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Coretta Scott King Award - Authors
Best books by authors and illustrators of African descent.
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2014
Winner
P.S. Be Eleven by Williams-Garcia, Rita

Honor Books
Darius & Twig by Myers, Walter Dean
March. Book One by Lewis, John
Words with Wings by Grimes, Nikki
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2013
Winner
Hand in Hand : Ten Black Men Who Changed America by Pinkney, Andrea Davis.

Honor Books
Each Kindness by Woodson, Jacqueline
No Crystal Stair : a Documentary Novel of the Life and Work of Lewis Michaux Harlem Bookseller by Nelson, Vaunda Micheaux.
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2012
Winner
Heart and Soul : the Story of America and African Americans by Nelson, Kadir

Honor Books
The Great Migration : Journey to the North by Greenfield, Eloise
Never Forgotten by McKissack, Pat
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2011
Winner
One Crazy Summer by Williams-Garcia, Rita.

Honor Books
Lockdown by Myers, Walter Dean
Ninth Ward by Rhodes, Jewell Parker
Yummy : the Last Days of a Southside Shorty by Neri, Greg
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2010
Winner
Bad News for Outlaws : The Remarkable Life of Bass Reeves Deputy U.S. Marshall by Nelson

Honor Books
Mare's War by Davis, Tanita S.
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2009
Winner
We are the Ship :The Story of Negro League Baseball by Nelson, Kadir

Honor Books
Keeping the Night Watch by Smith, Hope Anita
The Blacker the Berry : Poems by Thomas, Joyce Carol
Becoming Billie Holiday by Weatherford, Carole Boston
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2008
Winner
Elijah of Buxton by Curtis, Christopher Paul

Honor Books
November Blues by Draper, Sharon M.
Twelve Rounds to Glory : The Story of Muhammad Ali by Smith, Charles R.
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2007
Winner
Copper Sun by Draper, Sharon M.

Honor Books
The Road to Paris by Grimes, Nikki
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2006
Winner
Day of Tears : a Novel in Dialogue by Lester, Julius

Honor Books
Maritcha : a Remarkable Nineteenth-century Girl by Bolden, Tonya
Dark Sons by Grimes, Nikki
A Wreath for Emmett Till by Nelson, Marilyn
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2005
Winner
Remember : the Journey to School Integration by Morrison, Toni

Honor Books
The Legend of Buddy Bush by Moses, Shelia P.
Who Am I Without Him? : Short Stories About Girls and the Boys in Their Lives by Flake, Sharon
Fortune's Bones : the Manumission Requiem by Nelson, Marilyn
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