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Children's and Young Adult Literature: Coretta Scott King Book Award

This guide is a starting place for exploring children's and young adult literature

About the Coretta Scott King Book Award

"The Coretta Scott King Book Awards are given annually to outstanding African American authors and illustrators of books for children and young adults that demonstrate an appreciation of African American culture and universal human values.  The award commemorates the life and work of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., and honors his wife, Mrs. Coretta Scott King, for her courage and determination to continue the work for peace and world brotherhood."

Coretta Scott King Author Winners

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Coretta Scott King Illustrator Winners

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John Steptoe Award for New Talent

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Coretta Scott King Author Honor Books

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Coretta Scott King Illustrator Honor Books

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