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Coretta Scott King Award

The Coretta Scott King Award is presented annually by the Coretta Scott King Committee of the American Library Association's Ethnic Multicultural Information Exchange Round Table. Recipients are authors and illustrators of African descent whose distinguished books promote an understanding and appreciation of the "American Dream."
2013 Author Winner Pinkney, Andrea Davis Pinkney, Brian Hand in Hand: Ten Black Men Who Changed America J973.0496 PINKN
2013 Illustrator Winner Hughes, Langston Collier, Bryan I, Too, Am America J811.52 HUGHE
2012 Author Winner Nelson, Kadir Nelson, Kadir Heart and Soul: The Story of America and African Americans J973.0496 NELSO
2012 Illustrator Winner Evans, Shane W. Evans, Shane W. Underground: Finding the Light to Freedom JE EVANS
2011 Author Winner Williams-Garcia, Rita One Crazy Summer J WILLI
2011 Illustrator Winner Hill, Laban Carrick Collier, Bryan Dave the Potter: Artist, Poet, Slave J738.092 HILL
2010 Author Winner Nelson, Vaunda Micheaux Christie, R. Gregory Bad News for Outlaws: The Remarkable Life of Bass Reeves, Deputy U.S. Marshal JB R259JB
2010 Illustrator Winner Hughes, Langston Smith, Jr., Charles R. My People J811 HUGHE
2009 Author Winner Nelson, Kadir Nelson, Kadir We Are the Ship: The Story of Negro League Baseball J796.357 NELSO
2009 Illustrator Winner Thomas, Joyce Carol Floyd Cooper The Blacker the Berry: Poems J811 THOMA
2008 Author Winner Curtis, Christopher Paul Elijah of Buxton J CURTI
2008 Illustrator Winner Bryan, Ashley Let It Shine: Three Favorite Spirituals J782.42 LET
2007 Author Winner Draper, Sharon Copper Sun YA FICTION DRAPE
2007 Illustrator Winner Weatherford, Carole Boston Nelson, Kadir Moses: When Harriet Tubman Led her People to Freedom JB T79WE
2006 Author Winner Lester, Julius Day of Tears: A Novel in Dialogue J LESTE / YA FICTION LESTE
2006 Illustrator Winner Giovanni, Nikki Collier, Bryan Rosa JB P237G
2005 Author Winner Morrison, Toni Remember: The Journey to School Integration J379.263 MORRI
2005 Illustrator Winner Shang, Ntozake Nelson, Kadir A. Ellington Was Not a Street J811 SHANG
2004 Author Winner Johnson, Angela The First Part Last YA FICTION JOHNS
2004 Illustrator Winner Bryan, Ashley Beautiful Blackbird J398.2096
2003 Author Winner Grimes, Nikki Bronx Masquerade YA FICTION GRIME
2003 Illustrator Winner Grimes, Nikki Lewis, E. B. Talkin' About Bessie: The Story of Aviator Elizabeth Coleman JB C6758G
2002 Author Winner Taylor, Mildred D. The Land J/Fiction
2002 Illustrator Winner McKissack, Patricia Pinkney, Jerry Goin' Someplace Special JE
2001 Author Winner Woodson, Jacqueline Miracle's Boys j/Fiction
2001 Illustrator Winner Collier, Bryan Collier, Bryan Uptown JE
2000 Author Winner Curtis, Christopher Paul Bud, Not Buddy j
2000 Illustrator Winner Siegelson, Kim L. Pinkney, Brian In the Time of the Drums J
1999 Author Winner Johnson, Angela Heaven J/Fiction
1999 Illustrator Winner Igus, Toyomi Wood, Michele i see the rhythm J780.89
1998 Author Winner Draper, Sharon M. Forged by Fire J/Fiction
1998 Illustrator Winner Steptoe, Javaka Steptoe, Javaka In Daddy's Arms I Am Tall J811
1997 Author Winner Myers, Walter Dean Slam Fiction
1997 Illustrator Winner Schroeder, Alan Pinkney, Jerry Minty: A Story of Young Harriet Tubman JB T79SC
1996 Author Winner Hamilton, Virginia Dillon, Leo & Diane Her Stories J398.2
1996 Illustrator Winner Feelings, Tom The Middle Passage: White Ships/Black Cargo 759.13 F32M
