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Coretta Scott King Award

This award is presented annually by the Coretta Scott King Committee of the American Library Association's Ethnic Multicltural Information Exchange Round Table (EMIERT) to an African American author and an African American illustrator for an outstandingly inspirational and educational contribution to children and young adult literature. Learn more about the Coretta Scott King Awards.

 Note:  All materials are housed on the first, North wing, in the Media/Curriculum area. Search the MU Library Catalog to check availability of books

2010's Coretta Scott King Medal Winner

2017 Author:  John Lewis & Andrew Aydin.  March: Book three.  Top Shelf Productions  
2017 Illustator: Javaka Steptoe.  Radiant child: The story of young artist Jean-Michel Basquiat.  Little, Brown.  
2016 Author:  Rita Williams-Garcia.  Gone Crazy in Alabama.  Amistad/Harper Collins.  
2016 Illustrator:  Bryan Collier.  Trombone Shorty. Written by Troy "Trombone Shorty" Andrews & Bill Taylor.  Abrams.  
2015
Author: Jacqueline Woodson.  Brown Girl Dreaming. Penguin.
YA PS3573.O64524 Z46 2014
2015
Illustrator: Christopher Myers. Firebird.  Penguin.
PZ 7 .C7887 Fir 2014
2014

Author:  Rita Williams-Garcia.  P.S. Be Eleven.

 
2014

Illustrator:  Brian Collier.  Knock Knock: My Dad's Dream for Me.  Written by Daniel Beaty.

 
2013

 Author:  Andrea Davis Pinkney.  Hand in Hand: Ten Black Men Who Changed America.  Disney/Jump

E 185.86 .P56 2012
2013 Illustrator:  Bryan Collier.  I, Too, Am America. Simon & Schuster. PS 3515.U274 I3 2012
2012

Author: Kadir Nelson. Heart and Soul: The Story of America and African Americans. Balzer + Bray.

E 185 .N427 2011
2012

Illustrator:  Shane W. Evans.  Underground:  Finding the Light go Freedom.  Neal Porter.  

E 450 .E94 2011
2011

 Author:  Rita Williams-Garcia.  One Crazy Summer.  Amistad.  

PZ 7 .W6713On 2010
2011 Illustrator:  Laban Carrick Hill.  Dave the Potter: Artist, Poet Slave.  Little Brown.  NK 4210.D247 H55 2010
2010 Author: Vaunda Micheaux Nelson Bad news for outlaws:  The remarkable life of Bass Reeves, Deputy U. S. Marshal.  Carolrhoda.  Oversize F 697.R44 N45 2009

Illustrator :  Charles R. Smith Jr.  My People.  Written by Langston Hughes.      Atheneum.

Oversize PS 3515.U274 M9 2009

 

