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 now sixfive 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.

6 Coretta Scott King Award Winning and Honored Books for 2007


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Copper Sun
by Sharon M. Draper

Publication Date: Jan 01, 2008
List Price: $12.99
Format: Paperback, 336 pages
Classification: Fiction
Target Age Group: Young Adult
ISBN13: 9781416953487
Imprint: Atheneum Books for Young Readers
Publisher: Simon & Schuster, Inc.
Parent Company: CBS Corporation
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The Road to Paris
by Nikki Grimes

Publication Date: Jan 10, 2008
List Price: $6.99
Format: Paperback, 160 pages
Classification: Fiction
Target Age Group: Middle Grade
ISBN13: 9780142410820
Imprint: Penguin Young Readers Group
Publisher: Penguin Random House
Parent Company: Bertelsmann
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Moses: When Harriet Tubman Led Her People to Freedom
by Carole Boston Weatherford, Illustrated by Kadir Nelson

Publication Date: Sep 28, 2006
List Price: $18.99
Format: Hardcover, 48 pages
Classification: Fiction
Target Age Group: Picture Book
ISBN13: 9780786851751
Imprint: Disney-Hyperion
Publisher: Disney Publishing Worldwide
Parent Company: The Walt Disney Company
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Jazz
by Walter Dean Myers, Illustrated by Christopher Myers

Publication Date: Sep 28, 2008
List Price: $12.99
Format: Paperback, 48 pages
Classification: Fiction
Target Age Group: Picture Book
ISBN13: 9780823421732
Imprint: Holiday House
Publisher: Holiday House
Parent Company: Holiday House, Inc.
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Poetry for Young People: Langston Hughes
by Langston Hughes, Illustrated by Benny Andrews

Publication Date: Jan 01, 2013
List Price: $16.95
Format: Hardcover, 48 pages
Classification: Poetry
Target Age Group: Picture Book
ISBN13: 9781454903284
Imprint: Sterling Children’s Books
Publisher: Sterling Publishing Co., Inc
Parent Company: Barnes & Noble
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Standing Against the Wind
by Traci L. Jones

Publication Date: Jan 19, 2010
List Price: $11.99
Format: Paperback, 208 pages
Classification: Fiction
Target Age Group: Young Adult
ISBN13: 9780312622930
Imprint: Square Fish
Publisher: Macmillan Publishers
Parent Company: Holtzbrinck Publishing Group
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