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Coretta Scott King Awards

Honoring African-American authors and illustrators of outstanding books for children and young adults Winners 1970 - 2002 | About the awards | Black Caucus Awards

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Coretta Scott King Awards 2002

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Mildred D. Taylor, author of The Land | Hardcover | Audio cassette

Jerry Pinkney, for Illustration, Goin' Someplace Special | Hardcover

Jerome Lagarrigue was recognized with the Coretta Scott King/John Steptoe New Talent Award for Freedom Summer | Hardcover

The Coretta Scott King Awards are administered by the Coretta Scott King Task Force of the ALA's Social Responsibilities Round Table.

The Coretta Scott King Awards commemorate the life and work of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., and honors his widow, Coretta Scott King, for her courage and determination in continuing the work for peace and world brotherhood. Winners of the Coretta Scott King Awards receive a framed citation, an honorarium, and a set of Encyclopedia Britannica or World Book Encyclopedias.

Coretta Scott King Awards winners are chosen by a seven-member national award jury. The CSK Award Jury also chooses The Coretta Scott King New Talent Award winners. These books affirm new talent and offer visibility to excellence in writing or illustration at the beginning of a career as a published book creator.

Copyright 2000, American Library Association.

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