2000's Coretta Scott King Medal Winners

2009 Author:  Kadir Nelson.  We Are the Ship: The Story of the Negro League Baseball.   Disney.  Oversize GV875.A1 N45 2008
Illustrator:  Floyd Cooper.  The Blacker the Berry.   Written by Joyce Carol Thomas.  HarperCollins. PS3570.H565 B53 2008
2008 Author:  Christopher Paul Curtis. Elijah of Buxton.  Scholastic.  PZ7.C94137El 2007
Illustrator: Ashley Bryan.  Let It Shine.  Atheneum Books for Young Readers. Oversize BV 353 .S68 2005
2007 Author:  Sharon Draper. Copper Sun.  Simon & Schuster/Atheneum Books for Young Readers.  PZ7 .D78325Cop 2006
Illustrator: Kadir Nelson.  Moses: When Harriet Tubman Led Her People to Freedom.  Written by Carole Boston Weatherford. Jump at the Sun/Hyperion Books for Children.  E444.T82 W43 2006
2006 Author:  Julius Lester. Day of Tears: A Novel in Dialogue.  Jump at the Sun/Hyperion.  PZ7 .L5629Da 2005
Illustrator:  Bryan Collier.  Rosa.  Written by Nikki Giovanni.  Henry Holt.  F334.M753 P38427 2005
2005 Author: Toni Morrison. Remember: The Journey to School Integration. Houghton Mifflin.  LC214.2 .M67 2004
Illustrator: Kadir A. Nelson. Ellington Was Not a Street by Ntozake Shange. Simon & Schuster PS3569.H3324 E45 2004
2004 Author: Angela Johnson. The First Part Last. Simon & Schuster. PZ7 .J629Fi 2003
Illustrator (and Author): Ashley Bryan. Beautiful Blackbird. Atheneum Books for Young Readers PZ8.1 .B839Bg 2003
2003 Author: Nikki Grimes. Bronx Masquerade. Dial Books. PZ7 .G88429Br 2002
Illustrator: E. B. Lewis. Talkin’ About Bessie: The Story of Aviator Elizabeth Coleman by Nikki Grimes. Orchard Books/Scholastic TK540.C546 G75 2002
2002 Author: Mildred Taylor. The Land. Phyllis Fogelman Books/Penguin Putnam. PZ7 .T21723Lan 2001
Illustrator: Jerry Pinkney. Goin’ Someplace Special by Patricia McKissack. Anne Schwartz Book/Atheneum PZ7 .M478693Go 2001
2001 Author: Jacqueline Woodson. Miracle’s Boys. G.P. Putnam’s Sons. Not in the collection
Illustrator (and Author): Bryan Collier. Uptown. Henry Holt PZ7 .C67759Up 2000
2000 Author: Christopher Paul Curtis. Bud, Not Buddy. Delacorte. PZ7 .C94137Bu 1999
Illustrator: Brian Pinkney. In the Time of the Drums by Kim L. Siegelson. Jump at the Sun/Hyperion Books for Children PZ7 .S56657In 1999

 

1990's Coretta Scott King Medal Winners

1999

Author: Angela Johnson. Heaven. Simon & Schuster.

Not in the collection
Illustrator: Michele Wood. i see the rhythm by Toyomi Igus. Children’s Book Press ML3556 .I48 1998
1998 Author: Sharon M. Draper. Forged by Fire. Atheneum. Not in the collection
Illustrator: Javaka Steptoe. In Daddy’s Arms I am Tall: African Americans Celebrating Fathers by Alan Schroeder. Lee & Low PS592 .N4B46 1997
1997 Author: Walter Dean Myers. Slam. Scholastic. Not in the collection
Illustrator: Jerry Pinkney. Minty: A Story of Young Harriet Tubman by Alan Schroeder. Dial Books for Young Readers E444.T82 S37 1996
1996 Author: Virginia Hamilton. Her Stories. Scholastic/Blue Sky Press GR111.A47 H35 1995
Illustrator (and Author): Tom Feelings. The Middle Passage: White Ships Black Cargo. Dial Books for Young Readers ND237.F32 A4 1995
1995 Author: Patricia C. & Frederick L. McKissack. Christmas in the Big House, Christmas in the Quarters. Scholastic, Inc F213 .M36 1994
Illustrator: James Ransome. The Creation by James Weldon Johnson. Holiday House PS3519.O2625 C73 1994
1994 Author: Angela Johnson. Toning the Sweep. Orchard Not in the collection
Illustrator: Tom Feelings. Soul Looks Back in Wonder by Phyllis Fogelman. Dial Books for Young Readers PS591.N4 S58 1994
1993 Author: Patricia A. McKissack. Dark Thirty: Southern Tales of the Supernatural. Knopf. PZ7 .M478693Tah 1992
Illustrator: Kathleen Atkins Wilson. The Origin of Life on Earth: an African Creation Myth retold by David A. Anderson/SANKOFA. Sights PZ8.1 .A543Or 1991
1992 Author: Walter Dean Myers. Now is Your Time: the African American Struggle for Freedom. HarperCollins. Not in the collection
Illustrator (and Author): Faith Ringgold. Tar Beach. Crown. PZ7 .R4726Tar 1991
1991 Author: Mildred D. Taylor. The Road to Memphis. Dial. PZ7 .T21723Rm 1990
Illustrators: Leo and Diane Dillon. Aida text by Leontyne Price. Harcourt. ML3930.V4 P7 1990
1990 Author: Patricia C. & Frederick L. McKissack. A Long Hard Journey: the Story of the Pullman Porter. Walker. Not in the collection
Illustrator: Jan Spivey Gilchrist. Nathaniel Talking by Eloise Greenfield. Black Butterfly. Not in the collection

