Coretta Scott King - Virginia Hamilton Award for Lifetime Achievement

About the Coretta Scott King - Virginia Hamilton Award for Lifetime Achievement To recognize an African American author, illustrator, or author/illustrator for a body of his or her published books for children and/or young adults who has made a significant and lasting literary contribution.The Award pays tribute to the late Virginia Hamilton and the quality and magnitude of her exemplary contributions through her literature and advocacy for children and youth, especially in her focus on African American life, history and consciousness. 

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2018 Winner(s)

Eloise Greenfield

Eloise Greenfield was born in Parmele, North Carolina, and currently resides in Washington, D.C. Early in life, she discovered a love of reading and writing and realized there were few books that showed the fullness of African American life. She published her first book in 1972 and went on to write and publish more than 40 books. From “Honey, I Love”to“The Great Migration,” this multiple award-winning author has captivated audiences through the years.