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YA & Children's Book Awards: Coretta Scott King Awards

The Coretta Scott King 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. 

- Coretta Scott King Award Page at ALA

Current Coretta Scott King Author Award Winner

Coretta Scott King Book Awards John Steptoe Award for New Talent Author

Current Coretta Scott King Illustrator Award Winner

Current Coretta Scott King Honor Books

Author Honor Books

Illustrator Honor Books

Previous Coretta Scott King Award Winners