Coretta Scott King Book Award

                                                                                                                                                                                                         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.   

P.S. Be Eleven (Hardcover)

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ISBN-13: 9780061938627
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Published: Amistad Press, 5/2013

2014 Coretta Scott King Book Award for Author


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ISBN-13: 9780316209175
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Published: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers, 12/2013

2014 Coretta Scott King Book Award for Illustrator


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ISBN-13: 9781596435407
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Published: Roaring Brook Press, 8/2013

2014 John Steptoe Award for New Talent


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Published: Disney-Hyperion, 10/2012
2013 Coretta Scott King Book Award (Author):HAND IN HAND presents the stories of ten men from different eras in American history, organized chronologically to provide a scope from slavery to the modern day. The stories are accessible, fully-drawn narratives offering the subjects' childhood influences, the time and place in which they lived, their accomplishments and motivations, and the legacies they left for future generations as links in the "freedom chain." This book will be the definitive family volume on the subject, punctuated with dynamic full color portraits and spot illustrations by two-time Caldecott Honor winner and multiple Coretta Scott King Book Award recipient Brian Pinkney. Backmatter includes a civil rights timeline, sources, and further reading.
Profiled:
Benjamin Banneker
Frederick Douglass
Booker T. Washington
W.E.B. DuBois
A. Philip Randolph
Thurgood Marshall
Jackie Robinson
Malcolm X
Martin Luther King, Jr
Barack H. Obama II

I, Too, Am America (Hardcover)

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Published: Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers, 5/2012
2013 Coretta Scott King Book Award (Illustrator): The poetic wisdom of Langston Hughes merges with visionary illustrations from Bryan Collier in this inspirational picture book that carries the promise of equality.

"I, too, sing America.

I am the darker brother.

They send me to eat in the kitchen

When company comes,

But I laugh,

And eat well,

And grow strong.

"Langston Hughes was a courageous voice of his time, and his authentic call for equality still rings true today. Beautiful paintings from "Barack Obama "illustrator Bryan Collier accompany and reinvent the celebrated lines of the poem "I, Too," creating a breathtaking reminder to all Americans that we are united despite our differences.

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ISBN-13: 9780061730740
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Published: Balzer + Bray, 9/2011
2012 Coretta Scott King Book Award (Author):

The story of America and African Americans is a story of hope and inspiration and unwavering courage. But it is also the story of injustice; of a country divided by law, education, and wealth; of a people whose struggles and achievements helped define their country. This is the story of the men, women, and children who toiled in the hot sun picking cotton for their masters; it's about the America ripped in two by Jim Crow laws; it's about the brothers and sisters of all colors who rallied against those who would dare bar a child from an education. It's a story of discrimination and broken promises, determination and triumphs.

Kadir Nelson, one of this generation's most accomplished, award-winning artists, has created an epic yet intimate introduction to the history of America and African Americans, from colonial days through the civil rights movement. Written in the voice of an "Everywoman," an unnamed narrator whose forebears came to this country on slave ships and who lived to cast her vote for the first African American president, heart and soul touches on some of the great transformative events and small victories of that history. This inspiring book demonstrates that in gaining their freedom and equal rights, African Americans helped our country achieve its promise of liberty and justice--the true heart and soul of our nation.

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ISBN-13: 9781596435384
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Published: Roaring Brook Press, 1/2011

2012 Coretta Scott King Book Award (Illustrator): One of "School Library Journal"'s Best Nonfiction Books of 2011A family silently crawls along the ground. They run barefoot through unlit woods, sleep beneath bushes, take shelter in a kind stranger's home. Where are they heading? They are heading for Freedom by way of the Underground Railroad.

SHANE EVANS has illustrated numerous books for children, including the" Boston Globe-Horn Book Award "winner "Shanna's Ballerina Show." He attributes much of his influence to his travels to Africa, South America, Asia, Europe, the Caribbean, and much of the United States. He is a firm believer in education and creative development for all people.