Book Awards

Coretta Scott King Award Books

From 1993 to 2023

Before the Ever After
Respect: Aretha Franklin, the Queen of Soul
The Bell Rang
Look Both Ways: A Tale Told in Ten Blocks

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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