P.S. Be Eleven

The Coretta Scott King Award is given in January each year to one African American author and one African American illustrator for outstanding books that promote understanding and appreciation of the culture of all peoples.

The award is designed to commemorate the life and works of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. and to honor Mrs. Coretta Scott King for her courage and determination to continue the work for peace and world brotherhood.

Author Winner: Rita Williams-Garcia
for P.S. Be Eleven
Author Honor: John Lewis and Andrew Aydin for March
Author Honor: Walter Dean Myers for Darius & Twig
Author Honor: Nikki Grimes for Words with Wings

Illustrator Winner: Bryan Collier for Knock Knock: My Dad’s Dream for Me
Illustrator Honor: Kadir Nelson for Nelson Mandela

Author Winner: Andrea Davis Pinkney
for Hand in Hand: Ten Black Men Who Changed America
Author Honor: Jacqueline Woodson for Each Kindness
Author Honor: Vauna Micheaux Nelson for No Crystal Stair

Illustrator Winner: Bryan Collier for I, Too, Am America
Illustrator Honor: Christopher Myers for H.O.R.S.E.: a Game of Basketball and Imagination
Illustrator Honor: Daniel Minter for Ellen’s Broom
Illustrator Honor: Kadir Nelson for I Have a Dream: Martin Luther King Jr.

Author: Kadir Nelson
 for Heart and Soul
Illustrator: Shane Evans for Underground

Author: Rita Williams-Garcia for Once Crazy Summer
Illustrator: Bryan Collier for Dave the Potter

Author: Vaunda Nelson for Bad News for Outlaws
Illustrator:Charles R. Smith Jr. for My People

Author: Kadir Nelson for We Are the Ship
Illustrator: Floyd Cooper for The Blacker the Berry

Author: Christopher Paul Curtis for Elijah of Buxton
Illustrator: Ashley Bryan for Let it Shine

Author: Sharon Draper for  Copper Sun
Illustrator:Kadir Nelson for Moses

Author: Julius Lester for Day of Tears
Illustrator:Bryan Collierfor Rosa

Author: Toni Morrison for Remember
Illustrator:Kadir Nelson for Ellington Was Not a Street

Author: Angela Johnson for The First Part Last
Illustrator: Ashley Bryan for Beautiful Blackbird

Author: Nikki Grimes for Bronx Masquerade
Illustrator:E.B. Lewis for Talkin’ About Bessie The Story of Aviator Elizabeth Coleman

Author: Mildred Taylor for The Land
Illustrator: Jerry  Pinkneyfor Goin’ Someplace Special

Author: Jacqueline Woodson for Miracle’s Boys
Illustrator: Bryan Collier for Uptown

Author: Christopher Paul Curtis for Bud, Not Buddy
Illustrator:Brian Pinkney for In the Time of the Drums

Author: Angela Johnson for Heaven
Illustrator:Michele Wood for I See the Rhythm

Author: Sharon Draper for Forged by Fire
Illustrator:Javaka Steptoe for In Daddy’s Arms I Am Tall

Author: Walter Dean Myers for Slam!
Illustrator: Jerry Pinkney for Minty

Author: Virginia Hamilton for Her Stories
Illustrator:Tom Feelings for The Middle Passage

Author: Patricia McKissack for Christmas in the Big House
Illustrator:James Ransome for The Creation

Author: Angela Johnson for Toning the Sweep
Illustrator: Tom Feelingsfor Soul Looks Back in Wonder

Author: Patricia McKissack for The Dark Thirty
Illustrator:Kathleen Atkins Wilson for The Origin of Life on Earth

Author: Walter Dean Myers for Now is Your Time
Illustrator: Faith Ringgold for Tar Beach

Author: Mildred Taylor for The Road to Memphis
Illustrator:Leo and Diane Dillon for Aida


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