Coretta Scott King Awards

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 The Coretta Scott King Award SealAbout the Coretta Scott King Award


The Coretta Scott King Award recognizes African-American authors and illustrators and their outstanding contributions to Children's and Young Adult Liteature.

 

Hand in Hand     2013 - Author Award Winner - Hand in Hand: Ten Black Men Who Changed America by Andrea Davis Pinkney

     Author Honor Book - Each Kindness by Jacqueline Woodson
     Author Honor Book - No Crystal Stair: A Documentary Novel of the Life and Work of Lewis Micheaux, Harlem Bookseller byVaunda Micheaux Nelson

 

Heart and Soul    2012 - Author Award Winner - Heart and Soul: The Story of America and African Americans by Kadir Nelson
    Author Honor Book - The Great Migration: Journey to the North by Eloise Greenfield
    Author Honor Book - Never Forgotten by Patricia McKissack



One Crazy Summer2011- Author Award Winner - One Crazy Summer by Rita Williams-Garcia

Author Honor Book - Lockdown by Walter Dean Myers
Author Honor Book - Ninth Ward by Jewell Parker Rhodes
Author Honor Book - Yummy: The Last Days of Southside Shorty by G. Neri

 


Bad News for Outlaws2010- Author Award Winner - Bad News for Outlaws: The Remarkable Life of Bass Reeves, Deputy U.S. Marshal by Vaunda Micheaux Nelson

Author Honor Book - Mare’s War by Tanita S. Davis

 

 

We Are the Ship2009- Author Award Winner - We Are the Ship: The Story of Negro League Baseball by Kadir Nelson
Author Honor Book - Keeping the Night Watch by Hope Anita Smith
Author Honor Book - The Blacker the Berry by Joyce Carol Thomas
Author Honor Book - Becoming Billy Holiday by Carole Boston Weatherford

Elijah of Buxton2008- Author Award Winner - Elijah of Buxton by Christopher Paul Curtis
Author Honor Book - Let It Shine written and illustrated by Ashley Bryan
Author Honor Book - November Blues by Sharon M. Draper
Author Honor Book - Twelve Rounds to Glory: The Story of Muhammad Ali by Charles R. Smith Jr.

 

Copper Sun2007- Author Award Winner - Copper Sun by Sharon Draper
Author Honor Book - The Road to Paris by Nikki Grimes


 

 

 

Day of Tears2006- Author Award Winner - Day of Tears: A Novel in Dialogue by Julius Lester
Author Honor Book - Maritcha: A Nineteenth-Century American Girl by Tonya Bolden
Author Honor Book - Dark Sons by Nikki Grimes
Author Honor Book - A Wreath for Emmett Till by Marilyn Nelson

 

 

Remember: The Journey to School Integration2005- Author Award Winner - Remember: The Journey to School Integration by Toni Morrison
Author Honor Book - The Legend of Buddy Bush by Sheila P. Moses
Author Honor Book - Who Am I Without Him?: Short Stories about Girls and the Boys in Their Lives by Sharon G. Flake
Author Honor Book - Fortune's Bones: The Manumission Requiem by Marilyn Nelson

 

First Part Last2004 - Author Award Winner - First Part Last by Angela Johnson
Author Honor Book - Days of Jubilee: The End of Slavery in the United States by Patricia C. and Fredrick L. McKissack
Author Honor Book - Locomotion by Jacqueline Woodson
Author Honor Book - The Battle of Jericho by Sharon Draper

 

Bronx Masquerade2003 - Author Award Winner - Bronx Masquerade by Nikki Grimes
Author Honor Book - The Red Rose Box by Brenda Woods
Author Honor Book - Talkin' About Bessie: The Story of Aviator Elizabeth Coleman by Nikki Grimes

 

The Land2002 - Author Award Winner - The Land by Mildred Taylor
Author Honor Book - Money Hungry by Sharon G. Flake
Author Honor Book - Carver: A Life in Poems by Marilyn Nelson

 

 

Miracle's Boys2001 - Author Award Winner - Miracle's Boys by Jacqueline Woodson
Author Honor Book - Let It Shine! Stories of Black Women Freedom Fighters by Andrea Davis

 

 

