The Coretta Scott King Award

This award goes to "authors and illustrators of African descent whose distinguished books promote an understanding and appreciation of the 'American Dream.'" Separate awards go to authors and illustrators; there are Award winners and Honor books.

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Coretta Scott King Author Award winners:

Cover of Gone Crazy in Alabama by Rita Williams-Garcia--2016 Coretta Scott King Author award winner


Coretta Scott King Illustrator Award winners:

Cover of Trombone Shorty, illustrated by 
 Bryan Collier, by Troy Andrews--2016 Coretta Scott King Illustrator award winner

Coretta Scott King Honor books:

Author

Illustrator

More information:

Children's Book Awards Index page

Newbery Medal | Caldecott Medal | Lifetime Achievement Awards | Young Adult Awards
NBA Young People's Award | Sibert Informational Book Award | Pura Belpré Award | Scott O'Dell Award

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