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2021 Coretta Scott King Book Award – Illustrator

Founded in 1969, the Coretta Scott King Book Awards recognize outstanding Black authors and illustrators of books for children and young adults that portray an aspect of the Black experience. The awards include several categories and are given annually at the American Library Association conference.

Check out the 2022 winner and finalists here.

Winners

R-E-S-P-E-C-T: Aretha Franklin, the Queen of Soul

Frank Morrison and Carole Boston Weatherford

Aretha Franklin was born to sing. The daughter of a pastor and a gospel singer, her musical talent was clear from her earliest days in her father's Detroit church. But Aretha didn't just raise her voice in song, she also spoke out against injustice and fought for civil rights.

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2021 Coretta Scott King Book Award – Illustrator

Founded in 1969, the Coretta Scott King Book Awards recognize outstanding Black authors and illustrators of books for children and young adults that portray an aspect of the Black experience. The awards include several categories and are given annually at the American Library Association conference.

Check out the 2022 winner and finalists here.

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