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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Author Award

2020 Winner(s)

New Kid

Written by Jerry Craft. Published by HarperCollins Children’s  Books, a division of HarperCollins Publishers.

Author Honor

2020 Honor(s)

Look Both Ways

Written by Jason Reynolds, and published by Atheneum Books for Young Readers, an imprint of Simon & Schuster Children’s Publishing Division, a Caitlyn Dlouhy Book.

The Stars and the Blackness Between Them

Written by Junauda Petrus, and published by Dutton Books, an imprint of Penguin Random House LLC

Tristan Strong Punches a Hole in the Sky

Written by Kwame Mbalia, and published by Disney-Hyperion, an imprint of Disney Book Group

Illustrator Award

2020 Winner(s)

The Undefeated

Illustrated by Kadir Nelson, written by Kwame Alexander, and published by Versity, an imprint of Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

Illustrator Honor

2020 Honor(s)

Infinite Hope: A Black Artist’s Journey from World War II to Peace

illustrated and written by Ashley Bryan and published by Atheneum Books for Young Readers, an imprint of Simon and Schuster Children’s Publishing Division, a Caitlyn Dlouhy Book.

Sulwe

illustrated by Vashti Harrison written by Lupita Nyong’o, and published by Simon and Schuster Books for Young Readers, an imprint of Simon & Schuster Children’s Publishing Division

The Bell Rang

Illustrated and written by James E. Ransome and published by Atheneum Books For Young Readers, an Imprint of Simon & Schuster Children’s Publishing Division, a Caitlyn Dlouhy Book.