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Coretta Scott King Book Awards

The awards were founded in 1969 in order to promote minority writers, with the first author awarded the prize in 1970. Awards for illustrators were added in 1974.

Author Winners & Honor Books 2020-2029

Winner

New Kid by Jerry Craft


Honor Books

  • The Stars and the Blackness Between Them by Junauda Petrus
  • Tristan Strong Punches a Hole in the Sky by Kwame Mbalia
  • Look Both Ways : a Tale Told in Ten Blocks by Jason Reynolds


WINNER

Before the Ever After by Jacqueline Woodson

HONOR BOOKS

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


Illustrator Winners & Honor Books 2020-2029

Winner

The Undefeated illustrated by Kadir Nelson ; written by Kwame Alexander


Honor Books

  • The Bell Rang  illustrated & written by James E. Ransome
  • Infinite Hope : a Black Artist's Journey from World War II to Peace  illustrated & written by Ashley Bryan
  • Sulwe  illustrated by Vashti Harrison and written by Lupita Nyong'o


WINNER

R-E-S-P-E-C-T : Aretha Franklin, the Queen of Soul illustrated by Frank Morrison, written by Carole Boston Weatherford

HONOR BOOKS

  • Magnificent Homespun Brown : a Celebration illustrated by Kaylani Juanita, written by Samara Cole Doyon
  • Exquisite : the Poetry of Gwendolyn Brooks illustrated by Cozbi A. Cabrera, written by Suzanne Slade
  • Me & Mama illustrated and written by Cozbi A. Cabrera