2024 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 separate 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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2024 Author Winner

Nigeria Jones by Ibi Zoboi


2024 Author Honorees

Big by Vashti Harrison How Do You Spell Unfair? by Carol Boston Weatherford Kin: Rooted in Hope by Carole Boston Weatherford



2024 Illustrator Winner

An American Story by Kwame Alexander


2024 Illustrator Honorees

Big by Vashti Harrison Holding Her Own by Traci N Todd There Was a Party for Langston by Jason Reynolds



John Steptoe New Talent Author Award

There Goes the Neighborhood by Jade Adia


John Steptoe New Talent Illustrator Award

We Could Fly by Rhiannon Giddens


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