 

1980's Coretta Scott King Medal Winners

1989 Author: Walter Dean Myers. Fallen Angels. Scholastic. PZ7 .M992Fal 1988
Illustrator: Jerry Pinkney. Mirandy and Brother Wind by Patricia McKissack. Knopf. PZ7 .M478693Mi 1988
1988 Author: Mildred L. Taylor The Friendship. Dial. Not in the collection
Illustrator (and Author): John Steptoe Mufaro’s Beautiful Daughters: an African Tale. Lothrop. PZ8 .S585Mu 1987
1987 Author: Mildred Pitts Walter. Justin and the Best Biscuits in the World. Lothrop. Not in the collection
Illustrator: Jerry Pinkney. Half a Moon and One Whole Star by Crescent Dragonwagon. Macmillan. Not in the collection
1986 Author: Virginia Hamilton. The People Could Fly: American Black Folktales. Knopf. PZ8.1 .H154Pe 1985
Illustrator: Jerry Pinkney. The Patchwork Quilt by Valerie Flournoy. Dial. PZ7 .F667Pat 1985
1985 Author: Walter Dean Myers. Motown and Didi. Viking. Not in the collection
Illustrator: No award  
1984 Author: Lucille Clifton. Everett Anderson’s Good-bye. Holt. Not in the collection
Illustrator: Pat Cummings. My Mama Needs Me by Mildred Pitts Walter. Lothrop. Not in the collection
1983 Author: Virginia Hamilton. Sweet Whispers, Brother Rush. Philomel. Not in the collection
Illustrator (and Author): Peter Mugabane Black Child. Knopf. Not in the collection
1982 Author: Mildred D. Taylor. Let the Circle Be Unbroken. Dial. Not in the collection
Illustrator: John Steptoe. Mother Crocodile; an Uncle Amadou Tale from Sengal by Rosa Guy. Delacorte. Not in the collection
1981 Author: Sidney Poitier. This Life. Knopf. Not in the collection
Illustrator (and Author): Ashley Bryan. Beat the Story Drum, Pum-Pum. Atheneum. Not in the collection
1980 Author: Walter Dean Myers. The Young Landlords. Viking. Not in the collection
Illustrator: Carole Bayard. Cornrows by Camille Yarborough. Coward-McCann. Not in the collection

 

1970's Coretta Scott King Medal Winners

1979 Author: Ossie Davis. Escape to Freedom. Viking. Not in the collection
Illustrator: Tom Feelings. Something on My Mind by Nikki Grimes. Dial. Not in the collection
1978 Author: Eloise Greenfield. Africa Dream. Ill. by Carole Bayard. Crowell. Not in the collection
Illustrator: Carole Bayard. Africa Dream by Eloise Greenfield. Crowell. Not in the collection
1977 Author: James Haskins. The Story of Stevie Wonder. Lothrop. Not in the collection
Illustrator: No award  
1976 Author: Pearl Bailey. Duey’s Tale. Harcourt. Not in the collection
Illustrator: No award  
1975 Author: Dorothy Robinson. The Legend of Africana. Johnson Publishing. Not in the collection
Illustrator: No award  
1974 Author: Sharon Bell Mathis. Ray Charles. Ill. by George Ford. Crowell. Not in the collection
Illustrator: George Ford. Ray Charles by Sharon Bell Mathis. Crowell. Not in the collection
1973 Author: Jackie Robinson as told to Alfred Duckett. I Never Had It Made: the Autobiography of Jackie Robinson. Putnam. GV865.R6 A29 1972
Illustrator: Award not established  
1972 Author: Elton C. Fax. Seventeen Black Artists. Dodd. N6538.N5 F3
Illustrator: Award not established  
1971 Author: Charlemae Rollins. Black Troubador: Langston Hughes. Rand McNally. Not in the collection
Illustrator: Award not established  
1970 Author: Lillie Patterson. Martin Luther King, Jr.: Man of Peace. Garrard. Not in the collection
Illustrator: Award not established