Bud Not Buddy2000 - Author Award Winner - Bud, Not Buddy by Christopher Paul Curtis
Author Honor Book - Francie by Karen English
Author Honor Book - Black Hands, White Sails: The Story of African-American Whalers by Patricia C. and Frederick L. McKissack
Author Honor Book - Monster by Walter Dean Myers


Heaven1999 - Author Award Winner - Heaven by Angela Johnson

Author Honor Book - Jazmin's Notebook by Nikki Grimes
Author Honor Book - Breaking Ground, Breaking Silence: The Story of New York's African Burial Ground by Joyce Hansen and Gary McGowan
Author Honor Book - The Other Side: Shorter Poems by Angela Johnson

 

Forged by Fire1998 - Author Award Winner - Forged by Fire by Sharon M. Draper
Author Honor Book - Bayard Rustin: Behind the Scenes of Civil Rights Movement by James Haskins
Author Honor Book - I Thought My Soul Would Rise and Fly: The Diary of Patsy, a Freed Girl by Joyce Hansen


Slam1997 - Author Award Winner - Slam by Walter Dean Myers

Author Honor Book - Rebels Against Slavery: American Slave Revolts by Patricia C. and Frederick L. McKissack

 


Her Stories1996 - Author Award Winner - Her Stories by Virginia Hamilton

Author Honor Book - The Watsons Go To Birmingham-1963 by Christopher Paul Curtis
Author Honor Book - Like Sisters on the Homefront by Rita Williams-Garcia
Author Honor Book - From the Notebooks of Melanin Sun by Jacqueline Woodson

 

Christmas in the Big House, Christmas in the Quarters 1995 - Author Award Winner - Christmas in the Big House, Christmas in the Quarters by Patricia C. and Frederick L. McKissack
Author Honor Book - The Captive by Joyce Hansen
Author Honor Book - I Hadn't Meant to Tell You This by Jacqueline Woodson
Author Honor Book - Black Diamond: Story of the Negro Baseball League by Patricia C. and Frederick L. McKissack

Toning the Sweep- Available through Search Ohio!1994 - Author Award Winner - Toning the Sweep* by Angela Johnson
Author Honor Book - Brown Honey in Broom Wheat Tea by Joyce Carol Thomas
Author Honor Book - Malcolm X: By Any Means Necessary by Walter Dean Myers

 

 

The Dark Thirty: Southern Tales of the Supernatural1993 - Author Award Winner - Dark Thirty: Southern Tales of the Supernatural by Patricia A. McKissack
Author Honor Book - Mississippi Challenge by Mildred Pitts Walter
Author Honor Book - Sojourner Truth: Ain't I a Woman? By Patricia C. and Frederick L. McKissack
Author Honor Book - Somewhere in the Darkness by Walter Dean Myers

Now Is Your Time- Available through Search Ohio!1992 - Author Award Winner - Now Is Your Time: The African American Struggle for Freedom* by Walter Dean Myers
Author Honor Book - Night on Neighborhood Street by Eloise Greenfield

 

The Road to Memphis1991 - Author Award Winner - The Road to Memphis by Mildred D. Taylor
Author Honor Book - Black Dance in America by James Haskins
Author Honor Book - When I Am Old With You by Angela Johnson

 

 

Long Hard Journey: The Story of Pullman Porter1990 - Author Award Winner - A Long Hard Journey: The Story of the Pullman Porter by Patricia C. and Frederick L. McKissack
Author Honor Book - Nathaniel Talking by Eloise Greenfield
Author Honor Book - The Bells of Christmas by Virginia Hamilton
Author Honor Book - Martin Luther King, Jr., and the Freedom Movement by Lillie Patterson

Fallen Angels1989 - Author Award Winner -Fallen Angels by Walter Dean Myers
Author Honor Book - A Thief in the Village and Other Stories by James Berry
Author Honor Book - Anthony Burns: The Defeat and Triumph of a Fugitive Slave
by Virginia Hamilton

 

The Friendship1988 - Author Award Winner - The Friendship by Mildred L. Taylor
Author Honor Book - An Enchanted Hair Tale by Alexis De Veaux
Author Honor Book - The Tales of Uncle Remus: The Adventures of Brer Rabbit
by Julius Lester

 

