Coretta Scott King Award

Given to African American authors and illustrator for outstanding inspirational and educational contributions, the Coretta Scott King Book Award titles promote understanding and appreciation of the culture of all peoples and their contribution to the realization of the American dream of a pluralistic society.

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.

2012

Heart and Soul: The Story of American and African Americans written and illustrated by Kadir Nelson. (published by Balzer + Bray).
Y E185 .N427 2011

The Great Migration: Journey to the North written by Eloise Greenfield (published by Amistad, an imprint of HarperCollins).
Y PS 3557 .R39416 G74 2011

Never Forgotten written by Patricia C. McKissack (published by Schwartz & Wade Books).

Underground: Finding the Light to Freedom illustrated and written by Shane W. Evans (published by Roaring Brook Press).

2011

One Crazy Summer written by Rita Williams-Garcia. (published by Amistad, an imprint of HarperCollins).
Y PZ 7.W6713 On 2010

Lockdown written by Walter Dean Myers (published by Amistad, an imprint of HarperCollins).

Ninth Ward written by Jewell Parker Rhodes (published by Little, Brown and Company).

Yummy: The Last Days of A Southside Shorty written by G. Neri, illustrated by Randy DuBurke (published by Lee & Low Books).

Dave the Potter: Artist, Poet, Slave illustrated by Bryan Collier; written by Laban Carrick Hill (published by Little, Brown and Company).
Y NK4210.D247 H55 2010

Jimi Sounds Like a Rainbow: A Story of the Young Jimi Hendrix illustrated by Javaka Steptoe; written by Gary Golio (published by Clarion Books, an imprint of Houghton Mifflin Harcourt).

2010

Bad News for Outlaws: The Remarkable Life of Bass Reeves, Deputy U.S. Marshal, written by Vaunda Micheaux Nelson. The book is illustrated by R. Gregory Christie. (published by Carolrhoda Books, a division of Lerner Publishing Group, Inc).
Y F697.R44 N45 2009

Mare’s War by tanita s. davis (published by Alfred A. Knopf, an imprint of Random House Children’s Books, a division of Random House, Inc.)

My People, illustrated by Charles R. Smith Jr. The book was written by Langston Hughes. (published by ginee seo books, Atheneum Books for Young Readers).

The Negro Speaks of Rivers, illustrated by E. B. Lewis, written by Langston Hughes (published by Disney - Jump at the Sun Books, an imprint of Disney Book Group).
Y PS3515.U274 N43 2009x

2009
We Are the Ship: The Story of Negro League Baseball written and illustrated by Kadir
Nelson (published by Disney-Jump at the Sun, an imprint of Disney Book Group)

The Blacker the Berry illus. by Floyd Cooper
(published by Joanna Cotler Books, an imprint of HarperCollins Publishers)
Y PS3570.H565 B53 2008

Keeping the Night Watch by Hope Anita Smith, (published by Henry Holt and Company)
Y PZ7.5.S54 Ke 2008

Becoming Billie Holiday by Carole Boston Weatherford,
(published by Wordsong, an imprint of Boyds Mills Press, Inc)

The Moon Over Star illus. by Jerry Pinkney
(published by Dial Books for Young Readers, a division of Penguin Young Readers Group)
Y PZ7.A8483 Moo 2008

Before John Was a Jazz Giant illus. by Sean Qualls
(published by Henry Holt and Company)

2008
Elijah of Buxton by Christopher Paul Curtis (published by Scholastic)
Y PZ7.C94137 El 2007

Let it Shine by Ashley Bryan (published by Atheneum Books for Young Readers)
Y BV353 .S68 2007x

November Blues by Sharon M. Draper (published by Atheneum Books for Young Adults)

Twelve Rounds to Glory: The Story of Muhammad Ali by Charles R. Smith Jr., illustrated by Bryan Collier (published by Candlewick Press)

The Secret Olivia Told Me by Nancy Devard, written by N. Joy
(published by Just Us Books)

Jazz On A Saturday Night by Leo and Diane Dillon
(published by Scholastic Blue Sky Press)
Y ML3929 .D55 2007


2007
Copper Sun by Sharon Draper
(published by Simon & Schuster/Atheneum Books for Young Readers)
Y PZ7.D78325 Cop 2006

Moses: When Harriet Tubman Led Her People to Freedom illus. by Kadir Nelson, written by Carole Boston Weatherford
(published by Jump at the Sun/Hyperion Books for Children)
Y E444.T82 W43 2006x

