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Product DetailsThe Night Before Christmas Has Come and Gone...Now What? by Linda Beecham (Author) (Paperback - Jan. 29, 2010)
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The Coretta Scott King Award is presented annually by the Coretta Scott King Task Force of the American Library Association's Social Responsibilities Round Table. Recipients are authors and illustrators of African descent whose distinguished books promote an understanding and appreciation of the "American Dream." SUPPORT THE Martin Luther King Jr. National Memorial, Washington, DC
The Coretta Scott King Awards
CSK Awards, 1990-2007 | CSK Awards, 1970-1989 | John Steptoe Award | Books by John Steptoe

The CSK Awards, 1970-1989

1989 Medal Winners

For narrative:
Fallen Angels by Walter Dean Myers
For illustration:
Mirandy and Brother Wind illustrated by Jerry Pinkney
Honor Books
For narrative:
A Thief in the Village and Other Stories of Jamaica by James Berry
Anthony Burns: The Defeat and Triumph of a Fugitive Slave by Virginia Hamilton
For illustration:
Under the Sunday Tree illustrated by Amos Ferguson
Storm in the Night illustrated by Pat Cummings

1988 Medal Winners

For narrative:
The Friendship by Mildred D. Taylor
For illustration:
Mufaro's Beautiful Daughters: An African Tale by John Steptoe

Honor Books

For narrative:
An Enchanted Hair Tale by Alexis de Veaux
The Tales of Uncle Remus: The Adventures of Brer Rabbit by Julius Lester
For illustration:
What a Morning!: The Christmas Story in Black Spirituals illustrated by Ashley Bryan
The Invisible Hunters: A Legend from the Miskito Indians of Nicaragua illustrated by Joe Sam

1987 Medal Winners

For narrative:
Justin and the Best Biscuits in the World by Mildred Pitts Walter
For illustration:
Half a Moon and One Whole Star illustrated by Jerry Pinkney
Honor Books
For narrative:
Lion and the Ostrich Chicks and Other African Folk Tales by Ashley Bryan
Which Way Freedom? by Joyce Hansen
For illustration:
Lion and the Ostrich Chicks and Other African Folk Tales by Ashley Bryan
C.L.O.U.D.S. by Pat Cummings
1986 Medal Winners
For narrative:
The People Could Fly: American Black Folktales by Virginia Hamilton
For illustration:
The Patchwork Quilt illustrated by Jerry Pinkney
Honor Books
For narrative:
Junius Over Far by Virginia Hamilton
Trouble's Child by Mildred Pitts Walter
For illustration:
The People Could Fly: American Black Folktales by LEO DILLON (Illustrator), DIANE DILLON (Illustrator)
1985 Medal Winners
For narrative:
Motown and Didi by Walter Dean Myers
Honor Books
For narrative:
Circle of Gold by Candy Dawson Boyd
A Little Love by Virginia Hamilton
1984 Medal Winners
For narrative:
Everett Anderson's Goodbye by Lucille Clifton
The Words of Martin Luther King, Jr. by Coretta Scott King--Special Citation
For illustration:
My Mama Needs Me illustrated by Pat Cummings
Honor Books
For narrative:
The Magical Adventures of Pretty Pearl by Virginia Hamilton
Lena Horne by James Haskins
Bright Shadow by Joyce Carol Thomas
Because We Are by Mildred Pitts Walter
1983 Medal Winners
For narrative:
Sweet Whispers, Brother Rush by Virginia Hamilton
For illustration:
Black Child by Peter Magubane
Honor Books
For narrative:
This Strange New Feeling by Julius Lester
For illustration:
All the Colors of the Race illustrated by John Steptoe
I'm Going to Sing: Black American Spirituals illustrated by Ashley Bryan
Just Us Women illustrated by Pat Cummings
1982 Medal Winners
For narrative:
Let the Circle Be Unbroken by Mildred D. Taylor
For illustration:
Mother Crocodile: An Uncle Amadou Tale from Senegal illustrated by John Steptoe
Honor Books
For narrative:
Rainbow Jordan by Alice Childress
Lou in the Limelight by Kristin Hunter
Mary: An Autobiography by Mary E. Mebane
For illustration:
Daydreamers illustrated by Tom Feelings
The Coretta Scott King Award is presented annually by the Coretta Scott King Task Force of the American Library Association's Social Responsibilities Round Table. Recipients are authors and illustrators of African descent whose distinguished books promote an understanding and appreciation of the "American Dream."

