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Coretta Scott King Award

The Coretta Scott King award is given each year by the American Library Association to
encourage the artistic expression of the African American experience through literature and art.

2014:
Author Award:
P.S. Be Eleven by Rita Williams-Garcia
(Juv Fic  Williams-Garcia)










Illustrator Award:
Knock, Knock: My Dad's Dream for Me by Daniel Beaty; ill. by Bryan Collier ( j  Beaty)

 










John Steptoe Award for New Talent:
When the Beat was Born: DJ Kool Herc and the Creation of Hip Hop by Laban Carrick Hill; ill. by Theodore Taylor III  (j782.4092  Hill)









Virginia Hamilton Award for Lifetime Achievement

Patricia and Fredrick McKissack

Author Honor Book:
March: Book One by John Lewis and Andrew Aydin; ill. by Nate Powell (921 L5868m)
Darius & Twig by Walter Dean Myers (YA Fic  Myers)
Words with Wings by Nikki Grimes (Juv Fic  Grimes)

 

 

Illustrator Honor Books:
Nelson Mandela by Kadir Nelson (j921 M311n)

 

 

2013:
Author Award:

Hand in Hand: Ten Black Men Who Changed America by Andrea Davis Pinkney; ill. by Brian Pinkney
(j920  Pinkney)

Illustrator Award:
I, Too, am America by Langston Hughes; ill. by Bryan Collier

Author Honor Book:
Each Kindness by Jacqueline Woodson; ill. by E.B. Lewis (Juv Fic  Woodson)
No Crystal Stair: A Documentary Novel of the Life and Work of Lewis Michaux, Harlem Bookseller by Vaunda Micheaux Nelson; ill. by R. Gregory Christie (YA Fic  Nelson)

Illustrator Honor Books:
H.O.R.S.E.: A Game of Basketball and Imagination by Christopher Myers ( j  Myers)
Ellen's Broom by Kelly Starling Lyons; ill. by Daniel Minter ( j  Lyons)
I Have a Dream by Martin Luther King, Jr.; ill. by Kadir Nelson (j323.1  King)

2012:
Author Award:
Heart and Soul: The Story of America and African Americans by Kadir Nelson
(j973.0496  Nelson)

 

Illustrator Award:
Underground by Shane W. Evans ( j  Evans)

 

Virginia Hamilton Award for Lifetime Achievement:
Ashley Bryan

Author Honor Book:
The Great Migration: Journey to the North by Eloise Greenfield; ill. by Jan Spivey Gilchrist (j811.54  Greenfield)
Never Forgotten by Pat McKissack; ill. by Leo and Diane Dillon (Juv Fic  McKissack)

 

Illustrator Honor Books:
Heart and Soul: The Story of America and African Americans by Kadir Nelson
(j973.0496  Nelson)

 

 

2011:
Author Award:
One Crazy Summer by Rita Williams-Garcia
(Juv Fic  Williams-Garcia)

 

Illustrator Award:
Dave the Potter: Artist, Poet, Slave by Laban Carrick Hill, ill. by Bryan Collier (j738.092  Hill)

 

John Steptoe Award for New Talent:
Zora & Me by Victoria Bond & T.R. Simon (Juv Fic  Bond)

Seeds of Change: Planting a Path to Peace by Jen Cullerton Johnson, ill. by Sonia Lynn Sadler (j921 M1122j)

Author Honor Book:
Lockdown by Walter Dean Myers (YA Fic  Myers)
Ninth Ward by Jewell Parker Rhodes (Juv Fic M  Rhodes)
Yummy: the Last Days of a Southside Shorty by G. Neri (YA 921 Sa565n)

 

Illustrator Honor Books:
Jimi: Sounds Like a Rainbow: A Story of the Young Jimi Hendrix by Gary Golio; Ill. by Javaka Steptoe
(j782.4092  Golio)

 

 

2010:
Author Award:
Bad News for Outlaws: The Remarkable Life of Bass Reeves, Deputy U.S. Marshal by Vaunda Micheaux Belson; ill. by R. Gregory Christie
(j921 R259n)

 

Illustrator Award:
My People by Langston Hughes, ill. by Charles R. Smith Jr.
( j  Hughes)

 

John Steptoe Award for New Talent:
The Rock and the River by Kekla Magoon
(YA Fic  Magoon)

