2020 Coretta Scott King Awards


The American Library Association announced the top youth books and media of 2020, including the Coretta Scott King Awards. The Ethnic and Multicultural Information Exchange Round Table have issued awards to outstanding African American authors and illustrators since 1970. 

To find past award winners in our catalog to check availability, do a title search for Coretta Scott King Award. For more information about this award and its recipients, check the ALA website.

Help us recognize these honorees and winners by checking one out today.

2020 Coretta Scott King Author Award Winner

New kid by Jerry Craft
Also available in: e-book

2020 Coretta Scott King Author Honor Books

2020 Coretta Scott King Illustrator Award Winner

The undefeated by Kwame Alexander

2020 Coretta Scott King Illustrator Honor Books

The bell rang by James Ransome
Sulwe by Lupita Nyong'o
Also available in: e-book

2019 Coretta Scott King/John Steptoe New Talent Award Winners

Genesis begins again by Alicia Williams

Coretta Scott King – Virginia Hamilton Award for Lifetime Achievement

The award pays tribute to the quality and magnitude of beloved children’s author Virginia Hamilton and was awarded to Mildred D. Taylor in 2020.