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Included in the awards presented annually to children’s books’ authors and illustrators are the Coretta Scott King Book Awards.  They are given to African American authors and illustrators for “outstanding inspirational and educational contributions” which “promote understanding and appreciation of the culture of all peoples and their contribution to the realization of the American dream of a pluralistic society.” You can find a list of past winners here, on the American Library Association website.

This book fits the qualifications and could, in 2013, be on the list of winners. Find our other “nominees” here.  If you read an additional new book that you feel is qualified for a Coretta Scott King award, please email so that we may include it in our list.  If you have read these titles and want to comment, please do so below.  We’d love to hear from you!

To the Mountaintop: My Journey Through the Civil Rights Movement
Charlayne Hunter-Gault, author
Summary:  Starting with the inauguration of Barack Obama in 2009 and working back to the early 1960s, Hunter-Gault covers many of the significant moments in the civil rights movement, including her own pivotal role in desegregating the University of Georgia.

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Included in the awards presented annually to children’s books’ authors and illustrators are the Coretta Scott King Book Awards.  They are given to African American authors and illustrators for “outstanding inspirational and educational contributions” which “promote understanding and appreciation of the culture of all peoples and their contribution to the realization of the American dream of a pluralistic society.” You can find a list of past winners here, on the American Library Association website.

This book fits the qualifications and could, in 2013, be on the list of winners. Find our other “nominees” here.  If you read an additional new book that you feel is qualified for Coretta Scott King award, please email.  If you have read these titles and want to comment, please do so below.  We’d love to hear from you!

Stars in the Shadows: The Negro League All-Star Game of 1934
Charles R. Smith, author; Frank Morrison, illustrator
Summary:  “In 1934, Chicago was the setting for one of the most fascinating ballgames in history: the second annual East-West Game. Come step back in time to see the best of the best Negro League players take each other on in this All-Star Game, written as a complete imagining of the radio broadcast of that thrilling game.

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Included in the awards presented annually to children’s books’ authors and illustrators are the Coretta Scott King Book Awards.  They are given to African American authors and illustrators for “outstanding inspirational and educational contributions” which “promote understanding and appreciation of the culture of all peoples and their contribution to the realization of the American dream of a pluralistic society.” You can find a list of past winners here, on the American Library Association website.

The books below fit the qualifications and could, in 2013, be on the list of winners.  If you read an additional new book that you feel is qualified for Coretta Scott King award, please email.  If you have read these titles and want to comment, please do so below.  We’d love to hear from you!

We March
Shane W. Evans, author and illustrator
Summary:  The author and artist of “Underground” brings his talents to this account of August 28, 1963, when more than 250,000 people gathered in the nation’s capital to participate in the March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom.
When Grandmama Sings
Margaree King Mitchell, author;
James Ransome, illustrator
Summary: An eight-year-old girl accompanies her grandmother on a singing tour of the segregated South, both of them knowing that Grandmama’s songs have the power to bring people together.
Freedom Song
Sean Qualls, illustrator
Summary:  An award-winning author and illustrator, Sally M. Walker and Sean Qualls join forces for a stirring and emotional retelling of Henry Box Brown’s famed escape from slavery–a feat he achieved by mailing himself to freedom.
I Lay My Stitches Down: Poems of American Slavery
Michele Wood, illustrator
Summary:  A volume of evocative and moving poems by Cynthia Grady considers the experiences of slaves in a variety of circumstances including a house slave, a mother who loses her daughter on the auction block, and a slave fleeing through the Underground Railroad.

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