Coretta Scott King Award Winners

Awarded annually by the Ethnic and Multicultural Information Exchange Round Table, a part of the American Library Association, the Coretta Scott King Award recognizes outstanding African American authors and illustrators. The award is named for Coretta Scott King, wife of Martin Luther King, Jr. See a complete list of past Coretta Scott King Award winners.
Subject Author Title Call number Year
John Steptoe Illustrator Harrison, April What is Given From the Heart

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2020
John Steptoe Author Williams, Alicia Genesis Begins Again

Fic W721ge

2020
Illustrator Winner Nelson, Kadir The Undefeated

811.6 A3763un

2020
Illustrator Honor Bryan, Ashley Infinite Hope: A Black Artist's Journey from WWII to Peace

92 B9151bry

2020
Illustrator Honor Harrison, Vashti Sulwe

E N997su

2020
Illustrator Honor Ransome, James E. The Bell Rang

E R2124be

2020
Author Winner Craft, Jerry New Kid

 741.5973 C885ne

2020
Author Honor Mbalia, Kwame Tristan Strong Punches a Hole in the Sky

Fic M478tr

2020
Author Honor Petrus, Junauda The Stars and the Blackness Between Them

Fic P4987st

2020
Reynolds, Jason Look Both Ways: A Tale Told in Ten Blocks

 Fic R4635Loo

John Steptoe Illustrator Mora, Oge Thank You, Omu

E M8269th

2019
John Steptoe Author Jackson, Tiffany Monday's Not Coming

Fic J143mo

2019
Illustrator Winner Holmes, Ekua The Stuff of Stars

523.18 B344st

2019
Illustrator Honor Christie, R. Gregory Memphis, Martin and the Mountaintop

331.89281 D911me

2019
Illustrator Honor Freeman, Laura Hidden Figures

510.925 S554hi

2019
Illustrator Honor Morrison, Frank Let the Children March

E C612Le

2019
Author Winner Hartfield, Claire A Few Red Drops

305.896 H328fe

2019
Author Honor Cline-Ransome, Lesa Finding Langston

 Fic C64115fi

2019
Author Honor Johnson, Varian The Parker Inheritance

Fic J697pa

2019
Magoon, Kekla The Season of Styx Malone

Fic M1998se

John Steptoe Illustrator Palmer, Charly Mama Africa

92 M235er

2018
John Steptoe Author Moore, David Barclay The Stars Beneath Our Feet

Fic M8215st

2018
Illustrator Winner Colderley, Chris Out of Wonder: Poems Celebrating Poets

808.1 A376ou 

2018
Illustrator Honor Barnes, Derrick D. Crown: An Ode to the Fresh Cut

E B2597cr

2018
Illustrator Honor Ransome, James (ill.) Before She Was Harriet

 92 T885cL

2018
Author Winner Watson, Renee Piecing Me Together

Fic W3416pi

2018
Author Honor Barnes, Derrick D. Crown: An Ode to the Fresh Cut

E B2597cr

2018
Author Honor Reynolds, Jason Long Way Down

Fic R4635Lo

2018
Thomas, Angie The Hate U Give

Fic T454ha

John Steptoe Author Yoon, Nicola The Sun is Also a Star

Fic Y597su

2017
Illustrator Winner Steptoe, Javaka Radiant Child: A Story of Young Artist Jean-Michael Basquiat

92 B3165st

2017
Illustrator Honor Pinkney, Jerry In Plain Sight

E J138in

2017
Illustrator Honor Weatherford, Carole Boston Freedom in Congo Square

E W3625fr

2017
Author Winner Lewis, John and Andrew Aydin March: Book Three

323.092 L6745mas

2017
Author Honor Reynolds, Jason As Brave as You

Fic R4635as

John Steptoe Illustrator Holmes, Ekua Voice of Freedom: Fannie Lou Hamer, Spirit of the Civil Rights Movement

92 H214we

2016
John Steptoe Author Smith, Ronald Hoodoo

Fic S6582ho

2016
Illustrator Winner Collier, Bryan Trombone Shorty

92 A571an

2016
Illustrator Honor de la Pena, Matt Last Stop on Market Street

E D338La

2016
Illustrator Honor Nelson, Vaunda The Book Itch: Freedom, Truth & Harlem's Greatest Bookstore

FIc N4318bo

2016
Author Winner Williams-Garcia, Rita Gone Crazy in Alabama

Fic W7286go

2016
Author Honor Bryan, Ashley Freedom Over Me: Eleven Slaves, Their Lives and Dreams Brought to Life

811.54 B915fr

2016
Author Honor Reynolds, Jason All American Boys

Fic R4635al

2016
Author Honor Reynolds, Jason The Boy in the Black Suit

Fic R4635bo

2016
Shabazz, Ilyasah X: A Novel

Fic S524x

John Steptoe Author Reynolds, Jason When I Was the Greatest

Fic R4635wh

2015
Illustrator Winner Myers, Christopher Firebird: Ballerina Misty Copeland Shows a Girl How to Dance Like the Firebird

