The Coretta Scott King Book Award is presented annually by the Coretta Scott King Committee of the American Library Association’s Ethnic Multicultural Information Exchange Round Table (EMIERT).
The award (or awards) is given to an African American author and an African American illustrator for an outstandingly inspirational and educational contribution. The books promote understanding and appreciation of the culture of all peoples and their contribution to the realization of the American dream. The award is further designed to commemorate the life, works, and dreams of the late Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. and to honor Mrs. Coretta Scott King for her courage and determination to work for peace and world brotherhood.
|Coretta Scott King Author Award|
|2013||JUV 920.9 Pinkney||Andrea Davis Pinkney||Hand in hand: , ten Black men who changed America||Winner|
|Jacqueline Woodson||Each kindness||Honor|
|Vaunda Micheaux Nelson||No Crystal Stair: A Documentary Novel of the Life and Work of Lewis Micheaux, Harlem Bookseller||Honor|
|2012||Kadir Nelson||Heart and Soul: The Story of America and African Americans||Winner|
|Eloise Greenfield||The Great Migration: Journey to the North||Honor|
|Patricia C. McKissack||Never Forgotten||Honor|
|2011||JUV FIC Williams-Garcia||Rita Williams-Garcia||One crazy summer||Winner|
|FIC YA Myers||Walter Dean Myers||Lockdown||Honor|
|JUV FIC Rhodes||Jewell Parker Rhodes||Ninth Ward||Honor|
|2010||JUV 921 Reeves||Vaunda Micheaux Nelson||Bad news for outlaws : the remarkable life of Bass Reeves, deputy U.S. marshal||Winner|
|FIC YA Davis||Tanita S. Davis||Mare’s war||Honor|