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Coretta Scott King Award Winners

The Coretta Scott King Award is presented annually to both an African-American author and an African-American illustrator for inspirational and educational contributions to American literature and picture books for children published during the previous year.

(A=Author; I=Illustrator)

2014 (A) P.S. Be Eleven. Williams-Garcia, Rita. Amistad.
2014 (I) Knock Knock: My Dad?s Dream for Me. Beaty, Daniel . Illus. by Bryan Collier. Little, Brown and Company.
2013 (A) Hand in Hand: Ten Black Men Who Changed America. Pinkney, Andrea Davis. Illus. by Bryan Pinkney. Disney/Jump at the Sun.
2013 (I) I, Too, Am America. Hughes, Langston. Illus. by Bryan Collier. Simon & Schuster.
2012 (A) Heart and Soul: The Story of America and African Americans. Nelson, Kadir. Balzer & Bray / HarperCollins.
2012 (I) Underground: Finding the Light to Freedom. Evans, Shane T. Roaring Book / Holtzbrinck.
2011 (A) One Crazy Summer. Williams-Garcia, Rita. Amistad.
2011 (I) Dave the Potter: Artist, Poet, Slave . Hill, Laban Carrick. Little, Brown.
2010 (A) Bad News for Outlaws: The Remarkable Life of Bass Reeves, Deputy US Marshal. Vaunda Nicheaux Nelson. Carolrhoda Books.
2010 (I) My People. Charles R. Smith. Ginee Seo Books.
2009 (A) We are the Ship. Kadir Nelson. Jump at the Sun/Hyperion Books for Children.
2009 (I) The Blacker the Berry. Joyce Carol Thomas. Illustrated. Floyd Cooper. Harper Collins.
2008 (A) Elijah of Buxton. Christopher Paul Curtis. Scholastic.
2008 (I) Let it Shine illustrated and written. Ashley Bryan. Atheneum Books for Young Readers.
2007 (A) Copper Sun. Draper, Sharon. Simon & Schuster/Atheneum Books for Young Readers.
2007 (I) Moses: When Harriet Tubman Led Her People to Freedom. Weatherford, Carole Boston. Illustrated. Kadir Nelson. Jump at the Sun/Hyperion Books for Children.
2006 (A) Day of Tears: A Novel in Dialogue. Lester, Julius. Jump at the Sun, 2005.
2006 (I) Rosa.. Collier, Brian (illus.). Henry Holt, 2005.
2005 (A) Remember: the Journey to School Integration. Morrison, Toni. Houghton Mifflin.
2005 (I) Ellington Was Not a Street. Nelson, Kadir. Simon & Schuster.
2004 (A) The First Part Last. Johnson, Angela. Simon & Schuster.
2004 (I) Beautiful Blackbird. Bryan, Ashley. Atheneum.
2003 (A) Bronx Masquerade. Grimes, Nikki. Dial Books for Young Readers.
2003 (I) Talkin' About Bessie: The Story of Aviator Elizabeth Coleman. Lewis, E.B. Orchard Books/Scholastic.
2002 (A) The Land. Taylor, Mildred. Phyllis Fogelman Books/Putnam.
2002 (I) Goin' Someplace Special. McKissack, Pat. Illus. Pinkney, Terry. Atheneum.
2001 (A) Miracle's Boys. Woodson, Jacqueline. Putnam.
2001 (I) Uptown. Collier, Bryan. Henry Holt.
2000 (A) Bud, Not Buddy. Curtis, Christopher Paul. Delacorte.
2000 (I) In the Time of the Drums. Seigelson, Kim L. Illus.. Pinkney, Brian. Jump At the Sun/Hyperion.
1999 (A) Heaven. Johnson, Angela. Simon & Schuster.
1999 (I) i see the rhythm. Text. Igus, Toyomi. Illus.. Wood, Michele. Children's Book Press.
1999 (I) Duke Ellington: the Piano Prince and His Orchestra. Text. Pinkney, Andrea Davis. Illus.. Brian Pinkney. Hyperion Books for Children.
1998 (A) Forged. Fire. Draper, Sharon M. Atheneum Books for Young Readers.
1998 (I) In Daddy's Arms I Am Tall. Steptoe, Javaka. Lee & Low Books, Inc.
1997 (A) Slam! Myers, Walter Dean. Scholastic Press.
1997 (I) Minty: A Story of Young Harriet Tubman. Schroeder, Alan. Illus.. Jerry Pinkney. Dial Books for Young Readers.
1996 (A) Her Stories. Hamilton, Virginia. Illus.. Leo & Diane Dillon.
1996 (I) The Middle Passage: White Ships Black Cargo Illus. by Tom Feelings. (Introduction. John Henrik Clarke).
1995 (A) Christmas in the Big House, Christmas in the Quarters. McKissack, Patricia C. & Frederick L. McKissack. New York: Scholastic, c1994.