The Road to Paris by Nikki Grimes,
(published by G.P. Putnum’s Sons, a division of Penguin Young Readers Group)

Jazz illus. by Christopher Myers, written by Walter Dean Myers
(published by Holiday House, Inc.)
Y PZ8.3.M9954 Jaz 2006

Poetry for Young People: Langston Hughes illus. by Benny Andrews, edited by David Roessel and Arnold Rampersad (published by Sterling Publishing Co., Inc.)
Y PS3515.U274 A6 2006


2006
Day of Tears: A Novel in Dialogue by Julius Lester
(published by Jump at the Sun, an imprint of Hyperion Books for Children)
Y PZ7.L5629 Da 2005x

Maritcha: A Nineteenth-Century American Girl by Tonya Bolden
(published by Harry N. Abrams, Inc., Publishers)
Y F128.9.N4 B65 2005

Dark Sons by Nikki Grimes
(published by Jump at the Sun, an imprint of Hyperion Books for Children)

A Wreath for Emmett Till by Marilyn Nelson Illustrated by Philippe Lardy
(published by Houghton Mifflin Company)
Y PS3573.A4795 W73 2005

Rosa by Nikki Giovanni, illustrated by Bryan Collier
(published by Henry Holt and Company)
Y F334.M753 P38427 2005

Brothers in Hope: The Story of the Lost Boys of Sudanby R. Gregory Christie, illustrated by R. Gregory Christie (published by Lee and Low Books)


2005
Remember: The Journey to School Integration by Toni Morrison (Houghton Mifflin)
Y LC214.2 .M67 2004

The Legend of Buddy Bush by Shelia P. Moses
(Margaret K. McElderry Books, an imprint of Simon & Schuster)

Who Am I without Him?: Short Stories about Girls and the Boys in Their Lives by Sharon G. Flake (Jump at the Sun/Hyperion Books for Children)

Fortune’s Bones: The Manumission Requiem by Marilyn Nelson (Front Street)

Ellington Was Not a Street, illustrated by Kadir A. Nelson; text by Ntozake Shange (Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers)
Y PS3569.H3324 E45 2004

God Bless the Child, illustrated by Jerry Pinkney; text by Billie Holiday and Arthur Herzog Jr. (Amistad, an imprint of HarperCollins Publishers)
Y PZ8.3.H4377 Go 2004

The People Could Fly: The Picture Book, illustrated by Leo and Diane Dillon; text by Virginia Hamilton (Alfred A. Knopf, an imprint of Random House Children's)
Y PZ8.1.H154 P4 2004


2004
The First Part Last by Angela Johnson (Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers)

Days of Jubilee: The End of Slavery in the United States
by Patricia C. and Fredrick L. McKissack (Scholastic)

Locomotion by Jacqueline Woodson (Grosset & Dunlap)
Y PS3573.O64524 L63 2003

The Battle of Jericho by Sharon Draper (Atheneum Books for Young Readers)

Beautiful Blackbird by Ashley Bryan (Atheneum Books for Young Readers)
Y PZ8.1.B838 Bg 2003

Almost to Freedom, illustrated by Colin Bootman; text by Vaunda Micheaux Nelson (Carolrhoda Books)

Thunder Rose, illustrated by Kadir Nelson; text by Jerdine Nolen (Silver Whistle)


2003
Bronx Masquerade by Nikki Grimes (Dial Books for Young Readers)
Y PZ7.G88429 Br 2002

The Red Rose Box by Brenda Woods (G. P. Putnam’s Sons)

Talkin’ About Bessie: The Story of Aviator Elizabeth Coleman by Nikki Grimes (Orchard Books/Scholastic)
Y TL540.C646 G75 2002x

Rap a Tap Tap: Here’s Bojangles—Think of That, illustrated and written by Leo and Diane Dillion (Blue Sky Press/Scholastic)

Visiting Langston, illustrated by Bryan Collier; text by Willie Perdomo (Henry Holt & Co.)


