Book Awards

Coretta Scott King Award Books

From 1999 to 2021

Before the Ever After
Respect: Aretha Franklin, the Queen of Soul
Tristan Strong Punches a Hole in the Sky
Infinite Hope: A Black Artist's Journey from World War II to Peace
The Bell Rang

What is the Coretta Scott King Award?

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.

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