Coretta Scott King Book Award Winners 1970 to Present

coretta_scott_kingThe Coretta Scott King Awards are presented annually by the American Library Association to honor African-American authors and illustrators who create outstanding books for children and young adults. “… an excellent start on your quest for the best in African-American literature for children.”

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The CSK Book Awards seal and award names are owned by the American Library Association.

The award was established in 1969 to recognize authors. In 1979 it was expanded to include a separate award for illustrators. There are five categories of book awards; Author, Author Honor, Illustrator, Illustrator Honor, and the John Steptoe Award for New Talent.

These awards are given to commemorate the life and work of the late Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., and to honor Mrs. Coretta Scott King for her continuing efforts in working for peace and civil rights issues. In 2015 The Coretta Scott King Awards became part of the Youth Media Awards. Here is a printable list of all the award winning books.

You may learn more, about this award, at the American Library Association’s website. Also check out our list of Top 100+ Recommended African-American Children’s Books, some are also CSK Award winning titles.

7 Coretta Scott King Award Winning and Honored Books for 2000


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Bud, Not Buddy
by Christopher Paul Curtis

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List Price: $8.99
Format: Mass Market Paperback, 288 pages
Classification: Fiction
Target Age Group: Middle Grade
ISBN13: 9780553494105
Imprint: Random House Children’s Books
Publisher: Penguin Random House
Parent Company: Bertelsmann
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Black Hands, White Sails: The Story of African-American Whalers
by Patricia C. McKissack and Fredrick McKissack

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List Price: $18.99
Format: Hardcover, 192 pages
Classification: Nonfiction
Target Age Group: Middle Grade
ISBN13: 9780590483131
Imprint: Scholastic Press
Publisher: Scholastic Inc.
Parent Company: Scholastic Inc.
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Francie
by Karen English

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List Price: $8.99
Format: Paperback, 208 pages
Classification: Fiction
Target Age Group: Young Adult
ISBN13: 9780312373832
Imprint: Square Fish
Publisher: Macmillan
Parent Company: Verlagsgruppe Georg von Holtzbrinck
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Monster
by Walter Dean Myers

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List Price: $9.99
Format: Paperback, 304 pages
Classification: Fiction
Target Age Group: Young Adult
ISBN13: 9780064407311
Imprint: Amistad
Publisher: HarperCollins
Parent Company: News Corporation
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In the Time of the Drums
by Kim L. Siegelson, Illustrated by Brian Pinkney

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List Price: $15.99
Format: Hardcover, 32 pages
Classification: Fiction
Target Age Group: Picture Book
ISBN13: 9780786804368
Imprint: Disney-Hyperion
Publisher: Disney Publishing Worldwide
Parent Company: The Walt Disney Company
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Black Cat
by Christopher Myers, Illustrated by Christopher Myers

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List Price: $17.99
Format: Hardcover, 40 pages
Classification: Fiction
Target Age Group: Picture Book
ISBN13: 9780590033756
Imprint: Scholastic Inc
Publisher: Scholastic Inc.
Parent Company: Scholastic Inc.
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My Rows and Piles of Coins
by Tololwa M. Mollel, Illustrated by E. B. Lewis

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List Price: $17.99
Format: Hardcover, 32 pages
Classification: Fiction
Target Age Group: Picture Book
ISBN13: 9780395751862
Imprint: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Parent Company: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
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