2002
The Land by Mildred Taylor (Phyllis Fogelman Books/Penguin Putnam)
Y PZ7.T21723 Lan 2001

Money-Hungry by Sharon G. Flake (Jump at the Sun/Hyperion)

Carver: A Life in Poems by Marilyn Nelson (Front Street)
Y PS3573.A4795 C37 2001

Goin’ Someplace Special, illustrated by Jerry Pinkney; text by Patricia McKissack
(Anne Schwartz Book/Atheneum)
Y PZ7.M478693 Go 2001

Martin’s Big Words, illustrated by Bryan Collier; text by Doreen Rappoport
(Jump at the Sun/Hyperion)
Y E185.97.K5 R36 2001


2001
Miracle’s Boys by Jacqueline Woodson (G.P. Putnam’s Sons)

Let It Shine! Stories of Black Women Freedom Fighters by Andrea Davis Pinkney, illustrated by Stephen Alcorn (Gulliver Books, Harcourt)

Uptown by Bryan Collier (Henry Holt)

Freedom River, illustrated by Bryan Collier; text by Doreen Rapport
(Jump at the Sun/Hyperion)

Only Passing Through: The Story of Sojourner Truth, illustrated by R. Gregory Christie; text by Anne Rockwell (Random House)

Virgie Goes to School with Us Boys, illustrated by E.B. Lewis; text by Elizabeth Fitzgerald Howard (Simon & Schuster)


2000
Bud, Not Buddy by Christopher Paul Curtis (Delacorte)
Y PZ7.C94137 Bu 1999

Francie by Karen English (Farrar, Straus and Giroux)
Y PZ7.E7232 Fr 1999

Black Hands, White Sails: The Story of African-American Whalers by Patricia C. and Frederick L. McKissack (Scholastic Press)

Monster by Walter Dean Myers (HarperCollins)
Y PZ7.M992 Mon 1999

In the Time of the Drums, illustrated by Brian Pinkney; text by Kim L. Siegelson
(Jump at the Sun/Hyperion Books for Children)
Y PZ7.S56657 In 1999

My Rows and Piles of Coins, illustrated by E. B. Lewis; text by Tololwa M. Mollel
(Clarion Books)

Black Cat by Christopher Myers (Scholastic)
Y PZ7.M9825 Bl 1999


1999
Heaven by Angela Johnson (Simon & Schuster)
Y PZ7.J629 He 1998

Jazmin’s Notebook by Nikki Grimes (Dial Books)

Breaking Ground, Breaking Silence: The Story of New York’s African Burial Ground by Joyce Hansen and Gary McGowan (Henry Holt and Company)

The Other Side: Shorter Poems by Angela Johnson (Orchard Books)
Y PS3560.O37129 O8 1998

i see the rhythm, illustrated by Michele Wood; text by Toyomi Igus
(Children’s Book Press)
Y ML3556 .I48 1998

I Have Heard of a Land, illustrated by Floyd Cooper; text by Joyce Carol Thomas
(Joanna Cotler Books/HarperCollins)
Y PZ7.T36696 Iae 1998

The Bat Boy and His Violin, illustrated by E. B. Lewis; text by Gavin Curtis
(Simon & Schuster)
Y PZ7.C9415 Bat 1998

Duke Ellington: The Piano Prince and His Orchestra, illustrated by Brian Pinkney; text by Andrea Davis Pinkney (Hyperion Books for Children)
Y ML3930.E44 P56 1998


1998
Forged by Fire by Sharon M. Draper (Atheneum)
Y PZ7.D78325 Fo 1997

Bayard Rustin: Behind the Scenes of the Civil Rights Movement by James Haskins (Hyperion)
Y E185.97.R93 H37 1997

I Thought My Soul Would Rise and Fly: The Diary of Patsy, a Freed Girl by Joyce Hansen (Scholastic)
Y PZ7.H1933 Iaj 1997

In Daddy’s Arms I am Tall: African Americans Celebrating Fathers, illustrated by Javaka Steptoe; text by Alan Schroeder (Lee & Low)

Ashley Bryan’s ABC of African American Poetry by Ashley Bryan (Jean Karl/Atheneum)

Harlem, illustrated by Christopher Myers; text by Walter Dean Myers (Scholastic)
Y PS3563.Y48 H37 1997

The Hunterman and the Crocodile by Baba Wagué Diakité (Scholastic)
Y PZ8.1.D564 Hu 1997


1997
Slam by Walter Dean Myers (Scholastic)
Y PZ7.M992 Sl 1996

Rebels Against Slavery: American Slave Revolts by Patricia C. & Frederick L. McKissack (Scholastic)

