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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, 1990-2007

2007 Winners and Honors
For Narrative:
: Copper Sun by Sharon Draper--Winner!
Honor Books
: The Road to Paris by Nikki Grimes
For Illustration:
: Moses: When Harriet Tubman Led Her People to Freedom illustrated by Kadir Nelson, written by Carole Boston Weatherford--Winner!
Honor Books
: Jazz illustrated by Christopher Myers, written by Walter Dean Myers
: Poetry for Young People: Langston Hughes illustrated by Benny Andrews
2006 Winners and Honors
For Narrative:
: Day of Tears by Julius Lester--Winner!
Honor Books
: Maritcha by Tonya Bolden
: Dark Sons by Nikki Grimes
: A Wreath for Emmett Till by Marilyn Nelson
For Illustration:
: Ellington Was Not A Street illustrated by Kadir Nelson--Winner!
Honor Books
: Rosa illustrated by Bryan Collier, written by Nikki Giovanni
: Brothers in Hope illustrated by R. Gregory Christie, written by Mary Williams
2005 Winners and Honors
For Narrative:
Remember : The Journey to School Integration (BCCB Blue Ribbon Nonfiction Book Award (Awards)) by Toni Morrison (Hardcover - May 3, 2004) Other Editions: Hardcover--Winner!
Honor Books
The Legend of Buddy Bush by Shelia P. Moses (Hardcover - January 1, 2004)
Who Am I Without Him? : Short Stories About Girls and the Boys in Their Lives by Sharon G. Flake (Hardcover - May 1, 2004)
Fortune's Bones: The Manumission Requiem by Marilyn Nelson, Pamela Espeland (Hardcover - October 14, 2004)
For Illustration:
Ellington Was Not a Street by Ntozake Shange, Kadir Nelson (Illustrator) (Hardcover - January 1, 2004) --Winner!
Honor Books
God Bless the Child by Billie Holiday, Jerry Pinkney (Illustrator) (Hardcover - January 1, 2004)
The People Could Fly: The Picture Book (New York Times Best Illustrated Books (Awards)) by VIRGINIA HAMILTON, LEO DILLON (Illustrator), DIANE DILLON (Illustrator) (Hardcover - November 9, 2004) Other Editions: Hardcover
2004 Winners and Honors
For Narrative:
The First Part Last by Angela Johnson--Winner!
Honor Books
The Battle of Jericho by Sharon Draper
Days of Jubilee: The End of Slavery in the United States by Patricia C. McKissack and Fredrick McKissack
Locomotion by Jacqueline Woodson
For Illustration:
Beautiful Blackbird written and illustrated by Ashley Bryan --Winner!
Honor Books
Almost to Freedom illustrated by Colin Bootman, written by Vaunda Micheaux Nelson
Thunder Rose illustrated by Kadir Nelson, written by Jerdine Nolen

2003 Winners and Honors

For Narrative:
Bronx Masquerade by Nikki Grimes (Books)--Winner!
Honor Books
The Red Rose Box by Brenda Woods (Books)
Talkin' About Bessie: The Story of Aviator Elizabeth Coleman by Nikki Grimes (Books)
For Illustration:
Talkin' About Bessie: The Story of Aviator Elizabeth Coleman illustrated by E.B. Lewis (Books)--Winner!
Honor Books
Rap A Tap Tap: Here's Bojangles-Think of That Leo Dillon (Books) (Illustrator), Diane Dillon (Books) (Author)
Visiting Langston illustrated by Bryan Collier (Books)

2002 Medal Winners

Author Award Winner

The Land (Coretta Scott King Author Award Winner, 2002) by Mildred D. Taylor (School & Library Binding - September 2001) Editions: School & Library Binding | Paperback | Audio Cassette (Unabridged)

Author Honor Books

Money Hungry by Sharon G. Flake (Hardcover - June 2001)

Carver: A Life in Poems by Marilyn Nelson (Hardcover)

Illustrator Award Winner

Goin' Someplace Special (Coretta Scott King Illustrator Award Winner, 2002) by Pat McKissack, illustrated by Jerry Pinkney (School & Library Binding - September 2001)