1995 (I) Creation. Johnson, James Weldon. Illustrated by James E. Ransome. New York: Holiday House, c1994.
1994 (A) Toning the Sweep. Johnson, Angela. New York: Orchard Books, c1993.
1994)(I) Soul Looks Back in Wonder. Illustrated. Tom Feelings. New York: Dial Books, c1994.
1993 (A) The Dark-Thirty: Southern Tales of the Supernatural. McKissack, Pat. New York: Knopf, 1992.
1993 (I) The Origin of Life on Earth: An African Creation yth. Anderson, David. Illustrated. Kathleen Wilson. Mt. Airy, MD.: Sights Productions, c1991.
1992 (A) Now Is Your Time!: The African-American Struggle for Freedom. Myers, Walter Dean. New York: HarperCollins, c1991.
1992 (I) Tar Beach. Ringgold, Faith. Illustrated by Faith Ringgold. New York: Crown Publishers, c1991.
1991 (A) The Road to Memphis. Taylor, Mildred. New York: Dial Books, c1990.
1991 (I) Aida. Price, Leontyne. Illustrated. Leo Dillon & Diane Dillon. San Diego: Harcourt Brace Javanovich, c1990.
1990 (A) A Long Hard Journey: The Story of the Pullman Porter. McKissack, Pat. New York: Walker, 1989.
1990 (I) Nathaniel Talking. Greenfield, Eloise. Illustrated. Jan Gilchrist. New York: Black Butterfly Children's Books, c1988.
1989 (A) Fallen Angels. Myers, Walter Dean. New York: Scholastic Inc., c1988.
1989 (I) Mirandy and Brother Wind. McKissack, Pat. Illustrated. Jerry Pinkney. New York: Knopf, c1988.
1988 (A) The Friendship. Taylor, Mildred D. New York: Dial Books for Young Readers, c1987.
1988 (I) Mufaro's Beautiful Daughters: An African Tale. Steptoe, John. Illustrated. Catherine Stock. New York: Lothrop, Lee & Shepard Books, c1987.
1987 (A) Justin and the Best Biscuits in the World. Walter, Mildred Pitts. New York: Lothrop, Lee & Shepard, c1986.
1987 (I) Half a Moon and One Whole Star. Dragonwagon, Crescent. Illustrated. Jerry Pinkney. New York: Macmillan, c1986.
1986 (A) The People Could Fly: the book of Black folktales. Hamilton, Virginia. New York: Knopf, 1985.
1986 (I) The Patchwork Quilt. Flournoy, Valerie. Illustrated. Jerry Pinkney. New York: Dial Books for Young Readers, c1985.
1985 (A) Motown and Didi: a love story. Myers, Walter Dean. New York: Viking Kestrel, 1984.
1984 (A) Everett Anderson's Goodbye. Clifton, Lucille. New York: Holt, Rinehart, and Winston, c1983.
1984 (I) My Mama Needs Me. Walter, Mildred Pitts. Illustated. Pat Cummings. New York: Lothrop, Lee & Shepard Books, c1983.
1983 (A) Sweet Whispers, Brother Rush. Hamilton, Virginia. Philomel, c1982.
1983 (I) Black Child. Magubane, Peter. Illus.. Peter agubane. Random House, c1982.
1982 (A) Let the Circle Be Unbroken. Taylor, Mildred. Dial, c1981.
1982 (I) Mother Crocodile--Maman-Caiman. Diop, Birago. Illus.. John Steptoe. Delacorte, c1981. Translated. Rosa Guy.
1981 (A) This Life. Poitier, Sidney. Knopf, c1980.
1981 (I) Beat the Story-drum, Pum-pum. Bryan, Ashley. Illus. by Ashley Bryan. Atheneum, c1980.
1980 (A) The Young Landlords. Myers, Walter Dean. Viking, c1979.
1980 (I) Corn Rows. Yarbrough, Camille. Illus.. Carole Byard. Coward, c1979.
1979 (A) Escape to Freedom: A Play About Young Frederick Douglass. Davis, Ossie. Viking, c1976.
1979 (I) Something on My Mind. Grimes, Nikki. Illus. by Tom Feelings. Dial, 1978.
1978 African Dream. Greenfield, Eloise. Illus. by CaroleByard. Day, 1978.
1977 The Story of Stevie Wonder. Haskins, James. Lothrop, 1976.
1976 Duey's Tale. Bailey, Pearl. Illus.. Arnold Skolnick and Gary Azon. Harcourt, 1975.
1975 The Legend of Africania. Robinson, Dorothy. Illus. by Herbert Temple. Johnson, 1974.
1974 Ray Charles. Mathis, Sharon Bell. Illus.. George Ford. Crowell, 1973.
1973 I Never Had It Made. Robinson, Jackie. Retold by Alfred Duckett. Putnam, 1972.
1972 17 Black Artists. Fax, Elton Clay. Dodd, 1971.
1971 Black Troubadour: Langston Hughes. Rollins, Charlemae. Rand, 1970.
1970 Martin Luther King, Jr.: Man of Peace. Patterson, Lillie. Illus.. Victor Mays. Garrard, 1969.
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