 

Virginia Hamilton Award for Lifetime Achievement:
Walter Dean Myers

Author Honor Book:
Mare's War by Tanita S. Davis (YA Fic  Davis)

 

 

Illustrator Honor Books:
The Negro Speaks of Rivers by Langston Hughes; Ill. by E. B. Lewis
(j811.52  Hughes)

 

 

2009:
Author Award:
We Are the Ship: The Story of Negro League Baseball by Kadir Nelson (j796.357  Nelson)

 

Illustrator Award:
The Blacker the Berry: Poems by Joyce Carol Thomas, ill. by Floyd Cooper (j811.54  Thomas)

 

John Steptoe Award for New Talent:
Bird by Zetta Elliott, ill. by Shadra Strickland (Juv Fic  Elliott)

Author Honor Books:
Keeping the Night Watch by Hope Anita Smith (Juv Fic  Smith)
The Blacker the Berry: Poems by Joyce Carol Thomas, ill. by Floyd Cooper (j811.54  Thomas)
Becoming Billie Holiday by Carole Boston Weatherford (YA Fic  Weatherford)

 

Illustrator Honor Books:
We Are the Ship: The Story of Negro League Baseball by Kadir Nelson (j796.357  Nelson)
The Moon Over Star by Dianna Hutts Aston, ill. by Jerry Pinkney  ( j  Aston)
Before John was a Jazz Giant: A Song of John Coltrane by Carole Boston Weatherford, ill. by Sean Qualls ( j  Weatherford)

2008:
Author Award:
Elijah of Buxton by Christopher Paul Curtis (Juv Fic  Curtis)

Illustrator Award:
Let It Shine: Three Favorite Spirituals ill. by Ashley Bryan (j782.25  Let)

John Steptoe Award for New Talent:
Brendan Buckley's Universe and Everything In It by Sundee T. Frazier (Juv Fic  Frazier)

2011:
Author Honor Books:
November Blues by Sharon M. Draper  (YA Fic  Draper)
Twelve Rounds to Glory: The Story of Muhammad Ali by Charles R. Smith Jr., ill. by Bryan Collier (j796.83  Smith)

 

Illustrator Honor Books:
The Secret Olivia Told Me by N. Joy, ill. by Nancy Devard  ( j  Joy)
Jazz on a Saturday Night by Leo and Diane Dillon  (K-3167 Compact Disc/Book)

 2007:
Author Award:
Copper Sun by Sharon Draper (YA Fic  Draper)

Illustrator Award:
Moses: When Harriet Tubman Led Her People to Freedom by Carole Boston Weatherford; ill. by Kadir Nelson (j921 T79wea)

 

John Steptoe Award for New Talent:
Standing Against the Wind by Traci L. Jones (YA Fic  Jones)

Author Honor Books:
The Road to Paris by Nikki Grimes (Juv Fic  Grimes)

 

Illustrator Honor Books:
Jazz by Walter Dean Myers, ill. by Christopher Myers (j 811.54  Myers)
Langston Hughes by Langston Hughes; ill. by Benny Andrews (j811.52 Hughes)

2006:
Author Award:
Day of Tears: A Novel in Dialogue by Julius Lester (Juv Fic  Lester)

Illustrator Award:
Rosa by Nikki Giovanni; ill. by Bryan Collier (j921 P237g)

John Steptoe Award for New Talent:
JIMI & ME by Jaime Adoff

Author Honor Books:
Maritcha: A Nineteenth-Century American Girl by Tonya Bolden (j921 L995b)
Dark Sons by Nikki Grimes (YA Fic  Grimes)
A Wreath for Emmett Till by Marilyn Nelson (YA 811.54  Nelson)

Illustrator Honor Books:
Brothers in Hope: The Story of the Lost Boys of Sudan by Mary Williams, ill. by R. Gregory Christie (Juv Fic  Williams)

 2005:
Author Award:
Remember: The Journey to School Integration by Toni Morrison (j344.0798  Morrison)

Illustrator Award:
Ellington Was Not a Street by Ntozake Shange; ill. by Kadir Nelson (j811.54  Shange)

 