Bearing the Cross : Martin Luther King, Jr., and the Southern Christian Leadership Conference (Perennial Classics) by David Garrow (Author) (Paperback - January 1, 2004) Other Editions: Hardcover | Paperback | Audio Cassette (Unabridged) | Unknown Binding

1982 Medal Winners

For narrative:
Let the Circle Be Unbroken by Mildred D. Taylor
For illustration:
Mother Crocodile: An Uncle Amadou Tale from Senegal illustrated by John Steptoe
Honor Books
For narrative:
Rainbow Jordan by Alice Childress
Lou in the Limelight by Kristin Hunter
Mary: An Autobiography by Mary E. Mebane
For illustration:
Daydreamers illustrated by Tom Feelings
1981 Medal Winners
For narrative:
This Life by Sidney Poitier
For illustration:
Beat the Story-Drum, Pum-Pum by Ashley Bryan
Honor Books
For narrative:
Don't Explain: A Song of Billie Holiday by Alexis de Veaux
For illustration:
Grandmama's Joy illustrated by Carole Byard
Count on Your Fingers African Style illustrated by Jerry Pinkney
1980 Medal Winners
For narrative:
The Young Landlords by Walter Dean Myers
For illustration:
Cornrows illustrated by Carole Byard
Honor Books
For narrative:
Movin' Up by Berry Gordy
Childtimes: A Three-Generation Memoir by Eloise Greenfield and Lessie Jones Little
Andrew Young: Young Man with a Mission by James Haskins
James Van Der Zee: The Picture Takin' Man by James Haskins
Let the Lion Eat Straw by Ellease Southerland
 
1979 Medal Winners
For narrative:
Escape to Freedom: A Play About Young Frederick Douglass by Ossie Davis
For illustration:
Something on My Mind illustrated by Tom Feelings
Honor Books
For narrative:
Benjamin Banneker by Lillie Patterson
I Have a Sister, My Sister Is Deaf by Jeanne W. Peterson
Justice and Her Brothers by Virginia Hamilton
The Skates of Uncle Richard by Carol Fenner
1978 Medal Winners
For narrative:
Africa Dream by Eloise Greenfield
For illustration:
Africa Dream illustrated by Carole Byard
Honor Books
For narrative:
The Days When the Animals Talked: Black American Folktales and How They Came to Be by William J. Faulkner
Marvin and Tige by Frankcina Glass
Mary McLeod Bethune by Eloise Greenfield
Barbara Jordan by James Haskins
Coretta Scott King by Lillie Patterson
Portia: The Life of Portia Washington Pittman, the Daughter of Booker T. Washington by Ruth Ann Stewart
1977 Medal Winners
For narrative:
The Story of Stevie Wonder by James Haskins
1976 Medal Winners
For narrative:
Duey's Tale by Pearl Bailey
1975 Medal Winners
For narrative:
The Legend of Africana by Dorothy Robinson
1974 Medal Winners
For narrative:
Ray Charles by Sharon Bell Mathis
For illustration:
Ray Charles illustrated by George Ford
Note: Prior to 1974, the CSK Award was given to authors only
1973 Medal Winner
For narrative:
I Never Had It Made: The Autobiography of Jackie Robinson as told to Alfred Duckett
1972 Medal Winner
For narrative:
Seventeen Black Artists by Elton C. Fax
1971 Medal Winner
For narrative:
Black Troubador: Langston Hughes by Charlemae Rollins
1970 Medal Winner
For narrative:
Martin Luther King, Jr.: Man of Peace by Lillie Patterson
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