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Coretta Scott King Book Awards


The Coretta Scott King Awards are presented annually by the Social Responsibilities Round Table of the American Library Association to an African American author and an African American illustrator for an outstandingly inspirational and educational contribution published during the previous year. The award was established in 1969 and designed to commemorate the life and work of the late Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., and to honor Mrs. Coretta Scott King for her courage and determination in continuing to work for peace and world brotherhood. The separate award for illustrator was added in 1979.


Author Award Winner

P.S. Be Eleven
P.S. Be Eleven by Rita Williams-Garcia

The Gaither sisters return to Brooklyn, where they adapt to new feelings of independence while managing changes large and small, from Pa's new girlfriend to a very different Uncle Darnell's return from Vietnam.

Illustrator Award Winner

Knock Knock: My Dad's Dream for Me
Knock Knock: My Dad's Dream for Me by Daniel Beaty Illustrated by Bryan Collier

"A boy wakes up one morning to find his father gone. At first, he feels lost. But his father has left him a letter filled with advice to guide him through the times he cannot be there"-- Provided by publisher.

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