For immediate release | March 19, 2024

The Coretta Scott King Book Awards Round Table Invites Submissions for the 2025 Awards

CHICAGO - The Coretta Scott King Book Awards Round Table Round Table (CSKBART) invites submissions for the 2025 Coretta Scott King Book Awards.

Please visit the CSKBART website to review the eligibility and criteria and for instructions on how to submit and send titles for the jury to review. CSKBART will accept submissions until December 1, 2024.

For additional questions or comments related to the CSKBART 2024 Jury and/or for awards submission, please contact CSKBART staff liaison

About CSK Book Awards

The Coretta Scott King Book Awards are given annually to outstanding African American authors and illustrators of books for children and young adults that demonstrate an appreciation of African American culture and universal human values. The award commemorates the life and work of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., and honors his wife, Mrs. Coretta Scott King, for her courage and determination to continue the work for peace and world brotherhood.

The Awards are given in author and illustrator categories; honor recipients may also be named. Both the Author and Illustrator Winner recipients receive a plaque and $1,000. The John Steptoe Award for New Talent is occasionally given for young authors or illustrators who demonstrate outstanding promise at the beginning of their careers. Steptoe winners receive a plaque.

About the ALA Office for Diversity, Literacy and Outreach Services.

The ALA Office for Diversity, Literacy and Outreach Services supports library and information science workers in creating responsible and all-inclusive spaces that serve and represent the entire community. To accomplish this, we decenter power and privilege by facilitating conversations around access and identity as they impact the profession and those we serve. We use a social justice framework to inform library and information science workers' development of resources. We strive to create an association culture where these concerns are incorporated into everybody's everyday work.


Danielle M. Ponton

ALA Staff Liaison

Coretta Scott King Book Awards Round Table (CSKBART)