Randolph Caldecott Award Winning and Honored Books

The Caldecott Medal

The Caldecott Medal, established in 1938, was named in honor of nineteenth-century English illustrator Randolph Caldecott. It is awarded annually by the Association for Library Service to Children, a division of the American Library Association, to the artist of the most distinguished American picture book for children. Learn more about this award at Caldecott Medal Home Page.

Below are the Caldecott Medla winning and Honor books awarded to Black illustrators or illustrators of books featuring Black characters. A Black woman yet to win a Caldecott Medal (read more ▶).


One Book Recieved The Caldecott Award or Honor in 1999

Honor Book – Brian Pinkney

Duke Ellington: The Piano Prince and His Orchestra
by Andrea Davis Pinkney, Illustrated by Brian Pinkney

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List Price: $6.99
Format: Paperback, 32 pages
Classification: Nonfiction
Target Age Group: Picture Book
ISBN13: 9780786814206
Imprint: Disney-Hyperion
Publisher: Disney Publishing Worldwide
Parent Company: The Walt Disney Company
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Book Description: 
Another stunning picture book biography of a prominent twentieth-century African-American in the arts, from the creative team behind Alvin Ailey.

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