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Coretta Scott King Book Awards

2010

Author Award Winner

Bad News for Outlaws: The Remarkable Life of Bass Reeves, Deputy U.S. Marshal by Vaunda Micheaux Nelson, illustrated by R. Gregory Christie by Vaunda Micheaux Nelson, illustrated by R. Gregory Christie

Illustrator Award Winner

My People illustrated by Charles R. Smith Jr., written by Langston Hughes

Author Honor Book

Mare’s War by Tanita S. Davis

Illustrator Honor Book

The Negro Speaks of Rivers illustrated by E. B. Lewis, written by Langston Hughes

John Steptoe New Talent Author Award

The Rock and the Riverwritten by Kekla Magoon

Coretta Scott King – Virginia Hamilton Award for Lifetime Achievement

Walter Dean Myers is the winner of this first-ever Coretta Scott King – Virginia Hamilton Award for Lifetime Achievement. The award pays tribute to the quality and magnitude of beloved children’s author Virginia Hamilton. Myers’ books include: "Amiri & Odette: A Love Story," published by Scholastic Press, an imprint of Scholastic; "Fallen Angels," published by Scholastic Press; "Monster," published by Amistad and HarperTeen, imprints of HarperCollins Publishers; and "Sunrise Over Fallujah," published by Scholastic Press.

 

2009

Author Award Winner

We Are the Ship: The Story of Negro League Baseball written and illustrated by Kadir Nelson

Illustrator Award Winner

The Blacker the Berry illustated by Floyd Cooper

Author Honor Books

Keeping the Night Watch by Hope Anita Smith

The Blacker the Berry by Joyce Carol Thomas

Becoming Billie Holiday by Carole Boston Weatherford

Illustrator Honor Books

We Are the Ship: The Story of Negro League Baseball written and illustrated by Kadir Nelson

The Moon Over Star illustrated by Jerry Pinkney

Before John Was a Jazz Giant illustrated by Sean Qualls

 

2008

Author Award Winner

Elijah of Buxton by Christopher Paul Curtis

Illustrator Award Winner

Let it Shine written and illusrated by Ashley Bryan

Author Honor Books

November Blues by Sharon M. Draper

Twelve Rounds to Glory: The Story of Muhammad Ali by Charles R. Smith Jr.

Illustrator Honor Books

The Secret Olivia Told Me illustrated by Nancy Devard, written by N. Joy

Jazz On A Saturday Night by Leo and Diane Dillon

 

2007

Author Award Winner

Copper Sun by Sharon Draper

Illustrator Award Winner

Moses: When Harriet Tubman Led Her People to Freedom illustrated by Kadir Nelson, written by Carole Boston Weatherford

Author Honor Books

The Road to Paris by Nikki Grimes

Illustrator Honor Books

Jazz illustrated by Christopher Myers, written by Walter Dean Myers

Poetry for Young People: Langston Hughes illustrated by Benny Andrews

 

Source: American Library Association

Coretta Scott King Book Awards