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Coretta Scott King Award - Authors
Best books by authors and illustrators of African descent. Began in 1970.
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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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2004
Winner
The First Part Last by Johnson, Angela

Honor Books
Days of Jubilee : the End of Slavery in the United States by McKissack, Pat
Locomotion by Woodson, Jacqueline
The Battle of Jericho by Draper, Sharon M.
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2003
Winner
Bronx Masquerade by Grimes, Nikki

Honor Books
The Red Rose Box by Woods, Brenda
Talkin' 'bout Bess : the Story of Aviator Bessie Coleman by Grimes, Nikki
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2002
Winner
The Land by Taylor, Mildred D.

Honor Books
Money Hungry by Flake, Sharon
Carver a Life in Poems by Nelson, Marilyn
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2001
Winner
Miracle's Boys by Woodson, Jacqueline

Honor Books
Let it Shine : Stories of Black Women Freedom Fighters by Pinkney, Andrea Davis
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2000
Winner
Bud Not Buddy by Curtis, Christopher Paul

Honor Books
Francie by English, Karen
Black Hands White Sails : the Story of African-American Whalers by McKissack, Pat
Monster by Myers, Walter Dean
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1999
Winner
Heaven by Johnson, Angela

Honor Books
Jazmin's Notebook by Grimes, Nikki
Breaking Ground Breaking Silence : the Story of New York's African Burial Ground by Hansen, Joyce
The other Side : Shorter Poems by Johnson, Angela
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1998
Winner
Forged By Fire by Draper, Sharon M.

Honor Books
Bayard Rustin : Behind the Scenes of the Civil Rights Movement by Haskins, James
I Thought My Soul Would Rise and Fly : the Diary of Patsy a Freed Girl by Hansen, Joyce
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1997
Winner
Slam! by Myers, Walter Dean

Honor Books
Rebels Against Slavery : American Slave Revolts by McKissack, Pat
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1996
Winner
Her Stories : African American Folktales Fairy Tales and True Tales by Hamilton, Virginia

Honor Books
The Watsons Go to Birmingham-- 1963 by Curtis, Christopher Paul
Like Sisters On the Homefront by Williams-Garcia, Rita
From the Notebooks of Melanin Sun by Woodson, Jacqueline
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1995
Winner
Christmas in the Big House Christmas in the Quarters by McKissack, Pat

Honor Books
The Captive by Hansen, Joyce.
I Hadn't Meant to Tell You this by Woodson, Jacqueline
Black Diamond : the Story of the Negro Baseball Leagues by McKissack, Pat
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1994
Winner
Toning the Sweep by Johnson, Angela

Honor Books
Brown Honey in Broomwheat Tea : Poems by Thomas, Joyce Carol
Malcolm X : By Any Means Necessary : a Biography by Myers, Walter Dean
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1993
Winner
The Dark-thirty : Southern Tales of the Supernatural by McKissack, Pat

Honor Books
Sojourner Truth : Ain't I a Woman? by McKissack, Pat
Somewhere in the Darkness by Myers, Walter Dean
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1992
Winner
Now is Your Time! : the African-American Struggle for Freedom by Myers, Walter Dean

Honor Books
Night On Neighborhood Street by Greenfield, Eloise
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1991
Winner
The Road to Memphis by Taylor, Mildred D.

Honor Books
When I Am Old with You by Johnson, Angela
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1989
Winner
Fallen Angels by Myers, Walter Dean

Honor Books
Anthony Burns : the Defeat and Triumph of a Fugitive Slave by Hamilton, Virginia
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1988
Winner
The Friendship by Taylor, Mildred D.

Honor Books
An Enchanted Hair Tale by De Veaux, Alexis
The Tales of Uncle Remus : the Adventures of Brer Rabbit by Lester, Julius
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1987
Winner
Justin and the Best Biscuits in the World by Walter, Mildred Pitts.

Honor Books
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1986
Winner
The People Could Fly : American Black Folktales by Hamilton, Virginia

Honor Books
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1984
Winner
Everett Anderson's Goodbye by Clifton, Lucille

Honor Books
The Magical Adventures of Pretty Pearl by Hamilton, Virginia
Lena : a Personal and Professional Biography of Lena Horne by Haskins, James
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1983
Winner
Sweet Whispers Brother Rush by Hamilton, Virginia

Honor Books
This Strange New Feeling : Three Love Stories from Black History by Lester, Julius
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1982
Winner
Let the Circle be Unbroken by Taylor, Mildred D.

Honor Books
Rainbow Jordan by Childress, Alice
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