Children's Literature Legacy Award

About the Children's Literature Legacy Award The Legacy Award honors an author or illustrator whose books, published in the United States, have made, over a period of years, a substantial and lasting contribution to literature for children through books that demonstrate integrity and respect for all children’s lives and experiences.

1954- 2018 the award was named the Laura Ingalls Wilder Medal.

Administered by:

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2021 Winner(s)

Mildred D. Taylor

Taylor’s award-winning works include “Roll of Thunder, Hear My Cry”, which won the 1977 Newbery Medal and the Coretta Scott King Honor Award; “The Friendship,” “Road to Memphis,” and “The Land”, all recipients of the Coretta Scott King Award. In addition to numerous awards for individual books, Mildred Taylor is the 2020 recipient of the Coretta Scott King - Virginia Hamilton Award for Lifetime Achievement.