links image map Newbery Books Caldecott Books C.S. King Books Ages 9 Up  Tweens Young Adult Baby / Pre K Picture Books Special Collection / Poetry Fairy Tales Bully Books History / Social Studies Black History Women in History Native American Science and Math Nature Nature Links Educational / Homework Language Arts Art and Games Music and Dance ETC Outreach News I Want to Contribute ETC Newsletter Home Page Search Site Email ETC Welcome to Embracing the Child

Coretta Scott King Award and Honor Books
CLICK ON BOOK TITLE OR AMAZON FOR REVIEW; AUTHOR FOR BIOGRAPHY
NOTE: NEW BROWSER WINDOW MIGHT OPEN
YEAR AUTHOR/ILLUSTRATOR TITLE ORDER
2005 See 2005 Awards
2004 See 2004 Awards
2003 See 2003 Awards
2002 See 2002 Awards
2001 Author: Jacqueline Woodson 
Illustrator: Bryan Collier
Miracle's Boys
Uptown
@amazon
@amazon
Author Honor: Andrea Davis Pinkney - Let It Shine!: Stories of Black Women Freedom Fighters
Illustrator Honor: Bryan Collier - Freedom River
Illustrator Honor: E. B. Lewis - Virgie Goes to School with Us Boys
Illustrator Honor: Gregory Christie - Only Passing Through: The Story of Sojourner Truth
2000 Author: Christopher Paul Curtis
Illustrator: Brian Pinkney
Bud Not Buddy
In the Time of the Drums
@amazon
@amazon
Author Honor: Karen English - Francie
Author Honor: Patricia McKissack and Frederick L. McKissack - Black Hands, White Sails: The Story of African American Whalers
Author Honor: Walter Dean Myers - Monster
Illustrator Honor: E. B. Lewis - My Rows and Piles of Coins
Illustrator Honor: Christopher Myers  - Black Cat
1999 Author: Angela Johnson
Illustrator: Michele Wood
Heaven
I See Rhythm
@amazon
@amazon
Author Honor--Nikki Grimes - Jazmin's Notebook
Author Honor: Joyce Hansen and Gary McGowan - Breaking Ground, Breaking Silence: The Story of New York's African Burial Ground
Illustrator Honor:  Floyd Cooper - I Have Heard of a Land
Illustrator Honor: E.B. Lewis - The Bat Boy and His Violin
Illustrator Honor: Brian Pinkney  - Duke Ellington: The Piano Prince and His Orchestra
1998 Author: Sharon M. Draper
Illustrator: Javaka Steptoe
Forged by Fire
In Daddy's Arms I am Tall: African Americans Celebrating Fathers
@amazon
@amazon
Author Honor: James Haskins - Bayard Rustin: Behind the Scenes of the Civil Rights
Movement
Author Honor: Joyce Hansen - I Thought My Soul Would Rise and Fly: The Diary of Patsy, a Freed Girl
Illustrator Honor: Diakite, Baba Wague - The Hunterman and the Crocodile
Illustrator Honor: Bryan, Ashley - Ashley Bryan's ABC of African Poetry
Illustrator Honor: Myers, Christopher - Harlem
1997 Author: Walter Dean Myers
Illustrator: Jerry Pinkney
Slam
Minty: A Story of Young Harriet Tubman
@amazon
@amazon
1996 Author: Virginia Hamilton

Illustrator: Tom Feelings

Her Stories: African American Folktales, Fairy Tales, and True Tales
Middle Passage: White/Black Cargo
@amazon

@amazon

1995 Author: Patricia & Frederick McKissack

Illustrator: James Weldon Johnson

Christmas in the Big House, Christmas in the Quarters
Creation
@amazon

@amazon

1994 Author: Angela Johnson
Illustrator: Tom Feelings
Toning the Sweep
Soul Looks Back in Wonder, Collection of African-American Poets
@amazon
@amazon
1993 Author: Mildred Pitts Walter
Illustrator: Kathleen Atkins Wilson
Mississippi Challenge
Origin of Life on Earth: An African Creatio Myth
@amazon
@amazon
1992 Author: Walter Dean Myers

Illustrator: Faith Ringgold

Now is Your Time: The Africian American Struggle for Freedom
Tar Beach
@amazon

@amazon

1991 Author: Mildred D. Taylor
Illustrator: Leo & Diane Dillon [see also]
Road to Memphis
Aida
@amazon
@amazon
1990 Author: Patricia & Fredrick McKissack
Illustrator:
Long Hard Journey: The Story of the Pullman Porter @amazon
@amazon
1989 Author: Walter Dean Myers
Illustrator: Jerry Pinkney
Fallen Angels
Mirandy & Brother Wind
@amazon
@amazon
1988 Author: Taylor, Mildred D.
Illustrator: Steptoe, John
Friendship
Mufaro's Beautiful Daughters
@amazon
@amazon
1987 Author: Mildred Pitts Walter

Illustrator: Jerry Pinkney

Justin and the Best Biscuits in the World
Half a Moon and One Whole Star
@amazon

@amazon

1986 Author: Virginia Hamilton

Illustrator: Jerry Pinkney 

People Could Fly: American Black Folktales
Patchwork Quilt
@amazon

@amazon

1985 Author: Walter Dean Myers Motown and Didi @amazon
1984 Author: Lucille Clifton
Special Citation -- Coretta Scott King
Illustrator: Pat Cummings
Everett Anderson's Goodbye
Words of Martin Luther King, Jr.
My Mama Needs Me
@amazon
@amazon
@amazon
1983 Author: Virginia Hamilton
Illustrator: Peter Magubane
Sweet Whispers, Brother Rush
Black Child
@amazon
@amazon
1982 Author: Mildred D. Taylor
Illustrator: John Steptoe
Let the Circle Be Unbroken
Mother Crocodile: An Uncle Amadou Tale from Senegal
@amazon
@amazon
1981 Author: Sidney Poitier
Illustrator: Jerry Pinkney
This life
Count on Your Fingers African Style
@amazon
@amazon
1980 Author: Walter Dean Myers
Illustrator: Carole Byard
Young Landlords
Cornrows
@amazon
@amazon
1979 Author: Ossie Davis

Illustrator: Tom Feelings

Escape to Freedom: A Play About Young Frederick Douglass
Something on My Mind
@amazon

@amazon

1978 Author: Eloise Greenfield Africa Dream @amazon
1977 Author: James Haskins Story of Stevie Wonder @amazon
1976 Author: Pearl Bailey Duey's Tale @amazon
1975 Author: Dorothy Robinson Legend of Africania @amazon
1974 Author: Alice Childress (1920-1994)

Illustrator: George Ford

A Hero Ain't Nothing But a Sandwich
Ray Charles
@amazon

@amazon

1973 Author: Alfred Duckett I Never Had It Made: The Autobiography of Jackie Robinson [J.R. bio] @amazon
1972 Author: Elton C. Fax Seventeen Black Artists @amazon
1971 Author: Charlemae Rollins Black Troubadour: Langston Hughes @amazon
1970 Author: Lillie Patterson Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., Man of Peace @amazon
........................................................
For more African-American/Black History Books