John Steptoe Award for New Talent:
Author:
Missy Violet and Me by Barbara Hathaway (Juv Fic  Hathaway)
Illustrator: Jazzy Miz Mozetta by Brenda C. Roberts, ill. by Frank Morrison ( j  Roberts)

Author Honor Books:
The Legend of Buddy Bush by Sheila P. Moses (YA Fic  Moses)
Fortune's Bones: The Manumission Requiem by Marilyn Nelson (YA 811.54  Nelson)
Who Am I Without Him? by Sharon G. Flake (YA Fic  Flake)

 

Illustrator Honor Books:
God Bless the Child by Billie Holiday; ill. by Jerry Pinkney (K-2954 Compact Disc/Book )
The People Could Fly: The Picture Book by Virginia Hamilton; ill. by Leo and Diane Dillon (j398.2  Hamilton)

2004:
Author Award:
The First Part Last by Angela Johnson (YA Fic  Johnson)

Illustrator Award:
Beautiful Blackbird by Ashley Bryan (j398.2  Bryan)

 

John Steptoe Award for New Talent:
Author:
The Way a Door Closes by Hope Anita Smith (Juv Fic  Smith)
Illustrator: My Family Plays Music by Judy Cox, ill. by Elbrite Brown ( j  Cox)

Author Honor Books:
The Battle of Jericho by Sharon Draper  (YA Fic  Draper)
Locomotion by Jacqueline Woodson (Juv Fic  Woodson)
Days of Jubilee: The End of Slavery in the United States by Patricia and Fredrick McKissack (j973.714  McKissack)

Illustrator Honor Books:
Almost to Freedom by Vaunda Micheaux Nelson; ill. by Colin Bootman ( j  Nelson)
THUNDER ROSE by Jerdine Nolen; ill. by Kadir Nelson

2003:
Author Award:
Bronx Masquerade by Nikki Grimes (YA Fic  Grimes)

Illustrator Award:
Talkin' About Bessie by Nikki Grimes, ill. by E. B. Lewis (j921 C677g)

 

John Steptoe Award for New Talent:
Author:
Chill Wind by Janet McDonald (YA Fic  McDonald)
Illustrator: The Moon Ring by Randy DuBurke ( j  DuBurke)

Author Honor Books:
The Red Rose Box by Brenda Woods  (YA Fic  Woods)
Talkin' About Bessie by Nikki Grimes, ill. by E. B. Lewis (j921 C677g)

Illustrator Honor Books:
Rap a Tap Tap: Here's Bojangles--Think of That! by Leo and Diane Dillon ( j  Dillon)
Visiting Langston by Willie Perdomo, ill. by Bryan Collier ( j  Perdomo)

2002:
Author Award:
The Land by Mildred D. Taylor (Juv Fic  Taylor)

Illustrator Award:
Goin' Someplace Special by Patricia McKissack, ill. by Jerry Pinkney ( j  McKissack)

 

John Steptoe Award for New Talent:
Illustrator:
Freedom Summer by Deborah Wiles, ill. by Jerome Lagarrigue ( j  Wiles)

Author Honor Books:
Money-Hungry by Sharon G. Flake (YA Fic  Flake)
Carver: a Life in Poems by Marilyn Nelson (j921 C256ne)

Illustrator Honor Book:
Martin's Big Words by Doreen Rappoport, ill. by Bryan Collier (j921 K585ra)

2001:
Author Award:
Miracle's Boys by Jacqueline Woodson (YA Fic  Woodson)

Illustrator Award:
Uptown by Bryan Collier ( j  Collier)

Author Honor Book:
Let It Shine! Stories of Black Women Freedom Fighters by Andrea Davis Pinkney, ill. by Stephen Alcorn (j920  Pinkney)

Illustrator Honor Books:
Freedom River by Doreen Rappaport, ill. by Bryan Collier (j973.711  Rappaport)
Only Passing Through: The Story of Sojourner Truth by Anne Rockwell, ill. by R. Gregory Christie  (j921 T777r)
Virgie Goes to School with Us Boys by Elizabeth Fitzgerald Howard, ill. by E.B. Lewis  ( j )

2000:
Author Award:
Bud, Not Buddy by Christopher Paul Curtis (Juv Fic  Curtis)

Illustrator Award:
In the Time of the Drums by Kim L. Siegelson, ill. by Brian Pinkney  ( j  Siegelson)

