2021 Coretta Scott King Book Award Winners and Honorees

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The Coretta Scott King Book Awards recognize African-American authors and illustrators of outstanding books for children and young adults.  There are seperate awards for authors and illustrators, as well as the Coretta Scott King/John Steptoe New Talent Author Award and the Coretta Scott King/Virginia Hamilton Award for Lifetime Achievement.  They are awarded annually by the American Library Association as part of the Youth Media Awards.  To learn more, visit the Coretta Scott King Book Awards website.


 

2021 Author Winner

Book cover: Before the Ever After by Jacqueline Woodson

Before the Ever After by Jacqueline Woodson

 

2021 Author Honorees

Book cover: King and the Dragonflies by Kacen Callender Book cover: All the Days Past, All the Days to Come by Mildred D. Taylor Book cover: Lifting as We Climb: Black Women's Battle for the Ballot Box by Evette Dionne

King and the Dragonflies by Kacen Callender

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

Lifting as We Climb by Evette Dione

 

2021 Illustrator Winner

Book cover: RESPECT: Aretha Franklin, the Queen of Soul by Carole Boston Weatherford, illustrated by Frank Morrison

RESPECT by Carole Boston Weatherford, illustrated by Frank Morrison

 

2021 Illustrator Honorees

Book cover: Magnificent Homespun Brown: A Celebration by Samara Cole Doyon, illustrated by Kaylani Juanita Book cover: Exquisite: The Poetry and Life of Gwendolyn Brooks by Suzanne Slade, illustrated by Cozbi A. Cabrera Book cover: Me & Mama, written and illustrated by Cozi A. Cabrera

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

Exquisite by Suzanne Slade, illustrated by Cozbi A. Cabrera

Me & Mama by Cozbi A. Cabrera

 

2021 John Steptoe Award for new talent

Book cover: Legendborn by Tracy Deonn

Legendborn by Tracy Deonn

 

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