CORETTA SCOTT KING AWARD 
FOR A CHILDREN'S BOOK 
BY AN 
AFRICAN AMERICAN ILLUSTRATOR 
1979-2003
E.B. LEWIS                  

This 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 1979 is presented annually by the Social Responsibilities Round Table of the American Library Association to an African American illustrator for an outstandingly inspirational and educational book published during the previous year. When the author is not also the illustrator the author's name appears in parentheses after the illustrator's name in the following table.

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2003 E.B. Lewis Talkin' About Bessie
2002 Jerry Pinkney (Patricia McKissock) Goin' Someplace Special
2001 Bryan Collier Uptown
2000 Brian Pinkney (Kim L. Siegelson) In the Time of the Drums
1999 Michele Wood (Toyomi Igus) i see the rhythm
1998 Javaka Steptoe In Daddy's Arms I Am Tall: African Americans Celebrating Fathers
1997 Jerry Pinkney (Alan Schroeder) Minty: A Story of Young Harriet Tubman
1996 Tom Feelings (Introduction by John Henrik Clarke) The Middle Passage: White Ships Black Cargo
1995 James Ransome (James Weldon Johnson) The Creation
1994 Tom Feelings Soul Looks Back in Wonder
1993 Kathleen Atkins Wilson (David A. Anderson) The Origin of Life on Earth: An African Creation Myth
1992 Faith Ringgold Tar Beach
1991 Leo & Diane Dillon (Leontyne Price) Aida
1990 Jan Spivey Gilchrist (Eloise Greenfield) Nathaniel Talking
1989 Jerry Pinkney (Patricia McKissack) Mirandy and Brother Wind
1988 John Steptoe Mufaro's Beautiful Daughters: An African Tale
1987 Jerry Pinkey (Crescent Dragonwagon) Half a Moon and One Whole Star
1986 Jerry Pinkney (Valerie Flournoy) The Patchwork Quilt
1985 No award  
1984 Pat Cummings (Mildred Pitts Walter) My Mama Needs Me
1983 Peter Magubane Black Child
1982 John Steptoe (Rosa Guy) Mother Crocodile: An Uncle Amadou Tale from Senegal
1981 Ashley Bryan Beat the Story-Drum, Pum-Pum
1980 Carole Byard (Camille Yarbrough) Cornrows
1979 Tom Feelings (Nikki Grimes) Something on My Mind

 
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