Author Honor Books:
Francie by Karen English  (Juv Fic  English)
Black Hands, White Sails: The Story of African-American Whalers by Patricia C. and Frederick L. McKissack (j639.28  McKissack)
Monster by Walter Dean Myers  (YA Fic  Myers)

Illustrator Honor Books:
My Rows and Piles of Coins by Tololwa M. Mollel, ill. by E. B. Lewis  ( j  Mollel)
Black Cat by Christopher Myers  ( j  Myers)

1999:
Author Award:
Heaven by Angela Johnson (YA Fic  Johnson)

Illustrator Award:
i see the rhythm by Toyomi Igus, ill. by Michele Wood  (j781.729  Igus)

 

John Steptoe Award for New Talent:
Author:
The Skin I'm In by Sharon Flake (Juv Fic  Flake)
Illustrator: The Piano Man by Debbie Chocolate, ill. by Eric Velasquez ( j  Chocolate)

Author Honor Books:
JAZMIN'S NOTEBOOK by Nikki Grimes  
Breaking Ground, Breaking Silence: The Story of New York's African Burial Ground by Joyce Hansen and Gary McGowan  (j973.0496  Hansen)
The Other Side: Shorter Poems by Angela Johnson  (j811.54  Johnson)

Illustrator Honor Books:
I Have Heard of a Land by Joyce Carol Thomas, ill. by Floyd Cooper  ( j  Thomas)
The Bat Boy and His Violin by Gavin Curtis, ill. by E.B. Lewis ( j  Curtis)
Duke Ellington: The Piano Prince and His Orchestra by Andrea Davis Pinkney, ill. by Brian Pinkney (j781.65092  Pinkney)

1998:
Author Award:
Forged by Fire by Sharon M. Draper (YA Fic  Draper)

 

Illustrator Award:
In Daddy's Arms I am Tall: African Americans Celebrating Fathers ill. by Javaka Steptoe (j811.008  In)

Author Honor Books:
Bayard Rustin: Behind the Scenes of the Civil Rights Movement by James Haskins  (j921 R928h)
I Thought My Soul Would Rise and Fly: The Diary of Patsy, a Freed Girl by Joyce Hansen  (Juv Fic  Hansen)

Illustrator Honor Books:
Ashley Bryan's ABC of African American Poetry by Ashley Bryan  
(j811.54  Bryan)
Harlem by Walter Dean Myers, ill. by Christopher Myers (j811.54  Myers)
The Hunterman and the Crocodile by Baba Wague Diakite (j398.2  Diakite)

1997:
Author Award:
Slam by Walter Dean Myers (YA Fic  Myers)

Illustrator Award:
Minty: A Story of Young Harriet Tubman by Alan Schroeder, ill. by Jerry Pinkney  
(j921 T79sc)

 

John Steptoe Award for New Talent:
ANOTHER WAY TO DANCE by Martha Southgate

Author Honor Book:
Rebels Against Slavery: American Slave Revolts by Patricia C. & Frederick L. McKissack  (j326  McKissack)

Illustrator Honor Books:
The Palm of My Heart: Poetry by African American Children edited by Davida Adedjouma, ill. by Gregory Christie (j811.54  Palm)
Running the Road to ABC by Denize Lotu, ill. by Reynold Ruffins  ( j  Lotu)
Neeny Coming, Neeny Going by Karen English, ill. by Synthia Saint James  ( j  English)

1996:
Author Award:
Her Stories: African American Folk Tales, Fairy Tales and True Tales by Virginia Hamilton, ill. by Leo and Diane Dillon (j398.2  Hamilton)

Illustrator Award:
The Middle Passage: White Ships Black Cargo by Tom Feelings (j326  Feelings)

Author Honor Books:
The Watsons Go to Birmingham--1963 by Christopher Paul Curtis  (Juv Fic  Curtis)
Like Sisters on the Homefront by Rita Williams-Garcia (YA Fic  Williams-Garcia)
From the Notebooks of Melanin Sun by Jacqueline Woodson (YA Fic  Woodson)

Illustrator Honor Books:
Her Stories: African American Folk Tales, Fairy Tales and True Tales by Virginia Hamilton, ill. by Leo and Diane Dillon (j398.2  Hamilton)
The Faithful Friend by Robert San Souci, ill. by Brian Pinkney (j398.2  San Souci)