E C782fi

2015
Illustrator Honor Morrison, Frank Little Melba and Her Big Trombone

92 L7735ru

2015
Illustrator Honor Robinson, Christian Josephine: The Dazzling life of Josephine Baker

92 B1678po

2015
Author Winner Woodson, Jacqueline Brown Girl Dreaming

92 W8986wo

2015
Author Honor Alexander, Kwame The Crossover

Fic A3764cr

2015
Author Honor Magoon, Kekla How it Went Down

Fic M1998ho

2015
Nelson, Marilyn How I Discovered Poetry

811.54 N428ho

John Steptoe Illustrator Taylor III, Theodore When the Beat Was Born

92 K825hi

2014
Illustrator Winner Beaty, Daniel Knock Knock: My Dad's Dream for Me

E B369kn

2014
Illustrator Honor Nelson, Kadir Nelson Mandela

92 M2699nel

2014
Author Honor Grimes, Nikki Words with Wings

Fic G862wo

2014
Author Honor Lewis, John March: Book One

323.092 L6745ma

2014
Meyers, Walter Dean Darius & Twig

FIc M996d

Illustrator Winner Collier, Bryan I, Too, Am America

811.52 H8935it

2013
Illustrator Honor Meyers, Christopher H.O.R.S.E.

Fic M9956ho

2013
Illustrator Honor Minter, Daniel Ellen's Broom

E L9916el

2013
Illustrator Honor Nelson, Kadir (ill.) I Have a Dream

323.092 K53ia

2013
Author Winner Pinkney, Andrea Davis Hand in Hand: Ten Black Men Who Changed America

973.0496 P655ha

2013
Author Honor Nelson, Vaunda No Crystal Stair: A Documentary Novel of the Life and Work of Lewis Michaux, Harlem Bookseller

Fic N4318no

2013
Woodson, Jacqueline Each Kindness

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Illustrator Winner Evans, Shane W. Underground

973.7115 E925un

2012
Illustrator Honor Nelson, Kadir Heart and Soul: The Story of America and African Americans

973.0496 N427he

2012
Author Winner Nelson, Kadir Heart and Soul: The Story of America and African Americans

973.0496 N427he

2012
Author Honor Greenfield, Eloise The Great Migration: Journey to the North

811.54 G8125gr

2012
McKissack, Patricia Never Forgotten

Fic M1589ne

John Steptoe Author Bond, Victoria and Simon, T.R. Zora and Me

Fic B7116zo

2011
Illustrator Winner Collier, Bryan Dave the Potter: Artist, Poet, Slave

92 D246hi

2011
Illustrator Honor Steptoe, Javaka Jimi: Sounds Like a Rainbow: A Story of the Young Jimi Hendrix

92 H498go

2011
Author Winner Myers, Walter Dean Lockdown

Fic M996Lo

2011
Author Winner Williams-Garcia, Rita One Crazy Summer

Fic W7286on

2011
Author Honor Rhodes, Jewell Ninth Ward

Fic R476ni

John Steptoe Author Magoon, Kekla The Rock and the River

Fic M1998ro

2010
Illustrator Winner Smith, Charles R. My People

811.52 H8935my

2010
Illustrator Honor Lewis, E.B. The Negro Speaks of Rivers

811.52 H8935ne

2010
Author Winner Nelson, Vaunda Micheaux Bad News for Outlaws: The Remarkable Life of Bass Reeves, Deputy U.S. Marshal

92 R332ne

2010
Author Honor Davis, Tanita S. Mare’s War

Fic D2646ma

John Steptoe Illustrator Strickland, Shadra Bird

Fic E4667bi

2009
Illustrator Winner Cooper, Floyd The Blacker the Berry

811.54 T458bL

2009
Illustrator Honor Nelson, Kadir We Are the Ship: The Story of Negro League Baseball

796.357 N427we

2009
Illustrator Honor Pinkney, Jerry The Moon Over Star

E A856mo

2009
Illustrator Honor Weatherford, Carole Boston Before John Was a Jazz Giant

92 C7254we

2009
Author Winner Nelson, Kadir We Are the Ship: The Story of Negro League Baseball

796.357 N427we

2009
Author Honor Cooper, Floyd The Blacker the Berry

811.54 T458bL

2009
Author Honor Smith, Hope Anita Keeping the Night Watch

811.6 S649ke

2009
Weatherford, Carole Boston Becoming Billie Holiday

Fic W3625be

Illustrator Winner Bryan, Ashley Let it Shine

782.253 L645

2008
Illustrator Honor Devard, Nancy The Secret Olivia Told Me

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2008
Illustrator Honor Dillon, Leo and Diane Jazz On A Saturday Night

781.65 D579ja

2008
Author Winner Curtis, Christopher Paul Elijah of Buxton

Fic C9788el

2008
Author Honor Draper, Sharon M. November Blues

Fic D7663no

2008
Smith, Charles R. Twelve Rounds to Glory: The Story of Muhammad Ali

92 A398sm

John Steptoe Author Jones, Traci Standing Against the Wind

Fic J793st

2007
Illustrator Winner Nelson, Kadir Moses: When Harriet Tubman Led Her People to Freedom

92 T885we

2007
Illustrator Honor Andrews, Benny Poetry for Young People: Langston Hughes

811.52 H8935La

2007
Illustrator Honor Myers, Christopher Jazz

E M996ja

2007
Author Winner Draper, Sharon M. Copper Sun

Fic D7663co

2007
Author Honor Grimes, Nikki The Road to Paris

Fic G862ro

John Steptoe Author Adoff, Jaime Jimi & Me

Fic A2393ji

2006
Illustrator Winner Collier, Bryan Rosa

92 P252gi

2006
Illustrator Honor Christie, R. Gregory Brothers in Hope: The Story of the Lost Boys of Sudan

Fic W72492br

2006
Author Winner Lester, Julius Day of Tears: A Novel in Dialogue

Fic L64214da

2006
Author Honor Bolden, Tonya Maritcha: A Nineteenth-Century American Girl

92 L9913bo

2006
Author Honor Grimes, Nikki Dark Sons

Fic G862dar

2006
Nelson, Marilyn A Wreath for Emmett Till

811.54 N428wr