2019 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.

Ages: 0-17 years

Winners

The Stuff of Stars

Ekua Holmes and Marion Dane Bauer

From the Big Bang to one child's birth, hand-marbled paper and collage images capture the movement and mystery of our universe.

All formats.

Shortlists

Hidden Figures: The True Story of Four Black Women and the Space Race

Laura Freeman and Margot Lee Shetterly

Discover what mathematicians do at NASA in this true story of the four Black women whose work helped launch rockets and astronauts.

All formats.

Let the Children March

Frank Morrison and Monica Clark-Robinson

In 1963, thousands of Black children marched for civil rights after hearing Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. speak. Facing fear, hate and danger, these children used their voices to change the world.

All formats.

Memphis, Martin, and the Mountaintop: The Sanitation Strike of 1968

R. Gregory Christie and Alice Faye Duncan

The story of the 1968 Memphis Sanitation Strike is told through the eyes of Lorraine, the young daughter of a sanitation worker.

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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.

Ages: 0-17 years