemorate the life and works of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. and to honor Mrs. Coretta Scott King for her courage and determination to continue the work for peace, the Coretta Scott King Book Awards annually recognize outstanding books for young adults and children by African American authors and illustrators that reflect the African American experience.  Further, the Award encourages the artistic expression of the black experience via literature and the graphic arts in biographical, social, and historical treatments by African American authors and illustrators.

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NameTitleYear
In Plain SightIn Plain Sight2017 - Honor
Freedom Over Me: Eleven Slaves, Their Lives and Dreams Brought to Life by Ashley BryanFreedom Over Me: Eleven Slaves, Their Lives and Dreams Brought to Life by Ashley Bryan2017 - Honor
Freedom in Congo SquareFreedom in Congo Square2017 - Honor
Radiant Child: The Story of Young Artist Jean-Michel BasquiatRadiant Child: The Story of Young Artist Jean-Michel Basquiat2017 - Winner
Freedom Over Me: Eleven Slaves, Their Lives and Dreams Brought to Life by Ashley BryanAuthor - Freedom Over Me2017 - Honor
As Brave as YouAs Brave as You2017 - Honor
March: Book ThreeMarch: Book Three2017 - Winner
Trombone Shorty2016 - Winner
Gone Crazy in Alabama2016 - Winner
The CrossoverThe Crossover2015 - Honor
Brown Girl DreamingBrown Girl Dreaming by Jacqueline Woodson2015 - Winner
FirebirdFirebird illustrated by Christopher Myers, written by Misty Copeland2015 - Winner
When I Was the GreatestWhen I Was the Greatest2015 - Winner
Little Melba and Her Big TromboneLittle Melba and Her Big Trombone2015 - Honor
How I Discovered PoetryHow I Discovered Poetry2015 - Honor
How It Went DownHow It Went Down2015 - Honor
JOSEPHINE: The Dazzling Life of Josephine BakerJOSEPHINE: The Dazzling Life of Josephine Baker2015 - Honor
March: Book OneMarch: Book One2014 - Honor
Nelson MandelaNelson Mandela2014 - Honor
Knock Knock: My Dad's Dream for MeKnock knock2014 - Winner
P.S. Be ElevenP.S. Be Eleven2014 - Winner
Darius & TwigDarius & Twig2014 - Honor
Words with WingsWords with Wings2014 - Honor
I Have a Dream: Martin Luther King, Jr.I Have a Dream2013 - Honor
Ellen’s BroomEllen’s Broom2013 - Honor
H. O. R. S. E.H. O. R. S. E.2013 - Honor
I, Too, Am AmericaI, Too, Am America2013 - Winner
No Crystal Stair: A Documentary Novel of the Life and Work of Lewis Michaux, Harlem BooksellerNo Crystal Stair2013 - Honor
Each KindnessEach Kindness2013 - Honor
Hand in Hand: Ten Black Men Who Changed AmericaHand in Hand: Ten Black Men Who Changed America2013 - Winner
Nelson, KadirHeart and Soul: The Story of America and African Americans2012 - Winner
McKissack, Patricia C.Never Forgotten2012 - Honor
Dillon, LeoNever Forgotten2012 - Honor
Dillon, DianeNever Forgotten2012 - Honor
Greenfield, EloiseThe Great Migration: Journey to the North2012 - Honor
Gilchrist, Jan SpiveyThe Great Migration: Journey to the North2012 - Honor
Nelson, KadirHeart and Soul: The Story of America and African Americans2012 - Honor
Evans, Shane W.Underground: Finding the Light to Freedom2012 - Winner
Myers, Walter DeanLockdown2011 - Honor
Steptoe, JavakaJimi Sounds Like a Rainbow: A Story of the Young Jimi Hendrix2011 - Honor
Golio, GaryJimi Sounds Like a Rainbow: A Story of the Young Jimi Hendrix2011 - Honor
Hill, Laban CarrickDave the Potter: Artist, Poet, Slave2011 - Winner
Collier, BryanDave the Potter: Artist, Poet, Slave2011 - Winner
DuBurke, RandyYummy: The Last Days of a Southside Shorty2011 - Honor
Neri, G.Yummy: The Last Days of a Southside Shorty2011 - Honor
Rhodes, Jewell ParkerNinth Ward2011 - Honor
Williams-Garcia, RitaOne Crazy Summer2011 - Winner
Hughes, LangstonThe Negro Speaks of Rivers2010 - Honor
Hughes, LangstonMy People2010 - Winner
Smith, Charles R.My People2010 - Winner
Nelson, Vaunda MicheauxBad News for Outlaws: The Remarkable Life of Bass Reeves, Deputy U.S. Marshall2010 - Winner
Lewis, E.B.The Negro Speaks of Rivers2010 - Honor
Davis, Tanita S.Mare's War2010 - Honor
Weatherford, Carole BostonBecoming Billie Holiday2009 - Honor
Lewis, E.B.Keeping the Night Watch2009 - Honor
Cooper, FloydThe Blacker the Berry2009 - Winner
Cooper, FloydBecoming Billie Holiday2009 - Honor
Nelson, KadirWe Are the Ship: The Story of Negro League Baseball2009 - Winner
Smith, Hope AnitaKeeping the Night Watch2009 - Honor
Thomas, Joyce CarolThe Blacker the Berry2009 - Honor
Qualls, SeanBefore John Was a Jazz Giant2009 - Honor
Cooper, FloydThe Blacker the Berry2009 - Honor
Thomas, Joyce CarolThe Blacker the Berry2009 - Winner
Nelson, KadirWe Are the Ship: The Story of Negro League Baseball2009 - Winner
Weatherford, Carole BostonBefore John Was a Jazz Giant2009 - Honor
Pinkney, JerryThe Moon Over Star2009 - Honor
Aston, Dianna HuttsThe Moon Over Star2009 - Honor
Nelson, KadirWe Are the Ship: The Story of Negro League Baseball2009 - Honor
2008 Coretta scott king book awards 2008 - Selection
2007 corretta scott king book awards2007 - Selection
2006 coretta scott king book awards2006 - Selection
2005 coretta scott king book awards2005 - Selection
2004 coretta scott king book awards2004 - Selection
Motown and Didi (Viking, 1984)Motown and Didi (Viking, 1984)1985 - Winner