Coretta Scott King Book Award Winners

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.

We, and the people at Free Period Press, thought a checklist would be a great motivator to encourage you and the kids in your life to read and celebrate the incredible books that have won Coretta Scott King Book Awards.

While the award has been going strong for over 50 years, this checklist is limited to winners of the last 20 years.

Illustrated by Sequoia Bostick and designed by Katie Daugherty, we hope these printables will find a home on your refrigerator, or next to your bookshelf!

Twenty of the books linked below, happy reading!

 

Pick up a printed copy of the checklist at the Vermont Book Shop, or [click here to download] 

New Kid Cover Image
By Jerry Craft, Jerry Craft (Illustrator)
$12.99
ISBN: 9780062691194
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Quill Tree Books - February 5th, 2019

A Few Red Drops: The Chicago Race Riot of 1919 Cover Image
$18.99
ISBN: 9780544785137
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Clarion Books - January 2nd, 2018

Piecing Me Together Cover Image
$10.99
ISBN: 9781681191072
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Bloomsbury YA - June 5th, 2018

March: Book Three Cover Image
By John Lewis, Andrew Aydin, Nate Powell (Illustrator)
$19.99
ISBN: 9781603094023
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Top Shelf Productions - August 2nd, 2016

Gone Crazy in Alabama Cover Image
$7.99
ISBN: 9780062215895
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Quill Tree Books - September 6th, 2016

Brown Girl Dreaming Cover Image
$10.99
ISBN: 9780147515827
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Puffin Books - October 11th, 2016

P.S. Be Eleven Cover Image
$7.99
ISBN: 9780061938641
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Quill Tree Books - January 27th, 2015

Hand in Hand: Ten Black Men Who Changed America Cover Image
By Andrea Pinkney, Brian Pinkney (Illustrator)
$19.99
ISBN: 9781423142577
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers - October 23rd, 2012

Heart and Soul: The Story of America and African Americans Cover Image
By Kadir Nelson, Kadir Nelson (Illustrator)
$9.99
ISBN: 9780061730795
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Balzer + Bray - December 23rd, 2013

One Crazy Summer Cover Image
$7.99
ISBN: 9780060760908
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Quill Tree Books - December 27th, 2011

The Undefeated Cover Image
By Kwame Alexander, Kadir Nelson (Illustrator)
$17.99
ISBN: 9781328780966
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Versify - April 2nd, 2019

The Stuff of Stars Cover Image
By Marion Dane Bauer, Ekua Holmes (Illustrator)
$17.99
ISBN: 9780763678838
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Candlewick - September 4th, 2018

Out of Wonder: Poems Celebrating Poets Cover Image
$16.99
ISBN: 9780763680947
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Candlewick - March 14th, 2017

Radiant Child: The Story of Young Artist Jean-Michel Basquiat Cover Image
$18.99
ISBN: 9780316213882
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers - October 25th, 2016

Trombone Shorty Cover Image
By Troy Andrews, Bryan Collier (Illustrator)
$17.95
ISBN: 9781419714658
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Abrams Books for Young Readers - April 14th, 2015

Firebird Cover Image
By Misty Copeland, Christopher Myers (Illustrator)
$17.99
ISBN: 9780399166150
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: G.P. Putnam's Sons Books for Young Readers - September 4th, 2014

Knock Knock: My Dad's Dream for Me Cover Image
By Daniel Beaty, Bryan Collier (By (artist))
$18.99
ISBN: 9780316209175
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers - December 17th, 2013

I, Too, Am America Cover Image
By Langston Hughes, Bryan Collier (Illustrator)
$17.99
ISBN: 9781442420083
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers - May 22nd, 2012

Underground: Finding the Light to Freedom Cover Image
By Shane W. Evans, Shane W. Evans (Illustrator)
$16.99
ISBN: 9781596435384
Availability: Backordered, Available to Order
Published: Roaring Brook Press - January 18th, 2011

Dave the Potter: Artist, Poet, Slave Cover Image
By Laban Carrick Hill, Bryan Collier (Illustrator)
$19.99
ISBN: 9780316107310
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers - September 7th, 2010

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