Minty: A Story of Young Harriet Tubman, illustrated by Jerry Pinkney; text by Alan Schroeder (Dial Books for Young Readers)
Y E444.T82 S37 1996

The Palm of My Heart: Poetry by African American Children, illustrated by Gregorie Christie; edited by Davida Adedjouma (Lee & Low Books Inc.)
Y PS591.N4 P25 1996

Running the Road to ABC, illustrated by Reynold Ruffins; text by Denize Lauture
(Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers)
Neeny Coming, Neeny Going, illustrated by Synthia Saint James; text by Karen English (BridgeWater Books)


1996
Her Stories by Virginia Hamilton (Scholastic/Blue Sky Press)
Y GR111.A47 H35 1995

The Watsons Go to Birmingham—1963 by Christopher Paul Curtis (Delacorte)
Y PZ7.C94137 Wat 1995

Like Sisters on the Homefront by Rita Williams-Garcia (Delacorte)
Y PZ7.W6714 Li 1995

From the Notebooks of Melanin Sun by Jacqueline Woodson (Scholastic/Blue Sky Press)

The Middle Passage: White Ships Black Cargo by Tom Feelings
(Dial Books for Young Readers)
Y ND237.F32 A4 1995

The Faithful Friend, illustrated by Brian Pinkney; text by Robert San Souci
(Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers)
Y PZ8.1.S227 Fai 1995


1995
Christmas in the Big House, Christmas in the Quarters by Patricia C. & Frederick L. McKissack (Scholastic)
Y F213 .M36 1994

The Captive by Joyce Hansen (Scholastic)

I Hadn’t Meant to Tell You This by Jacqueline Woodson (Delacorte)

Black Diamond: Story of the Negro Baseball League by Patricia C. & Frederick L. McKissack (Scholastic)

The Creation, illustrated by James Ransome; text by James Weldon Johnson
(Holiday House)
Y PS3519.O2625 C73 1994
The Singing Man, illustrated by Terea Shaffer; text by Angela Shelf Medearis
(Holiday House)

Meet Danitra Brown, illustrated by Floyd Cooper; text by Nikki Grimes
(Lothrop, Lee & Shepard)


1994
Toning the Sweep by Angela Johnson (Orchard)
Y PZ7.J629 To 1993

Brown Honey in Broom Wheat Tea by Joyce Carol Thomas; illustrated by Floyd Cooper (HarperCollins)

Malcolm X: By Any Means Necessary by Walter Dean Myers (Scholastic)
Y BP223.Z8 L5764 1993

Soul Looks Back in Wonder, illustrated by Tom Feelings; text ed. by Phyllis Fogelman
(Dial Books for Young Readers)

Uncle Jed’s Barbershop, illustrated by James Ransome; text by Margaree King Mitchell (Simon & Schuster)


1993
Dark Thirty: Southern Tales of the Supernatural by Patricia A. McKissack (Knopf)
Y PZ7.M478693 Tah 1992

Mississippi Challenge by Mildred Pitts Walter (Bradbury)

Sojourner Truth: Ain’t I a Woman? by Patricia C. & Frederick L. McKissack (Scholastic)

Somewhere in the Darkness by Walter Dean Myers (Scholastic)
Y PZ7.M992 So 1992

The Origin of Life on Earth: An African Creation Myth, illustrated by Kathleen Atkins Wilson; retold by David A. Anderson/SANKOFA (Sights)
Y PZ8.1.A543 Or 1991
Little Eight John, illustrated by Wil Clay; text by Jan Wahl (Lodestar)
Y PZ8.1.W126 Li 1992

Sukey and the Mermaid, illustrated by Brian Pinkney; text by Robert San Souci
(Four Winds)
Y PZ8.1.S227 Su 1992

Working Cotton, illustrated by Carole Byard; text by Sherley Anne Williams (Harcourt)
Y PZ7.W668174 Wo 1992


1992
Now is Your Time: The African American Struggle for Freedom by Walter Dean Myers (HarperCollins)
Y E185 .M96 1991

Tar Beach by Faith Ringgold (Crown)
Y PZ7.R4726 Tar 1991

All Night, All Day: A Child’s First Book of African American Spirituals, illustrated and selected by Ashley Bryan (Atheneum)

Night on Neighborhood Street, illustrated by Jan Spivey Gilchrist, text by Eloise Greenfield (Dial)
Y PS3557.R39416 N5 1991


