Coretta Scott King Book Awards

Given annually to outstanding African American authors and illustrators of books for children and young adults that demonstrate an appreciation of African American culture and universal human values.

JOHN STEPTOE AWARD FOR NEW TALENT

Legendborn by Tracy Deonn

ILLUSTRATOR AWARD

WINNER

RESPECT: Aretha Franklin, the Queen of Soul by Frank Morrison, written by Carole Boston Weatherford

HONOR

Magnificent Homespun Brown by Kaylani Juanita, written by Samara Cole Doyon

Exquisite: The Poetry and Life of Gwendolyn Brooks by Cozbi A. Cabrera, written by by Suzanne Slade

Me & Mama by Cozbi Cabrera

AUTHOR AWARD

HONOR

All the Days Past, All the Days to Come by Mildred D. Taylor

King and the Dragonflies by Kacen Callender

Lifting as We Climb: Black Women’s Battle for the Ballot Box by Evette Dionne

WINNER

Before the Ever After by Jacqueline Woodson

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