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  Books & Reading  |  Award Books  |  Coretta Scott King Book Awards

Books and Reading

Award Books
Randolph Caldecott Medal
Coretta Scott King Book Award
John Newbery Medal
Pura Belprť Medal
Robert F. Sibert Medal
Theodor Seuss Geisel Award
Texas Bluebonnet Award
The Coretta Scott King Book Award

Awarded annually to authors and illustrators of African descent for their distinguished  books for children.

For more information on the Coretta Scott King Book Award, visit the Social Responsibilities Round Table site. 
2014 Author Award Winner

P.S. Be Eleven

P.S. Be Eleven

written by Rita Williams-Garcia
2014 Author Honor Books

March: Book One

March: Book One

written by John Lewis and Andrew Aydin
illustrated by Nate Powell

Darius & Twig

Darius & Twig

written by Walter Dean Myers

Words with Wings

Words with Wings

written by Nikki Grimes
2014 Illustrator Award Winner

Knock Knock: My Dadís Dream for Me

Knock Knock: My Dadís Dream for Me

illustrated by Bryan Collier
written by Daniel Beaty
2014 Illustrator Honor Awards

Nelson Mandela

Nelson Mandela

illustrated illustrated and written by Kadir Nelson


P AS T    W I N N E R S

Year Titles Author / Illustrator
2014 - P.S. Be Eleven
- Knock Knock: My Dadís Dream for Me
Rita Williams-Garcia

Bryan Collier
2013 - Hand in Hand: Ten Black Men Who Changed America
- I, Too, Am America
Andrea Davis Pinkney

Bryan Collier
2012 - Heart and Soul: The Story of America and African Americans
- Underground: Finding the Light to Freedom
Kadir Nelson

Shane W Evans
2011 - One Crazy Summer
- Dave the Potter: Artist, Poet, Slave
Rita Williams-Garcia
Bryan Collier
2010 - Bad News for Outlaws: The Remarkable Life of Bass Reeves, Deputy U.S. Marshal
- My People
Vaunda Micheaux Nelson
Charles R. Smith Jr.
2009 - We Are the Ship
- The Blacker the Berry
Kadir Nelson
Floyd Cooper
2008 - Elijah of Buxton
- Let it Shine
Christopher Paul Curtis
Ashley Bryan
2007 - Copper Sun
- Moses: When Harriet Tubman Led Her People to
Sharon M. Draper
Kadir Nelson
2006 - Day of Tears: A Novel in Dialogue
- Rosa
Julius Lester
Bryan Collier

- Remember: The Journey to School Integration
- Ellington Was Not a Street
Toni Morrison
Kadir A. Nelson

- First Part Last
- Beautiful Blackbird
Angela Johnson
Ashley Bryan

- Bronx Masquerade
- Talking About Bessie:  The Story of Aviator
     Elizabeth Coleman
Nikki Grimes

E.B. Lewis

- The Land
- Goin' Someplace Special
Mildred D. Taylor
Jerry Pinkney

- Miracle's Boys
- Uptown
Jacqueline Woodson
Bryan Collier

- Bud, Not Buddy
- In the Time of the Drums
Christopher Paul Curtis
Brian Pinkney

- Heaven
- I see the rhythm
Angela Johnson
Michele Wood

- Forged by Fire
- In Daddy's Arms I am Tall:
       African Americans Celebrating Fathers
Sharon M. Draper

Javaka Steptoe

- Slam
- Minty: A Story of Young Harriet Tubman
Walter Dean Myers
Jerry Pinkney

- Her Stories
- The Middle Passage: White Ships Black Cargo
Virginia Hamilton
Tom Feelings

- Christmas in the Big House, Christmas in the Quarters
- The Creation 
Patricia C. & Frederick L. McKissack
James Ransome

- Toning the Sweep
- Soul Looks Back in Wonder
Angela Johnson
Tom Feelings

- Dark Thirty: Southern Tales of the Supernatural
- The Origin of Life on Earth: an African Creation Myth
Patricia A. McKissack
Kathleen Atkins

- Now is Your Time: the African American Struggle for Freedom
- Tar Beach
 Walter Dean Myers

Faith Ringgold

- The Road to Memphis
- Aida
Mildred D. Taylor
Leo and Diane Dillon

- A Long Hard Journey: the Story of the Pullman Porter
- Nathaniel Talking
Patricia C. & Frederick L. McKissack
Jan Spivey Gilchrist

Earlier Winners