Coretta Scott King Book Awards
Our libraries are proud to share award-winning literature with you. On Monday, the American Library Association announced the winners of the Coretta Scott King Book Awards. This award is given to an African American author and illustrator of outstanding books for children and young adults. This year is especially significant because 2019 marks the 50th anniversary of this powerful award.
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2019 Coretta Scott King Book Award Winners Announced
Coretta Scott King Book Award :
A Few Red Drops: The Chicago Race Riot of 1919, written by Claire Hartfield, is the King Author Book winner.
Three King Author honor books were selected: Finding Langston, written by Lesa Cline-Ransome; The Parker Inheritance, written by Varian Johnson; and The Season of Styx Malone, written by Kekla Magoon.
Coretta Scott King (Illustrator) Book Award:
The Stuff of Stars, illustrated by Ekua Holmes, is the King Illustrator Book winner. The book is written by Marion Dane Bauer.
Three King Illustrator honor books were selected: Hidden Figures, illustrated by Laura Freeman, written by Margot Lee Shetterly; Let the Children March, illustrated by Frank Morrison, written by Monica Clark; and Memphis, Martin, and the Mountaintop, illustrated by R. Gregory Christie, written by Alice Faye Duncan.
Coretta Scott King/John Steptoe New Talent Author Award:
Monday’s Not Coming, written by Tiffany D. Jackson, is the Steptoe author award winner.
Coretta Scott King/John Steptoe New Talent Illustrator Award:
Thank You, Omu!, illustrated and written by Oge Mora.
“The Coretta Scott King Book Awards”, American Library Association, January 18, 2009. http://www.ala.org/rt/emiert/cskbookawards (Accessed January 29, 2019). Document ID: f9333123-3705-8014-35fc-b53ca4e6ec83
“The History of the Coretta Scott King Book Awards”, American Library Association, January 18, 2009. http://www.ala.org/rt/emiert/cskbookawards/about (Accessed January 29, 2019). Document ID: dc62de2b-32d9-68f4-61f8-e22c9d2c312e