Coretta Scott King Book
Author & Illustrator Award Winners

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Date Title Author award winners &
Illustrator award winners
2017 March Book: Three * Author award winner - Congressman John Lewis and Andrew Aydin
  Radiant Child: The Story of Young Artist Jean-Michel Basquiat Illustrator award winner - Javaka Steptoe
2016 Gone Crazy in Alabama Author award winner - Rita Williams-Garcia
  Trombone Shorty Illustrator award winner - Bryan Collier
2015 brown girl dreaming Author award winner - Jacqueline Woodson
  Firebird Illustrator award winner - Christopher Myers
2014 P.S. Be Eleven Author award winner - Rita Williams-Garcia
  Knock knock: my dad’s dream for me Illustrator award winner - Bryan Collier
2013 Hand in Hand: Ten Black Men Who Changed America Author award winner - Andrea Davis Pinkney
  I, Too, Am America Illustrator award winner - Bryan Collier
2012 Heart and Soul: The Story of America and African Americans Author award winner - Kadir Nelson
  Underground: Finding the Light to Freedom Illustrator award winner - Shane W. Evans
2011 One Crazy Summer Author award winner - Rita Williams-Garcia
  Dave the Potter: Artist, Poet, Slave * Illustrator award winner - Bryan Collier
2010 Bad News for Outlaws: The Remarkable Life of Bass Reeves, Deputy U.S. Marshal Author award winner - Vaunda Micheaux Nelson
  My People Illustrator award winner - Charles R. Smith, Jr.
2009 We Are the Ship: The Story of Negro League Baseball Author award winner - Kadir Nelson
  The Blacker the Berry Illustrator award winner - Floyd Cooper
2008 Elijah of Buxton * Author award winner - Christopher Paul Curtis
  Let it Shine Illustrator award winner - Ashley Bryan
2007 Copper Sun * Author award winner - Sharon Draper
  When Harriet Tubman Led Her People to Freedom Illustrator award winner - Kadir Nelson
2006 Day of Tears: A Novel in Dialogue Author award winner - Julius Lester
  Rosa Illustrator award winner - Bryan Collier
2005 Remember: The Journey to School Integration Author award winner - Toni Morrision
  Elllington Was Not a Street Illustrator award winner - Kadir Nelson
2004 The First Part Last Author award winner - Angela Johnson
  Beautiful Blackbird Illustrator award winner - Ashley Bryan
2003 Bronx Masquerade Author award winner - Nikki Grimes
  Talkin' about Bessie: The Story of Aviator Elizabeth Coleman Illustrator award winner - E. B. Lewis
2002 The Land Author award winner - Mildren Taylor
  Goin' Someplace Special Illustrator award winner - Jerry Pinkney
2001 Miracle's Boys Author award winner - Jacqueline Woodsen
  Uptown Illustrator award winner - Bryan Collier
2000 Bud Not Buddy Author award winner - Christopher paul Curtis
  In the Time of teh Drums Illustrator award winner - Brian Pinkney
1999 Heaven Author award winner - Angela Johnson
  i see the rhythm Illustration - Michele Wood
1998 Forged by Fire Author award winner - Sharon M. Draper
  In Daddy's Arms I am Tall Illustrator award winner - Javaka Steptoe
1997 Slam! Author award winner - Walter Dean Myers
  Minty: A Story of Young Harriet Tubman Illustrator award winner - Jerry Pinkney
1996 Her Stories Author award winner - Virginia Hamilton, Illustrator award winner Leo and Diane Dillon
  The Middle Passage: White Ships/Black Cargo Illustrator award winner - Tom Feelings
1995 Christmas in the Big House, Christmas in the Quarters Author award winner -Christopher Paul Curtis
  The Creation Illustrator award winner - James E. Ransome
1994 Toning the Sweep Author award winner - Angela Johnson
  Soul Looks Back in Wonder Illustrator award winner -Tom Feelings
1993 Dark Thirty Southern Tales of the Supernatural Author award winner - Patricia McKissack
  The Origin of Life on Earth Illustrator award winner - Kathleen Atkins Wilson
1992 Now is Your Time! The African-American Struggle for Freedom Author award winner - Walter Dean Myers
  Tar Beach * Illustrator award winner - Faith Ringhold
1991 Road to Memphis * Author award winner - Mildred D. Taylor
  Aida Illustrator award winner - Diane and Leo Dillon
1990 Long Hard Journey Author award winner - Patricia and Frederick McKissack
  Nathaniel Talking Illustrator award winner - Jan S. Gilchrest
1989 Fallen Angels Author award winner - Walter Dean Myers
  Mirandy and Brother Wind Author award winner - Jerry Pinkney
1988 Mufaro's Beautiful Daughters * Author award winner - John Steptoe
  What a Morning Author award winner - Ashley Bryan
1987 Justin and the Best Biscuits in the World Author award winner - Mildred Pitts Walter
  Half a Moon and One Whole Star Author award winner - Crescent Dragonwagon, Illustrator award winner - Jerry Pinkney
1986 The People Could Fly Author award winner - Virginia Hamilton
  Patchwork Quilt * Author award winner - by Valerie Flournoy, Illustrator award winner - Jerry Pinkney
1985 Motown and Didi Author award winner - Walter Dean Myers
1984 Everett Anderson's Goodbye Author award winner - Lucille Clifton
  Mama Needs Me Author award winner - Mildred Pitts Walter, Illustrator award winner - Pat Cummings
1983 Sweet Whispers, Brother Rush Author award winner - Virginia Hamilton
  Black Child Author award winner - Peter Magubane
1982 Let the Circle Be Unbroken * Author award winner - Mildred Taylor
  Mother Crocodile Author award winner - Birago Diop, Illustrator award winner - John Steptoe
1981 This Life Author award winner - Sidney Poitier
  Beat the Story- Drum, Pum-Pum Author award winner - Ashley Bryan
1980 Young Landlords Author award winner - Myers, Walter Dean
  Cornrows Author award winner - Camille Yarbrough, Illustrator award winner - Carole Byard
1979 Escape to Freedom Author award winner - Davis, Ossie
  Something on My Mind Author award winner - Tom Feelings
1978 The Africa Dream Author award winner - Eloise Greenfiel, and Cole Byard
1977 The Story of Stevie Wonder Author award winner - Jame sHaskins
1976 Duey's Tale Author award winner - Pearl Bailey
1975 The Legend of Africania Author award winner - Dorothy Robinson and Herbert Temple
1974 Ray Charles Author award winner - Sharon Bell Mathi and George Ford
1973 I Never Had it Made: The Autobiography of Jackie Robinson Author award winner - Alfred Duckett
1972 Seventeen Black Artists Author award winner - Elton C. Fax

* Highly recommended. Meaning no disrespect for others.

 

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