2024 KING

2024 CORETTA SCOTT KING BOOK AWARDS . . .

Coretta Scott King (Author) Book Award recognizing an African American author and illustrator of outstanding books for children and young adults.

“Nigeria Jones,” written by Ibi Zoboi, is the King Author Book winner. The book is published by Balzer + Bray, an imprint of HarperCollins Publishers.

Three King Author Honor Books were selected: “Big,” written and illustrated by Vashti Harrison and published by Little, Brown and Co., a division of Hachette Book Group, Inc.; “How Do You Spell Unfair?: MacNolia Cox and the National Spelling Bee,” written by Carole Boston Weatherford, illustrated by Frank Morrison and published by Candlewick Press; and “Kin: Rooted in Hope,” written by Carole Boston Weatherford, illustrated by Jeffery Boston Weatherford and published by Atheneum Books for Young Readers, an imprint of Simon & Schuster Children’s Publishing Division.

“An American Story,” illustrated by Dare Coulter, is the King Illustrator Book winner. The book is written by Kwame Alexander and published by Little, Brown and Co., a division of Hachette Book, Inc.

Three King Illustrator Honor Books were selected: “Big,” illustrated and written by Vashti Harrison and published by: Little, Brown and Co., a division of Hachette Book Group, Inc.; “Holding Her Own: The Exceptional Life of Jackie Ormes,” illustrated by Shannon Wright, written by Traci N. Todd and published by Orchard Books, an imprint of Scholastic Inc.; and “There Was a Party for Langston,” illustrated by Jerome Pumphrey and Jarret Pumphrey, written by Jason Reynolds and published by Caitlyn Dlouhy Books/Atheneum Books for Young Readers, an imprint of Simon & Schuster Children’s Publishing.

Coretta Scott King/John Steptoe New Talent Author Award: “There Goes the Neighborhood,” written by Jade Adia, is the Steptoe author award winner. The book is published by Hyperion, an imprint of Buena Vista Books, Inc.

Coretta Scott King/John Steptoe New Talent Illustrator Award: “We Could Fly,” illustrated by Briana Mukodiri Uchendu, is the Steptoe illustrator award winner. The book is written by Rhiannon Giddens and published by Candlewick Press.

Coretta Scott King – Virginia Hamilton Award for Lifetime Achievement: Christopher Paul Curtis is the winner of the 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. As a historical fiction novelist, Curtis writes in accessible ways for emerging readers to understand the world around them. His novels have received numerous starred reviews and awards throughout ALA, like ALSC Notables, Odyssey, and YALSA Best Books for Young Adults. We see his influence all over Black creators today.

Nigeria Jones: A Novel By Ibi Zoboi Cover Image
$19.99
ISBN: 9780062888846
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Published: Balzer + Bray - May 9th, 2023

Big (Caldecott Medal Winner & Coretta Scott King Honor Title) By Vashti Harrison Cover Image
$19.99
ISBN: 9780316353229
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Published: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers - May 2nd, 2023

How Do You Spell Unfair?: MacNolia Cox and the National Spelling Bee By Carole Boston Weatherford, Frank Morrison (Illustrator) Cover Image
$18.99
ISBN: 9781536215540
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Published: Candlewick - April 11th, 2023

Kin: Rooted in Hope By Carole Boston Weatherford, Jeffery Boston Weatherford (Illustrator) Cover Image
$18.99
ISBN: 9781665913621
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Published: Atheneum Books for Young Readers - September 19th, 2023

An American Story (Coretta Scott King Illustrator Award Winner) By Kwame Alexander, Dare Coulter (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Kwame Alexander, Dare Coulter (Illustrator)
$18.99
ISBN: 9780316473125
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Published: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers - January 3rd, 2023

Holding Her Own: The Exceptional Life of Jackie Ormes By Traci N. Todd, Shannon Wright (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Traci N. Todd, Shannon Wright (Illustrator)
$21.99
ISBN: 9781338305906
Availability: Backordered; Unknown Availability Date
Published: Orchard Books - January 3rd, 2023

There Was a Party for Langston By Jason Reynolds, Jerome Pumphrey (Illustrator), Jarrett Pumphrey (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Jason Reynolds, Jerome Pumphrey (Illustrator), Jarrett Pumphrey (Illustrator)
$18.99
ISBN: 9781534439443
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Published: Atheneum/Caitlyn Dlouhy Books - October 3rd, 2023

There Goes the Neighborhood By Jade Adia Cover Image
$18.99
ISBN: 9781368084321
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Published: Disney Hyperion - March 7th, 2023

We Could Fly By Rhiannon Giddens, Briana Mukodiri Uchendu (Illustrator) Cover Image
$18.99
ISBN: 9781536222548
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Published: Candlewick - November 7th, 2023