1991
The Road to Memphis by Mildred D. Taylor (Dial)
Y PZ7.T21723 Rd 1990x

Black Dance in America by James Haskins (Crowell)

When I Am Old with You by Angela Johnson (Orchard)

Aida, illustrated by Leo and Diane Dillon; text by Leontyne Price (Harcourt)

1990
A Long Hard Journey: The Story of the Pullman Porter by Patricia C. & Frederick L. McKissack (Walker)

Nathaniel Talking by Eloise Greenfield, illustrated by Jan Spivey Gilchrist (Black Butterfly)
Y PZ8.3.G78 Nat 1988x

The Bells of Christmas by Virginia Hamilton (Harcourt)
Y PZ7.H1828 Be 1989

Martin Luther King, Jr., and the Freedom Movement by Lillie Patterson (Facts on File)

The Talking Eggs, illustrated by Jerry Pinkney, text by Robert San Souci (Dial)
Y PZ8.1.S227 Tal 1989


1989
Fallen Angels by Walter Dean Myers (Scholastic)
Y PZ7.M992 Fal 1988

A Thief in the Village and Other Stories by James Berry (Orchard)
Y Y PZ7.B46173 Th 1988

Anthony Burns: The Defeat and Triumph of a Fugitive Slave by Virginia Hamilton (Knopf)
Y E450.B93 H36 1988

Mirandy and Brother Wind, illustrated by Jerry Pinkney; text by Patricia McKissack (Knopf)
Y PZ7.M478693 Mi 1988

Under the Sunday Tree, illustrated by Amos Ferguson; text by Eloise Greenfield (Harper)

Storm in the Night, illustrated by Pat Cummings; text by Eloise Greenfield (Harper)


1988
The Friendship by Mildred L. Taylor (Dial)

An Enchanted Hair Tale by Alexis De Veaux (Harper)

The Tales of Uncle Remus: The Adventures of Brer Rabbit by Julius Lester (Dial)
Y PZ8.1.L434 Taj 1987

Mufaro’s Beautiful Daughters: An African Tale by John Steptoe (Lothrop)

What a Morning! The Christmas Story in Black Spirituals, illustrated by Ashley Bryan; selected by John Langstaff (Macmillan)
Y M1670 .W48 1987

The Invisible Hunters: A Legend from the Miskito Indians of Nicaragua, illustrated by JoeSam.; compiled by Harriet Rohmer, et al (Children’s Press)


1987
Justin and the Best Biscuits in the World by Mildred Pitts Walter (Lothrop)
Y PZ7.W17125 Ju 1986

Lion and the Ostrich Chicks and Other African Folk Tales by Ashley Bryan (Atheneum)

Which Way Freedom by Joyce Hansen (Walker)

Half a Moon and One Whole Star, illustrated by Jerry Pinkney; text by Crescent Dragonwagon (Macmillan)

C.L.O.U.D.S. by Pat Cummings (Lothrop)


1986
The People Could Fly: American Black Folktales by Virginia Hamilton;
illustrated by Leo and Diane Dillon (Knopf)
Y PZ8.1.H154 Pe 1985

Junius Over Far by Virginia Hamilton (Harper)

Trouble’s Child by Mildred Pitts Walter (Lothrop)
Y PZ7.W17125 Tr 1985

The Patchwork Quilt, illustrated by Jerry Pinkney; text by Valerie Flournoy (Dial)
Y PZ7.F667 Pat 1985


1985
Motown and Didi by Walter Dean Myers (Viking)
Y PS3563.Y48 M6 1987

Circle of Gold by Candy Dawson Boyd (Apple/Scholastic)
A Little Love by Virginia Hamilton (Philomel)


1984
Everett Anderson’s Good-bye by Lucille Clifton (Holt)
Y PZ8.3.C573 Evh 1988x

The Words of Martin Luther King, Jr., compiled by Coretta Scott King
(Newmarket Press)

The Magical Adventures of Pretty Pearl by Virginia Hamilton (Harper)

Lena Horne by James Haskins (Coward-McCann)

Bright Shadow by Joyce Carol Thomas (Avon)

Because We Are by Mildred Pitts Walter

My Mama Needs Me, illustrated by Pat Cummings; text by Mildred Pitts Walter
(Lothrop)
Y PZ7.W17125 My 1983