1995:
Author Award:
Christmas in the Big House, Christmas in the Quarters by Patricia C. & Frederick L. McKissack (j975.03 McKissack  Christmas)

Illustrator Award:
The Creation by James Weldon Johnson, ill. by James Ransome  (j811.52  Johnson)

Author Honor Books:
The Captive by Joyce Hansen (Juv Fic  Hansen)
I HADN'T MEANT TO TELL YOU THIS by Jacqueline Woodson
BLACK DIAMOND: STORY OF THE NEGRO BASEBALL LEAGUE by Patricia C. & Frederick L. McKissack

Illustrator Honor Books:
The Singing Man by Angela Shelf Medearis, ill. by Terea Shaffer (j398.2  Medearis)
Meet Danitra Brown by Nikki Grimes, ill. by Floyd Cooper ( j  Grimes)

1994:
Author Award:
TONING THE SWEEP by Angela Johnson

 

Illustrator Award:
Soul Looks Back in Wonder ill. by Tom Feelings ( j811.508  Soul)

Author Honor Books:
Brown Honey in Broom Wheat Tea: Poems by Joyce Carol Thomas, ill. by Floyd Cooper (j811.54  Thomas)
Malcolm X: By Any Means Necessary by Walter Dean Myers (j921 L725m)

Illustrator Honor Books:
Brown Honey in Broom Wheat Tea: Poems by Joyce Carol Thomas, ill. by Floyd Cooper (j811.54  Thomas)
Uncle Jed's Barbershop by Margaree King Mitchell, ill. by  James Ransome ( j  Mitchell)

1993:
Author Award:
The Dark-Thirty: Southern Tales of the Supernatural by Patricia A. McKissack
(Juv Fic M  McKissack)

Illustrator Award:
THE ORIGIN OF LIFE ON EARTH: AN AFRICAN CREATION MYTH by David A. Anderson, ill. by Kathleen Atkins Wilson

Author Honor Books:
Mississippi Challenge by Mildred Pitts Walter (j305.896  Walter)
Sojourner Truth: Ain't I a Woman? by Patricia C. & Frederick L. McKissack
(j921 T777m)
Somewhere in the Darkness by Walter Dean Myers (YA Fic  Myers)

Illustrator Honor Books:
LITTLE EIGHT JOHN by Jan Wahl, ill. by Wil Clay
Sukey and the Mermaid by Robert San Souci, ill. by Brian Pinkney (j398.2  San Souci)
WORKING COTTON by Sherley Anne Williams, ill. by Carole Byard

1992:
Author Award:
NOW IS YOUR TIME: THE AFRICAN AMERICAN STRUGGLE FOR FREEDOM by Walter Dean Myers

Illustrator Award:
Tar Beach by Faith Ringgold ( j  Ringgold)

Author Honor Book:
Night on Neighborhood Street by Eloise Greenfield, ill. by Jan Spivey Gilchrist (j811.54  Greenfield)

Illustrator Honor Books:
All Night, All Day: A Child's First Book of African American Spirituals selected and ill.by Ashley Bryan (j782.25  All)
Night on Neighborhood Street by Eloise Greenfield, ill. by  Jan Spivey Gilchrist (j811.54  Greenfield)

1991:
Author Award:
The Road to Memphis by Mildred D. Taylor (Juv Fic  Taylor)

Illustrator Award:
Aida by Leontyne Price, ill. by Leo and Diane Dillon (j782.1  Price)

Author Honor Books:
Black Dance in America by James Haskins
When I Am Old With You by Angela Johnson ( j  Johnson)

1990:
Author Award:
A Long Hard Journey: the Story of the Pullman Porter by Patricia C. & Frederick L. McKissack (j331.88  McKissack)

Illustrator Award:
Nathaniel Talking by Eloise Greenfield, ill. by Jan Spivey Gilchrist (j811.54  Greenfield)

Author Honor Books:
Nathaniel Talking by Eloise Greenfield, ill. by Jan Spivey Gilchrist (j811.54  Greenfield)
THE BELLS OF CHRISTMAS by Virginia Hamilton
Martin Luther King, Jr., and the Freedom Movement by Lillie Patterson (j323.4  Patterson)

