Corretta Scott King Winners


Established 1969. Designed to commemorate the life and work of the late Dr. Martin LutherKing, Jr., and to honor Mrs. Coretta Scott King for her courage and determination in continuing to work for peace and world brotherhood. Presented annually to an African American author and an African American illustrator for an outstandingly inspirational and educational contribution published during the previous year. The separate award for illustrator was added in 1979.

(Call numbers given are for items currently held in the Curriculum Center in Foley Library.)
2010 Author Nelson, Vaunda Micheaux
Bad News for Outlaws: The Remarkable Life of Bass Reeves, Deputy U.S. Marshal
2010 Illustrator Smith, Charles R. Jr. My People
2009 Author Nelson, Kadir
We Are the Ship: The Story of Negro League Baseball GV875.A1 N45 2008
2009 Illustrator Cooper, Floyd
The Blacker the Berry PZ3.T488 B53 2008
2008 Author Curtis, Christopher Paul Elijah of Buxton PZ4.C87 E55 2007
2008 Illustrator Bryan, Ashley Let it Shine
PZ3 .L478 2007
2007 Author Draper, Sharon Copper Sun
Not available in Foley
2007 Illustrator Nelson, Kadir Moses: When Harriet Tubman Led Her People to Freedom
E444.T82 W43 2006
2006 Author Lester, Julius Day of Tears: A Novel in Dialogue Not available in Foley
2006 Illustrator Collier, Bryan Rosa F334.M753 P38427 2005
2005 Author

Morrison, Toni

Remember: The Journey to School Integration No call number available
2005 Illustrator Nelson, Kadir Ellington Was Not a Street PS3569.H3324 E45 2004
2004 Author Johnson, Angela First Part Last PZ4.J64F57 2003
2004 Illustrator Bryan, Ashley Beautiful Blackbird PZ8.1.B838 B43 2003
2003 Author Grimes, Nikki Bronx Masquerade PZ4.G75B76 2002
2003 Illustrator Lewis, E.B. Talkin' About Bessie: the Story of Aviator Elizabeth Colem TL540.C65G75 2002
2002 Author Taylor, Mildred The Land PZ4.T395L36 2001
2002 Illustrator Pinkney, Jerry Goin' Someplace Special PZ3.M4238G65 2001
2001 Author Woodson, Jacqueline Miracle's Boys PZ4.W66M57 2000
2001 Illustrator Collier, Bryan Uptown PZ3.C6474U68 2000
2000 Author Curtis, Christopher Paul Bud, Not Buddy PZ4.C87B83 1999
2000 Illustrator Pinkney, Brian In the Time of the Drums not available in Foley
1999 Author Johnson, Angela Heaven PZ4.J64H34 1998
1999 Illustrator Wood, Michele I See the Rhythm ML3556.I48 1998
1998 Author Draper, Sharon Forged by Fire PZ4.D72F6 1997
1998 Illustrator Steptoe, Javaka In Daddy's Arms
I am Tall
PS591.N4B46 1997
1997 Author Myers, Walter Dean Slam PZ4.M93S58 1996
1997 Illustrator Pinkey, Jerry Minty: A Story of Young
Harriet Tubman
E444.T82S37 1996
1996 Author Hamilton, Virginia Her Stories GV111.A47 1995
1996 Illustrator Feeling, Tom The Middle Passage: White
Ships/Black Cargo
ND237.P32A4 1995
(Foley Stacks not CURRIC)
1995 Author McKissack, Patricia C.
& Frederick L.
Christmas in the Big House,
Christmas in the Quarters
1995 Illustrator Ransome, James E. The Creation PS3519.O2625C73
1994 Author Johnson, Angela Toning the Sweep PZ4.J664T6
1994 Illustrator Feelings, Tom Soul Looks Back in Wonder PS591.N4S58
1993 Author McKissack, Patricia The Dark Thirty PZ3.M4238D3
1993 Illustrator Sankofa &
Wilson, Kathleen
The Origin of Life on Earth PZ8.1.A54307
1992 Author Myers, Walter Dean Now Is Your Time! The African American Struggle For Freedom E185.M96
1992 Illustrator Ringgold, Faith Tar Beach PZ3.R562T3
1991 Author Taylor Mildred D. Road to Memphis PZ4.T395R62
1991 Illustrator Dillon, Leo &
Diane Dillon
Aida, As told by Leontyne
1990 Author McKissack, Patricia
& Frederick
A Long Hard Journey:
The Story of the Pullman Porter
HD 8039.R37U46
1990 Illustrator Greenfield, Eloise &
Jan S. Gilchrist (illust.)
Nathaniel Talking PZ3.G73N37 1988
1989 Author Myers, Walter Dean Fallen Angels PZ4.M93F3
1989 Illustrator Pinkney, Jerry Mirandy and Brother Wind PZ3.M4238M5
1988 Author Taylor, Mildred D. The Friendship PZ3.T395F
1988 Illustrator Steptoe, John Mufaro's Beautiful Daughters: An African Tale PZ8.S585M8
1987 Author Walter, Mildred Pitts Justin and the Best Biscuits
in the World
1987 Illustrator Pinkney, Jerry Half a Moon and One Whole
1986 Author Hamilton, Virginia The People Could Fly:
American Black Folktales
1986 Illustrator Pinkney, Jerry The Patchwork Quilt PZ3.F596P3
1985 Author Myers, Walter Dean Motown and Didi: A Love Story PZ4.M93M6
1985 Illustrator None not available in Foley
1984 Author Clifton, Lucille Everett Anderson's Goodbye PZ3.C548E9
1984 Illustrator Cummings, Pat My Mama Needs Me PZ3.W34M9
1983 Author Hamilton, Virginia Sweet Whispers, Brother Rush PZ4.H35S9
1983 Illustrator Magubane, Peter Black Child not available in Foley
1982 Author Taylor, Mildred D. Let the Circle be Unbroken PZ3.T395L47
1982 Illustrator Steptoe, John Mother Crocodile: An Uncle
Amadou Tale from Senegal
not available in Foley
1981 Author Poitier, Sidney This Life not available in Foley
1981 Illustrator Bryan, Ashley Beat the Story Drum Pum-Pum PZ8.1.B838B4
1980 Author Myers, Walter Dean The Young Landlords PZ4.M93Y6
1980 Illustrator Byard, Carole Cornrows PZ3.Y37C6
1979 Author Davis, Ossie Escape to Freedom: A Play
About Young Frederick Douglass
1979 Illustrator Feelings, Tom Something on My Mind not available in Foley
*1978 Author Greenfield, Eloise Africa Dream PZ3.G73A3
1977 Author Haskins, James The Story of Stevie Wonder not available in Foley
1976 Author Bailey, Pearl Duey's Tale not available in Foley
1975 Author Robinson, Dorothy The Legend of Africania not available in Foley
1974 Author Mathis, Sharon Bell (au)
Ford, George (ill)
Ray Charles not available in Foley
1973 Author Duckett, Alfred I Never Had It Made: The Autobiography of Jackie Robinson GV865.R6A29
1972 Author Fax, Elton C. 17 Black Artists not available in Foley
1971 Author Rollins, Charlemane Black Troubadour: Langston Hughes not available in Foley
1970 Author Patterson, Lillie Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., Man of Peace not available in Foley

*Note: Prior to 1979 there were no Illustrator Awards given