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The Coretta Scott King Book Awards

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Designed to commemorate the life and works of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. and to honor Mrs. Coretta Scott King for her courage and determination to continue the work for peace, the Coretta Scott King Book Awards annually recognize outstanding books for young adults and children by African American authors and illustrators that reflect the African American experience. Further, the Award encourages the artistic expression of the black experience via literature and the graphic arts in biographical, social, and historical treatments by African American authors and illustrators.

 

 

2017 Coretta Scott King Book Award Winners

Illustrator Award:

Radiant Child: The Story of Young Artist Jean-Michel Basquiat, illustrated and written by Javaka Steptoe

Illustrator Honors:
Freedom Over Me: Eleven Slaves, Their Lives and Dreams Brought to Life by Ashley Bryan, illustrated and written by Ashley Bryan
Freedom in Congo Square, illustrated by R. Gregory Christie and written by Carole Boston Weatherford
In Plain Sight, illustrated by Jerry Pinkney and written by Richard Jackson

Author Award:

March: Book Three, written by John Lewis and Andrew Aydin with illustrations by Nate Powell

Author Honors:
As Brave as You, written by Jason Reynolds
Freedom Over Me: Eleven Slaves, Their Lives and Dreams Brought to Life by Ashley Bryan, illustrated and written by Ashley Bryan

All 2017 Coretta Scott King Book Award winners and honorees can be found in the Hayner Library collection. A list of previous Coretta Scott King Book Award winners and honorees can be found at http://www.ala.org/rt/emiert/coretta-scott-king-book-awards-all-recipients-1970-present.

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