CORETTA SCOTT KING AWARD
FOR A CHILDREN'S BOOK 
BY AN 
AFRICAN AMERICAN AUTHOR 
1970-2003
         CORETTA SCOTT KING           NIKKI GRIMES

The Award is designed to commemorate the life and work of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., and to honor Mrs. Coretta Scott King for her courage and determination in continuing to work for peace and world brotherhood. The Award which was first made in 1970 is presented annually by the American Library Association's Social Responsibilities Roundtable to an African American author for an outstandingly inspirational and educational book published during the previous year. A separate award for illustration was added in 1979.

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2003 Nikki Grimes Bronx Masquerade
2002 Mildred D. Taylor The Land
2001 Jacqueline Woodson Miracle's Boys
2000 Christopher Paul Curtis Bud, Not Buddy
1999 Angela Johnson Heaven
1998 Sharon M. Draper Forged by Fire
1997 Walter Dean Myers Slam!
1996 Virginia Hamilton Her Stories
1995 Patricia & Frederick McKissack Christmas in the House, Christmas in the Quarters
1994 Angela Johnson Toning the Sweep
1993 Patricia McKissack The Dark-Thirty: Southern Tales of the Supernatural
1992 Walter Dean Myers Now Is Your Time! The African-American Struggle for Freedom
1991 Mildred D. Taylor The Road to Memphis
1990 Patricia & Frederick McKissack A Long Hard Journey: The Story of the Pullman Porter
1989 Walter Dean Myers Fallen Angels
1988 Mildred D. Taylor The Friendship
1987 Mildred Pitts Walter Justin and the Best Biscuits in the World
1986 Virginia Hamilton The People Could Fly: American Black Folktales
1985 Walter Dean Myers Motown and Didi
1984 Lucille Clifton Everett Anderson's Goodbye
1983 Virginia Hamilton Sweet Whispers, Brother Rush
1982 Mildred D. Taylor Let the Circle Be Unbroken
1981 Sidney Poitier This Life
1980 Walter Dean Myers The Young Landlords
1979 Ossie Davis Escape to Freedom: A Play about Young Frederick Douglass
1978 Eloise Greenfield Africa Dream
1977 James Haskins The Story of Stevie Wonder
1976 Pearl Bailey Duey's Tale
1975 Dorothy Robinson The Legend of Africania
1974 Sharon Bell Mathis Ray Charles
1973 Jackie Robinson as told to Alfred Duckett I Never Had It Made: The Autobiography of Jackie Robinson
1972 Elton C. Fax Seventeen Black Artists
1971 Charlemae H. Rollins Black Troubadour: Langston Hughes
1970 Lillie Patterson Martin Luther King, Jr.: Man of Peace

 
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