Justin and the Best Biscuits in the World-Available through Search Ohio! 1987 - Author Award Winner - Justin and the Best Biscuits in the World* by Mildred Pitts Walter
Author Honor Book - Lion and the Ostrich Chicks and Other African Folk Tales by Ashley Bryan
Author Honor Book - Which Way Freedom by Joyce Hansen

The People Could Fly: American Black Folktales1986 - Author Award Winner -The People Could Fly: American Black Folktales
by Virginia Hamilton

Author Honor Book - Junius Over Far by Virginia Hamilton
Author Honor Book - Trouble's Child by Mildred Pitts Walter


Motown and Didi--Available through Search Ohio!1985 - Author Award Winner - Motown and Didi: A Love Story* by Walter Dean Myers

Author Honor Book - Circle of Gold by Candy Dawson Boyd
Author Honor Book - A Little Love by Virginia Hamilton




Everett Anderson's Goodbye-Available through Search Ohio!1984 - Author Award Winner - Everett Anderson's Good-bye* by Lucille Clifton

Special Citation - The Words of Martin Luther King, Jr. compiled by Coretta Scott King
Author Honor Book - The Magical Adventure of Pretty Pearl by Virginia Hamilton
Author Honor Book - Lena Horne by James Haskins
Author Honor Book - Bright Shadow by Joyce Carol Thomas
Author Honor Book - Because We Are by Mildred Pitts Walter

Sweet Whispers, Brother Rush1983 - Author Award Winner - Sweet Whispers, Brother Rush* by Virginia Hamilton
Author Honor Book - This Strange New Feeling by Julius Lester
Author Honor Book - Black Child by Peter Mugabane




Let the Circle Be Unbroken1982 - Author Award Winner - Let the Circle Be Unbroken by Mildred D. Taylor

Author Honor Book - Rainbow Jordan by Alice Childress
Author Honor Book - Lou in the Limelight by Kristin Hunter
Author Honor Book - Mary: An Autobiography by Mary E. Mebane

 

This Life1981 - Author Award Winner - This Life by Sidney Poitier
Author Honor Book - Don't Explain: A Song of Billie Holiday by Alexia De Veaux
Author Honor Book - Movin' Up by Berry Gordy
Author Honor Book - Childtimes: A Three Generation Memoir
by Eloise Greenfield and Lessie Jones Little
Author Honor Book - James Van Der Zee: The Picture Takin' Man by James Haskins
Author Honor Book - Let the Lion Eat Straw by Ellease Southerland

Escape to Freedom-Available through Search Ohio!1979 - Author Award Winner - Escape to Freedom* by Ossie Davis
Author Honor Book - Benjamin Banneker by Lillie Patterson
Author Honor Book - I Have a Sister, My Sister Is Deaf by Jeanne W. Peterson
Author Honor Book - Justice and Her Brothers by Virginia Hamilton
Author Honor Book - Skates of Uncle Richard by Carol Fenner


1978 - Author Award Winner - Africa Dream by Eloise Greenfield

Author Honor Book - The Days When the Animals Talked: Black Folk Tales and How They Came to Be by William J. Faulkner
Author Honor Book - Marvin and Tige by Frankcina Glass
Author Honor Book - Mary McCleod Bethune by Eloise Greenfield
Author Honor Book - Barbara Jordan by James Haskins
Author Honor Book - Coretta Scott King by Lillie Patterson
Author Honor Book - Portia: The Life of Portia Washington Pittman, the Daughter of Booker T. Washington by Ruth Ann Stewart

1977 - Author Award Winner - The Story of Stevie Wonder by James Haskins

1976 - Author Award Winner - Duey's Tale by Pearl Bailey

1975 - Author Award Winner - The Legend of Africana by Dorothy Robinson

1974 - Author Award Winner - Ray Charles by Sharon Bell Mathis

1973 - Author Award Winner - I Never Had It Made: The Autobiography of Jackie Robinson as told to Alfred Duckett

1972 - Author Award Winner - 17 Black Artists by Elton C. Fax

1971 - Author Award Winner - Black Troubador: Langston Hughes by Charlemae Rollins

1970 - Author Award Winner - Martin Luther King, Jr.: Man of Peace
by Lillie Patterson
 

 

* Available though our Search Ohio Database 

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