2022 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.

 

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2022 Author Winner

Unspeakable: The Tulsa Race Massacre by Carole Boston Weatherford, illustrated by Floyd Cooper

 

2022 Author Honorees

Home Is Not a Country by Safia Elhillo Revolution In Our Time by Kekla Magoon The People Remember by Ibi Zoboi

 

 

2022 Illustrator Winner

Unspeakable: The Tulsa Race Massacre by Carole Boston Weatherford, illustrated by Floyd Cooper

 

2022 Illustrator Honorees

Nina: A Story of Nina Simone by Traci N. Todd, illustrated by Christian Robinson We Wait for the Sun by Dovey Johnson Roundtree & Katie McCabe, illustrated by Raissa Figueroa Soul Food Sunday by Winsome Bingham, illustrated by C.G. Esparanza

 

 

John Steptoe New Talent Author Award

Me (Moth) by Amber McBride

 

John Steptoe New Talent Illustrator Award

The Me I Choose to Be  by Natasha Anastasia Tarpley, ill. Regis & Kahran Bethencourt

 

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