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.

Administered by:

 Coretta Scott King Book Awards (CSKBART) logo

Illustrator Award

2013 Winner(s)

I, Too, Am America

Illustrated by Bryan Collier, written by Langston Hughes, and published by Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers, an imprint of Simon & Schuster Children’s Publishing Division

2013 Honor(s)

Ellen’s Broom
Illustrated by Daniel Minter, written by Kelly Starling Lyons, and published by G. P. Putnam’s Sons, a division of Penguin Young Readers Group

H. O. R. S. E.
Illustrated and written by Christopher Myers and published by Egmont USA

I Have a Dream: Martin Luther King, Jr.
Illustrated by Kadir Nelson, written by Martin Luther King, Jr., and published by Schwartz & Wade Books, an imprint of Random House Children’s Books, a division of Random House, Inc.

Author Award

2013 Winner(s)

Hand in Hand: Ten Black Men Who Changed America

Written by Andrea Davis Pinkney, illustrated by Brian Pinkney, and published by Disney/Jump at the Sun Books, an imprint of Disney Book Group

2013 Honor(s)

Each Kindness
Written by Jacqueline Woodson, illustrated by E. B. Lewis, and published by Nancy Paulsen Books, a division of Penguin Young Readers Group

No Crystal Stair: A Documentary Novel of the Life and Work of Lewis Michaux, Harlem Bookseller
Written by Vaunda Micheaux Nelson, illustrated by R. Gregory Christie, and published by Carolrhoda Lab, an imprint of Carolrhoda Books, a division of Lerner Publishing Group, Inc.