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Coretta Scott King Award - Illustrators
Best books by African American authors and illustrators. Began in 1970.
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2014
Winner
Knock Knock : My Dad's Dream for Me by Beaty, Daniel

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Nelson Mandela by Nelson, Kadir.
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2013
Winner
I Too Am America by Hughes, Langston

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Ellen's Broom by Lyons, Kelly Starling
H.O.R.S.E. : a Game of Basketball and Imagination by Myers, Christopher.
I Have a Dream by King, Martin Luther, Jr.
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2012
Winner
Underground by Evans, Shane

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Heart and Soul : the Story of America and African Americans by Nelson, Kadir
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2011
Winner
Dave the Potter : Artist Poet Slave by Hill, Laban Carrick

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Jimi : Sounds Like a Rainbow : a Story of the Young Jimi Hendrix by Golio, Gary
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2010
Winner
My People by Hughes, Langston

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The Negro Speaks of Rivers by Hughes, Langston
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2009
Winner
The Blacker the Berry : Poems by Thomas, Joyce Carol

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We are the Ship : The Story of Negro League Baseball by Nelson, Kadir
Moon Over Star by Aston, Dianna Hutts
Before John Was a Jazz Giant : A Song of John Coltrane by Weatherford, Carole Boston
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2008
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Let it Shine : Three Favorite Spirituals by Bryan, Ashley, illustrator

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Jazz On a Saturday Night by Dillon, Leo
The Secret Olivia Told Me by Joy, N.
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2007
Winner
Moses : When Harriet Tubman Led her People to Freedom by Weatherford, Carole Boston

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Jazz by Myers, Walter Dean
Langston Hughes by Hughes, Langston
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2006
Winner
Rosa by Giovanni, Nikki

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Brothers in Hope : the Story of the Lost Boys of Sudan by Williams, Mary
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2005
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Ellington Was Not a Street by Shange, Ntozake.

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God Bless the Child by Herzog, Arthur, Jr.
The People Could Fly : the Picture Book by Hamilton, Virginia
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2004
Winner
Beautiful Blackbird by Bryan, Ashley

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Almost to Freedom by Nelson, Vaunda Micheaux
Thunder Rose by Nolen, Jerdine
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2003
Winner
Talkin' 'bout Bess : the Story of Aviator Bessie Coleman by Grimes, Nikki

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Rap a Tap Tap : Here's Bojangles -- Think of That! by Dillon, Leo.
Visiting Langston by Perdomo, Willie
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2002
Winner
Goin' Someplace Special by McKissack, Pat

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Martin's Big Words : the Life of Martin Luther King Jr. by Rappaport, Doreen
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2001
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Uptown by Collier, Bryan

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Freedom River by Rappaport, Doreen
Only Passing Through : the Story of Sojourner Truth by Rockwell, Anne F.
Virgie Goes to School with Us Boys by Howard, Elizabeth Fitzgerald
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2000
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In the Time of the Drums by Siegelson, Kim L.

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My Rows and Piles of Coins by Mollel, Tololwa M.
Black Cat by Myers, Christopher
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1999
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I See the Rhythm by Igus, Toyomi

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I Have Heard of a Land by Thomas, Joyce Carol
The Bat Boy his Violin by Curtis, Gavin
Duke Ellington : the Piano Prince and his Orchestra by Pinkney, Andrea Davis
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1998
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In Daddy's Arms I Am Tall : African Americans Celebrating Fathers by Schroeder, Alan

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Ashley Bryan's ABC of African-American Poetry. by Bryan, Ashley
Harlem : a Poem by Myers, Walter Dean
The Hunterman and the Crocodile : a West African Folktal by Diakite, Baba Wague
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1997
Winner
Minty : a Story of Young Harriet Tubman by Schroeder, Alan.

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The Palm of My Heart : Poetry By African American Children by Adedjouma, Davida
Running the Road to ABC by Lauture, Denize
Neeny Coming Neeny Going by English, Karen
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1996
Winner
The Middle Passage : White Ship by Feelings, Tom

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Her Stories : African American Folktales Fairy Tales and True Tales by Hamilton, Virginia
The Faithful Friend by San Souci, Robert D.
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1995
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The Creation by Johnson, James Weldon

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The Singing Man : Adapted from a West African Folktale by Medearis, Angela Shelf
Meet Danitra Brown by Grimes, Nikki
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1994
Winner
Soul Looks Back in Wonder by Feelings, Tom

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Brown Honey in Broomwheat Tea : Poems by Thomas, Joyce Carol
Uncle Jed's Barbershop by Mitchell, Margaree King
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1992
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Tar Beach by Ringgold, Faith

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All Night All Day : a Child's First Book of African-American Spirituals by Bryan, Ashley
Night On Neighborhood Street by Greenfield, Eloise
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1991
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Aida by Price, Leontyne

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1989
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Mirandy and Brother Wind by McKissack, Pat

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Storm in the Night by Stolz, Mary
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1988
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Mufaro's Beautiful Daughters : an African Tale by Steptoe, John

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What a Morning! : the Christmas Story in Black Spirituals by Langstaff, John
The Invisible Hunters : a Legend from the Miskito Indians of Nicaragua = Los Cazadores Invisibles : Una Leyenda De Los Indios Miskitos De Nicaragua by Rohmer, Harriet.
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1986
Winner
The Patchwork Quilt by Flournoy, Valerie

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The People Could Fly : American Black Folktales by Hamilton, Virginia
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1981
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Beat the Story-drum Pum-pum by Bryan, Ashley

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Grandmama's Joy by Greenfield, Eloise
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1980
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Cornrows by Yarbrough, Camille

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