1995 Author Winner McKissack, Patricia C. & Frederick L. Thompson, John Christmas in the Big House, Christmas in the Quarters J975.5
1995 Illustrator Winner Johnson, James Weldon Ransome, James E. The Creation J811
1994 Author Winner Johnson, Angela Toning the Sweep J
1994 Illustrator Winner [ed. Fogelman, Phyllis] Feelings, Tom Soul Looks Back in Wonder J811
1993 Author Winner McKissack, Patricia C. Pinkney, Brian Dark Thirty: Southern Tales of the Supernatural J
1993 Illustrator Winner Anderson, David A. Wilson, Kathleen Atkins The Origin of Life on Earth: An African Creation Myth J398.21
1992 Author Winner Myers, Walter Dean Now Is Your Time!: The African American Struggle for Freedom J973.04
1992 Illustrator Winner Ringgold, Faith Ringgold, Faith Tar Beach JE
1991 Author Winner Taylor, Mildred D. The Road to Memphis J/Fiction
1991 Illustrator Winner Price, Leotyne Dillon, Leo & Diane Ada J782.1
1990 Author Winner McKissack, Patricia C. & Frederick L. A Long Hard Journey: The Story of the Pullman Porter J331.88
1990 Illustrator Winner Greenfield, Eloise Gilchrist, Jan Spivey Nathaniel Talking J811
1989 Author Winner Myers, Walter Dean Fallen Angels YA Fiction
1989 Illustrator Winner McKissack, Patricia C. Pinkney, Jerry Mirandy and Brother Wind JE
1988 Author Winner Taylor, Mildred D. Ginsburg, Max The Friendship J
1988 Illustrator Winner Steptoe, John Steptoe, John Mufaro's Beautiful Daughters: An African Tale JE
1987 Author Winner Walter, Mildred Pitts Stock, Catherine Justin and the Best Biscuits in the World J/Uncat.
1987 Illustrator Winner Dragonwagon, Crescent Pinkney, Jerry Half a Moon and One Whole Star JE
1986 Author Winner Hamilton, Virginia Dillon, Leo & Diane The People Could Fly: American Black Folktales J398.2
1986 Illustrator Winner Flournoy, Valerie Pinkney, Jerry The Patchwork Quilt JE
1985 Author Winner Myers, Walter Dean Motown and Didi J/Fiction
1985 No illustrator award
1984 Author Winner Clifton, Lucille Grifalconi, Ann Everett Anderson's Good-bye JE
1984 Illustrator Winner Walter, Mildred Pitts Cummings, Pat My Mama Needs Me JE
1983 Author Winner Hamilton, Virginia Sweet Whispers, Brother Rush J
1983 Illustrator Winner Magubane, Peter Black Child 968.06 M27B
1982 Author Winner Taylor, Mildred D. Let the Circle Be Unbroken J/Fiction
1982 Illustrator Winner Guy, Rosa Steptoe, John Mother Crocodile J398.2
1981 Author Winner Poitier, Sidney This Life B P7558
1981 Illustrator Winner Bryan, Ashley Bryan, Ashley Beat the Story-Drum, Pum-Pum J398.2
1980 Author Winner Myers, Walter Dean The Young Landlords J
1980 Illustrator Winner Yarbrough, Camille Bayard, Carole Cornrows J
1979 Author Winner Davis, Ossie Escape to Freedom J812
1979 Illustrator Winner Grimes, Nikki Feelings, Tom Something on My Mind J811
1978 Author & Illustrator Winner Greenfield, Eloise Bayard, Carole Africa Dream JE
1977 Author Winner Haskins, James The Story of Stevie Wonder -
1976 Author Winner Bailey, Pearl Duey's Tale J
1975 Author & Illustrator Winner Robinson, Dorothy Temple, Herbert The Legend of Africania J
1974 Author & Illustrator Winner Mathis, Sharon Bell Ford, George Ray Charles JB C3802M
1973 Winner Robinson, Jackie, as told to Alfred Duckett I Never Had It Made B R5633
1972 Winner Fax, Elton C. 17 Black Artists -
1971 Winner Rollins, Charlemae Black Troubadour: Langston Hughes JB H874R
1970 Winner Patterson, Lillie Mays, Victor Martin Luther King, Jr.: Man of Peace JB K585PA

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