Coretta Scott King Book Award Winners

The following is a list of the CSKBA winners from 1972 to 1995. The CSKBA "honors a Black author and a Black illustrator for outstanding contributions which promote better understanding and appreciation of the culture and contribution of all peoples to the realization of the American Dream."

This text from the Seattle Public Library Pamphlet Entitled "Coretta Scott King Book Award"

1972
Seventeen Black Artists

Text: Fax, Elton C.

1973
I Never Had it Made: The Autobiography of Jackie Robinson

Text: Duckett, Alfred

1974
Ray Charles

Illustrations: Mathis, Sharon Bell and Ford, George

1975
The Legend of Africania

Illustrations: Robinson, Dorothy and Temple, Herbert

1976
Duey's Tale

Text: Bailey, Pearl

1977
The Story of Stevie Wonder

Text: Haskins, James

1978
The Africa Dream

Illustrations: Greenfield, Eloise and Byard, Cole

1979
Escape to Freedom

Text: Davis, Ossie
Something on My Mind
Illustrations: Feelings, Tom

1980
Young Landlords

Text: Myers, Walter Dean
Cornrows
by Camille Yarbrough, Illustrations: Byard, Carole

1981
This Life

Text: Poitier, Sidney
Beat the Story- Drum, Pum-Pum
Illustrations: Bryan, Ashley

1982
Let the Circle Be Unbroken

Text: Taylor, Mildred
Mother Crocodile
by Birago Diop, Illustrations: Steptoe, John

1983
Sweet Whispers, Brother Rush

Text: Hamilton, Virginia
Black Child
Illustrations: Magubane, Peter

1984
Everett Anderson's Goodbye

Text: Clifton, Lucille
Mama Needs Me
by Mildred Pitts Walter, Illustrations: Cummings, Pat

1985
Motown and Didi

Text: Myers, Walter Dean

1986
The People Could Fly

Text: Hamilton, Virginia
Patchwork Quilt
by Valerie Flournoy, Illustrations: Pinkney, Jerry

1987
Justin and the Best Biscuits in the World

Text: Walter, Mildred Pitts
Half a Moon and One Whole Star
by Crescent Dragonwagon, Illustrations: Pinkney, Jerry

1988
Mufaro's Beautiful Daughters

Text: Steptoe, John
What a Morning
Illustrations: Bryan, Ashley

1989
Fallen Angels

Text: Myers, Walter Dean
Mirandy and Brother Wind
Illustrations: Pinkney, Jerry

1990
Long Hard Journey

Text: McKissack, Patricia and Frederick
Nathaniel Talking
by Eloise Greenfield, Illustrations: Gilchrest, Jan S.

1991
Road to Memphis

Text: Taylor, Mildred D.
Aida
by Price, Leontyne (ed.), Illustrations: Dillon, Diane and Leo

1992
Now is Your Time! The African-American Struggle for Freedom

Text: Myers, Walter Dean
Tar Beach
Illustrations: Ringhold, Faith

1993
Dark Thirty Southern Tales of the Supernatural

Text: McKissack, Patricia
Origins of Life on Earth
Illustrations: Anderson, David

1994
Toning the Sweep

Text: Johnson, Angela
Soul Looks Back in Wonder
Illustrations: Feelings, Tom

1995
Christmas in the Big House, Christmas in the Quarters

Text: McKissack, Pat
The Creation
by James Weldon Johnson, Illustrations: Ransome, James E.


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