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Recommended Reading: Coretta Scott King Book Awards

A collection of ALA's literature award winners and various notable reading lists.

image of the coretta scott king book awards sealThe 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.

CSK Winner - Author

CSK Winner - Illustrator

CSK Honors - Author

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CSK Honors - Illustrator

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