1983
Sweet Whispers, Brother Rush by Virginia Hamilton (Philomel)
Y PZ7.H1828 Sw 1982

This Strange New Feeling by Julius Lester (Dial)

Black Child by Peter Mugabane (Knopf)

All the Colors of the Race, illustrated by John Steptoe; text by Arnold Adoff (Lothrop)
Y PS3551.D66 A77

I’m Going to Sing: Black American Spirituals, illustrated by Ashley Bryan (Atheneum)

Just Us Women, illustrated by Pat Cummings; text by Jeanette Caines (Harper)


1982
Let the Circle Be Unbroken by Mildred D. Taylor (Dial)
Y PZ7.T21723 Le

Rainbow Jordan by Alice Childress (Coward-McCann)
Y PZ7.C4412 Rai 1981

Lou in the Limelight by Kristin Hunter (Scribner)

Mary: An Autobiography by Mary E. Mebane (Viking)

Mother Crocodile: An Uncle Amadou Tale from Sengal, illustrated by John Steptoe;
text by Rosa Guy (Delacorte)

Daydreamers, illustrated by Tom Feelings; text by Eloise Greenfield (Dial)
Y PS3556.E35 D3


1981
This Life by Sidney Poitier (Knopf)

Don’t Explain: A Song of Billie Holiday by Alexis De Veaux (Harper)

Beat the Story Drum, Pum-Pum by Ashley Bryan (Atheneum)
Y PZ8.1 .B384 1980

Grandmama’s Joy, illustrated by Carole Byard; text by Eloise Greenfield (Collins)

Count on Your Fingers African Style, illustrated by Jerry Pinkney; text by Claudia Zaslavsky (Crowell)


1980
The Young Landlords by Walter Dean Myers (Viking)
Y PZ7.M992 Yo 1989
Movin’ Up by Berry Gordy (Harper)

Childtimes: A Three-Generation Memoir by Eloise Greenfield and Lessie Jones Little (Harper)

Andrew Young: Young Man with a Mission by James Haskins (Lothrop)

James Van Der Zee: The Picture Takin’ Man by James Haskins (Dodd)

Let the Lion Eat Straw by Ellease Southerland (Scribner)

Cornrows, illustrated by Carole Byard; text by Camille Yarborough (Coward-McCann)


1979
Escape to Freedom by Ossie Davis (Viking)
Y PN6120.H5 D33

Benjamin Banneker by Lillie Patterson (Abingdon)
Y QB36.B22 P38

I Have a Sister, My Sister is Deaf by Jeanne W. Peterson (Harper)

Justice and Her Brothers by Virginia Hamilton (Greenwillow)
Y PZ7.H1828 Ju

Skates of Uncle Richard by Carol Fenner (Random)
Y PZ7.F342 Sk

Something on My Mind, illustrated by Tom Feelings; text by Nikki Grimes (Dial)
Y PZ8.3.F32 So


1978
Africa Dream by Eloise Greenfield, illustrated by Carole Bayard (Crowell)
Y PZ7.G845 Af 1977bx

The Days When the Animals Talked: Black Folk Tales and How They Came to Be by William J. Faulkner (Follett)
Marvin and Tige by Frankcina Glass (St. Martin’s)
Y PS3557.L317 M37x

Mary McCleod Bethune by Eloise Greenfield (Crowell)

Barbara Jordan by James Haskins (Dial)
Coretta Scott King by Lillie Patterson (Garrard)

Portia: The Life of Portia Washington Pittman, the Daughter of Booker T. Washington by Ruth Ann Stewart (Doubleday)


1977

The Story of Stevie Wonder by James Haskins (Lothrop)


1976
Duey’s Tale by Pearl Bailey (Harcourt)


1975
The Legend of Africana by Dorothy Robinson (Johnson Publishing)


1974
Ray Charles by Sharon Bell Mathis; illustrated by George Ford (Crowell)


(Note: Prior to 1974, the CSK Award was given to authors only)


1973
I Never Had It Made: The Autobiography of Jackie Robinson, as told to Alfred Duckett (Putnam)


1972
17 Black Artists by Elton C. Fax (Dodd)


1971
Black Troubador: Langston Hughes by Charlemae Rollins (Rand McNally)


1970
Martin Luther King, Jr.: Man of Peace by Lillie Patterson (Garrard)

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