2018 CORETTA SCOTT KING AWARDS

2018 CORETTA SCOTT KING BOOK AWARDS . . .
Given to African-American authors and illustrators for outstanding inspirational and educational contributions, the Coretta Scott King Book Award titles promote understanding and appreciation of the culture of all peoples and their contribution to the realization of the American dream of a pluralistic society.

“Piecing Me Together,” written by Renée Watson, is the King Author Award winner. The book is published by Bloomsbury Children’s Books.

Three King Author Honor Books also were named: “Crown: An Ode to the Fresh Cut,” written by Derrick Barnes, published by Bolden, an Agate Imprint, a Denene Millner Book;  “Long Way Down,” written by Jason Reynolds, published by Atheneum, an Imprint of Simon & Schuster Children’s Publishing Division, a Caitlyn Dlouhy Book and “The Hate U Give,” written by Angie Thomas, published by Balzer + Bray, an imprint of HarperCollins Publishers.

“Out of Wonder: Poems Celebrating Poets,” illustrated by Ekua Holmes, is the King Illustrator Award winner. The book is written by Kwame Alexander with Chris Colderly and Marjory Wentworth and published by Candlewick Press.

Two King Illustrator Honor Books also were named: “Crown: An Ode to a Fresh Cut,” illustrated by Gordon C. James, written by Derrick Barnes and published by Bolden, an Agate Imprint, a Denene Millner Book and “Before She Was Harriet: The Story of Harriet Tubman,” illustrated by James E. Ransome, written by Lesa Cline-Ransome and published by Holiday House.  
 
Coretta Scott King/John Steptoe New Talent Award to affirm new talent:
“The Stars Beneath Our Feet,” written by David Barclay Moore, is the Steptoe Author Award winner. The book is published by Alfred A. Knopf, an imprint of Random House Children’s Books, a division of Penguin Random House LLC.

“Mama Africa! How Miriam Makeba Spread Hope with Her Song,” illustrated by Charly Palmer, is the Steptoe Illustrator Award winner. The book is written by Kathryn Erskine and published by Farrar Straus Giroux Books for Young Readers, an imprint of Macmillan Publishing Group, LLC.

Piecing Me Together Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9781681191058
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Published: Bloomsbury U.S.A. Children's Books - February 14th, 2017

Crown: An Ode to the Fresh Cut (Denene Millner Books) Cover Image
By Derrick Barnes, Gordon C. James (Illustrator)
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ISBN: 9781572842243
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Published: Agate Bolden - October 10th, 2017

Long Way Down Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781481438254
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Published: Atheneum Books - October 24th, 2017

The Hate U Give Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780062498533
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Published: Balzer + Bray - February 28th, 2017

Out of Wonder: Poems Celebrating Poets Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780763680947
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Published: Candlewick Press (MA) - March 14th, 2017

Crown: An Ode to the Fresh Cut (Denene Millner Books) Cover Image
By Derrick Barnes, Gordon C. James (Illustrator)
$17.95
ISBN: 9781572842243
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Published: Agate Bolden - October 10th, 2017

Before She Was Harriet Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780823420476
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Published: Holiday House - November 7th, 2017

The Stars Beneath Our Feet Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781524701246
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Published: Alfred A. Knopf Books for Young Readers - September 19th, 2017

Mama Africa!: How Miriam Makeba Spread Hope with Her Song Cover Image
By Kathryn Erskine, Charly Palmer (Illustrator)
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ISBN: 9780374303013
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Published: Farrar Straus Giroux - October 10th, 2017