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Coretta Scott King Book Awards: 50 Years Strong: Home


2019 marks the 50th anniversary of the Coretta Scott King Book Awards which means that we have a lot to celebrate! The Coretta Scott King Book Awards has made a name for itself within the library and book industry and has numerous titles that celebrate the black experience for today's youth. Be sure to watch this space for updates and announcements from our team and we hope that you join us in celebrating an incredible 50 years.  Visit the CSK: 50 Years Strong website for more information. 


The Coretta Scott King Book Awards


coretta scott king award seal

The Coretta Scott King Book Awards are given annually to outstanding African American authors and illustrators of books for children and young adults that demonstrate an appreciation of African American culture and universal human values. The award commemorates the life and work of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., and honors his wife, Mrs. Coretta Scott King, for her courage and determination to continue the work for peace and world brotherhood.  

National African American Read-In

CSK: The Hate U Give

CSK: Long Way Down

CSK: Piecing Me Together

Coretta Scott King Award Winning and Honored Titles at the SJR State Library

The Lexile Level (when provided), publisher-defined age level, and publisher-provided summary is provided for each book in the description.

Page maintained by Brittnee Fisher. Content will be added and maintained throughout 2019.
Maintenance will cease at the end of 2019 but this site will remain accessible.