Illustrator Honor Book:
The Talking Eggs by Robert San Souci, ill. by Jerry Pinkney (j398.2  San Souci)

1989:
Author Award:
Fallen Angels by Walter Dean Myers (YA Fic  Myers)

Illustrator Award:
Mirandy and Brother Wind by Patricia McKissack, ill. by Jerry Pinkney ( j McKissack)

Author Honor Books:
A THIEF IN THE VILLAGE by James Berry
ANTHONY BURNS: THE DEFEAT AND TRIUMPH OF A FUGITIVE SLAVE by Virginia Hamilton

Illustrator Honor Books:
UNDER THE SUNDAY TREE by Eloise Greenfield, ill. by Amos Ferguson  
STORM IN THE NIGHT by Mary Stolz, ill. by Pat Cummings

1988:
Author Award:
The Friendship by Mildred D. Taylor (Juv Fic  Taylor)

Illustrator Award:
Mufaro's Beautiful Daughters: an African Tale by John Steptoe (j398.2  Steptoe)

Author Honor Books:
An Enchanted Hair Tale by Alexis De Veaux ( j  De Veaux)
The Tales of Uncle Remus: The Adventures of Brer Rabbit as told by Julius Lester (j398.2  Harris)

Illustrator Honor Books:
WHAT A MORNING! THE CHRISTMAS STORY IN BLACK SPIRITUALS selected by John Langstaff, ill. by Ashley Bryan
THE INVISIBLE HUNTERS: A LEGEND FROM THE MISKITO INDIANS OD NICARAGUA by Harriet Rohmer, ill. by Joe Sam

1987:
Author Award:
Justin and the Best Biscuits in the World by Mildred Pitts Walter (Juv Fic  Walter)

Illustrator Award:
Half a Moon and One Whole Star by Crescent Dragonwagon, ill. by Jerry Pinkney ( j  Dragonwagon)

Author Honor Books:
Lion and the Ostrich Chicks and Other African Folk Tales by Ashley Bryan  (j398.2  Bryan)
WHICH WAY FREEDOM by Joyce Hansen

Illustrator Honor Books:
Lion and the Ostrich Chicks and Other African Folk Tales by Ashley Bryan  (j398.2  Bryan)
C.L.O.U.D.S. by Pat Cummings

1986:
Author Award:
The People Could Fly: American Black Folktales by Virginia Hamilton, ill. by Leo and Diane Dillon (j398.2  Hamilton)

Illustrator Award:
The Patchwork Quilt by Valerie Flournoy, ill. by Jerry Pinkney ( j  Flournoy)

Author Honor Books:
JUNIUS OVER FAR by Virginia Hamilton
TROUBLE'S CHILD by Mildred Pitts Walter

Illustrator Honor Book:
The People Could Fly: American Black Folktales by Virginia Hamilton, ill. by Leo and Diane Dillon (j398.2  Hamilton)

1985:
Author Award:
MOWTOWN AND DIDI by Walter Dean Myers
Author Honor Books:
CIRCLE OF GOLD by Candy Dawson Boyd
A LITTLE LOVE by Virginia Hamilton

1984:
Special Citation:
The Words of Martin Luther King, Jr. by Martin Luther King, Jr. (j323.4  King)

Author Award:
Everett Anderson's Good-bye by Lucille Clifton ( j  Clifton)

Illustrator Award:
My Mama Needs Me by Mildred Pitts Walter, ill. by Pat Cummings ( j  Walter)

Author Honor Books:
THE MAGICAL ADVENTURES OF PRETTY PEARL by Virginia Hamilton
LENA HORNE by James Haskins
BRIGHT SHADOW by Joyce Carol Thomas
BECAUSE WE ARE by Mildred Pitts Walter

1983:
Author Award:
Sweet Whispers, Brother Rush by Virginia Hamilton (YA Fic  Hamilton)

Illustrator Award:
BLACK CHILD by Peter Magubane

Author Honor Book:
This Strange New Feeling: Three Love Stories From Black History by Julius Lester (Juv Fic  LesterO

Illustrator Honor Books:
All the Colors of the Race by Arnold Adoff, ill. by John Steptoe (j811  Adoff)
I'M GOING TO SING: BLACK AMERICAN SPIRTUALS ill. by Ashley Bryan
JUST US WOMEN by Jeannette Caines, ill. by Pat Cummings

