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
Sulwe

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.

*Information from: http://www.ala.org/awardsgrants/coretta-scott-king-book-awards

Before the Ever After
Infinite Hope: A Black Artist's Journey from World War II to Peace
The Bell Rang
4.9
slaveryAfrican Americansfamily lifeprejudice and racism
Look Both Ways: A Tale Told in Ten Blocks
The Undefeated
5.5
Finding Langston
Thank You, Omu!
Let the Children March
5.8
The Season of Styx Malone
Long Way Down
Mama Africa!: How Miriam Makeba Spread Hope with Her Song
Out of Wonder: Poems Celebrating Poets
Crown: An Ode to the Fresh Cut
5.5
Radiant Child
4.3
Freedom in Congo Square
Last Stop on Market Street
5.1
Boy in the Black Suit
Trombone Shorty
6.1
Josephine
5.5
Brown Girl Dreaming
5.5
How I Discovered Poetry
When the Beat Was Born: DJ Kool Herc and the Creation of Hip Hop
I, Too, Am America
Heart and Soul: The Story of America and African Americans
Respect: Aretha Franklin, the Queen of Soul
5.8
Tristan Strong Punches a Hole in the Sky
Sulwe
5.2
Few Red Drops: The Chicago Race Riot of 1919
The Stuff of Stars
4.8
Memphis, Martin, and the Mountaintop: The Sanitation Strike of 1968
Hidden Figures: The True Story of Four Black Women and the Space Race
5.0
The Parker Inheritance
Before She Was Harriet
5.5
The Stars Beneath Our Feet
Piecing Me Together
As Brave As You
In Plain Sight: A Game
4.0
The Book Itch: Freedom, Truth & Harlem's Greatest Bookstore
Gone Crazy in Alabama
The Crossover (Graphic Novel)
6.5
Firebird
5.0
Knock Knock: My Dad's Dream for Me
P.S. Be Eleven
Hand in Hand: Ten Black Men Who Changed America
Martin's Big Words: The Life of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.
5.3