1982:
Author Award:
Let the Circle Be Unbroken by Mildred D. Taylor (Juv Fic  Taylor)

Illustrator Award:
Mother Crocodile; an Uncle Amadou Tale from Senegal by Birago Diop, ill. by John Steptoe (j398.2  Diop)

Author Honor Books:
RAINBOW JORDAN by Alice Childress
LOU IN THE LIMELIGHT by Kristin Hunter
MARY: AN AUTOBIOGRAPHY by Mary E. Mebane

Illustrator Honor Book:
Daydreamers by Eloise Greenfield, ill. by Tom Feelings (j  Greenfield)

1981:
Author Award:
This Life by Sidney Poitier (921 P7576At)

Illustrator Award:
Beat the Story Drum, Pum-Pum by Ashley Bryan (j398.2  Bryan)

Author Honor Book:
DON'T EXPLAIN: A SONG OF BILLIE HOLIDAY by Alexis De Veaux

Illustrator Honor Books:
Grandmama's Joy by Eloise Greenfield, ill. by Carole Byard ( j )
Count on Your Fingers African Style by Claudia Zaslavsky, ill. by Jerry Pinkney (j513.211  Zaslevsky)

1980:
Author Award:
The Young Landlords by Walter Dean Myers (YA Fic  Myers)

Illustrator Award:
Cornrows by Camille Yarbrough, ill. by Carole Byard ( j  Yarbrough)

Author Honor Books:
MOVIN' UP by Berry Gordy
CHILDTIMES: A THREE-GENERATION MEMOIR by Eloise Greenfield and Lessie Jones Little
ANDREW YOUNG: MAN WITH A MISSION by James Haskins
JAMES VAN DER ZEE: THE PICTURE TAKIN' MAN by James Haskins
LET THE LION EAT STRAW by Ellease Southerland

1979:
Author Award:
Escape to Freedom: A Play About Young Frederick Douglass by Ossie Davis (j812.54  Davis)

Illustrator Award:
Something on My Mind by Nikki Grimes, ill. by Tom Feelings (j811  Grimes)

Author Honor Books:
BENJAMIN BANNEKER by Lillie Patterson
I Have a Sister, My Sister is Deaf by Jeanne W. Peterson (j362.78  Peterson)
JUSTICE AND HER BROTHERS by Virginia Hamilton
SKATES OF UNCLE RICHARD by Carol Fenner

1978:
Author Award:
Africa Dream by Eloise Greenfield; ill. by Carole Bayard ( j  Greenfield)

Illustrator Award:
Africa Dream by Eloise Greenfield; ill. by Carole Bayard ( j  Greenfield)

Author Honor Books:
THE DAYS WHEN THE ANIMALS TALKED: BLACK FOLK TALES AND HOW THEY CAME TO BE by William J. Faulkner
MARVIN AND TIGE by Frankcina Glass
Mary McLeod Bethune by Eloise Greenfield (j921 B465gr)
BARBAR JORDAN by James Haskins
CORETTA SCOTT KING by Lillie Patterson
PORTIA: THE LIFE OF PORTIA WASHINGTON PITTMAN, THE DAUGHTER OF BOOKER T. WASHINGTON by Ruth Ann Stewart
1977:
Author Award:
THE STORY OF STEVIE WONDER by James Haskins
.
1976:
Author Award:
DUEY'S TALE by Pearl Bailey
.
1975:
Author Award:
THE LEGEND OF AFRICANIA by Dorothy Robinson
.

1974:
Author Award:

Ray Charles by Sharon Bell Mathis; ill. by George Ford (j784.092  Mathis)

Illustrator Award:
Ray Charles by Sharon Bell Mathis; ill. by George Ford (j784.092  Mathis)

.
1973:
I Never Had It Made: the Autobiography of Jackie Robinson as told to Alfred Duckett (796.357 R563i)
.
1972:
Seventeen Black Artists by Elton C. Fax (709.22 F289s)
.
1971:
BLACK TROUBADOR: LANGSTON HUGHES by Charlemae Rollins
.
1970:
MARTIN LUTHER KING, JR.: MAN OF PEACE by Lillie Patterson
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