Illustrator Honor Books

Martin's Big Words: The Life of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. by Doreen Rappaport, illustrated by Bryan Collier (Hardcover - September 2001)

The Coretta Scott King Awards, 1970-2004 (Coretta Scott King Awards Book) by Henrietta M. Smith, American Library Association (Paperback - June 1, 2004)

2001 Medal Winners

For Narrative:

Miracle's Boys by Jacqueline Woodson

For Illustration:

Uptown, written and illustrated by Bryan Collier

Honor Books
For Narrative:
Let It Shine: Stories of Black Women Freedom Fighters by Andrea Davis Pinkney
For Illustration:
Freedom River, illustrated by Bryan Collier
Only Passing Through: The Story of Sojourner Truth, illustrated by Gregory Christie

Virgie Goes to School with Us Boys, illustrated by E.B. Lewis

2000 Medal Winners

For Narrative:

Bud, Not Buddy by Christopher Paul Curtis

For Illustration:

In the Time of the Drums, illustrated by Brian Pinkney

Honor Books
For Narrative:
Black Hands, White Sails: The Story of African-American Whalers by Patricia C. McKissack and Fredrick L. McKissack
Monster by Walter Dean Myers

Francie by Karen English

For Illustration:
My Rows and Piles of Coins, illustrated by E.B. Lewis
Black Cat, written and illustrated by Christopher Myers

1999 Medal Winners

For Narrative:

Heaven by Angela Johnson

For Illustration:
I See the Rhythm illustrated by Michele Wood
Honor Books

For Narrative:

Jazmin's Notebook by Nikki Grimes
Breaking Ground, Breaking Silence: The Story of New York's African Burial Ground by Joyce Hansen and Gary McGowan

The Other Side: Shorter Poems by Angela Johnson

For Illustration:

I Have Heard of a Land illustrated by Floyd Cooper Thomas
The Bat Boy and His Violin illustrated by E.B. Lewis

Duke Ellington: The Piano Prince and His Orchestra illustrated by Brian Pinkney

1998 Medal Winners

For Narrative:

Forged by Fire by Sharon M. Draper

For Illustration:

In Daddy's Arms I Am Tall: African Americans Celebrating Fathers by Javaka Steptoe

Honor Books

For Narrative:

Bayard Rustin: Behind the Scenes of the Civil Rights Movement by James Haskins
I Thought My Soul Would Rise and Fly: The Diary of Patsy, a Freed Girl by Joyce Hansen

For Illustration:

Ashley Bryan's ABC of African American Poetry by Ashley Bryan

Harlem illustrated by Christopher Myers

The Hunterman and the Crocodile: A West African Folktale by Baba Wagué Diakité

1997 Medal Winners

For Narrative:

Slam! by Walter Dean Myers

For Illustration:

Minty:A Story of Young Harriet Tubman illustrated by Jerry Pinkney

Honor Books
For Narrative:

Rebels Against Slavery: American Slave Revolts by Patricia C. McKissack and Fredrick L. McKissack

For Illustration:
The Palm of My Heart: Poetry by African American Children illustrated by Gregory Christie
Running the Road to ABC illustrated by Reynold Ruffins

Neeny Coming, Neeny Going illustrated by Synthia Saint James

1996 Medal Winners

For Narrative:

Her Stories: African American Folktales, Fairy Tales, and True Tales by Virginia Hamilton

For Illustration:

The Middle Passage: White Ships Black Cargo by Tom Feelings

Honor Books

For Narrative:

The Watsons Go to Birmingham--1963 by Christopher Paul Curtis
Like Sisters on the Homefront by Rita Williams-Garcia

From the Notebooks of Melanin Sun by Jacqueline Woodson

For Illustration:
Her Stories: African American Folktales, Fairy Tales, and True Tales illustrated by Leo Dillon and Diane Dillon

The Faithful Friend illustrated by Brian Pinkney

1995 Medal Winners

For Narrative:

Christmas in the Big House, Christmas in the Quarters by Patricia C. McKissack and Fredrick L. McKissack

For Illustration:

The Creation illustrated by James E. Ransome

Honor Books
For Narrative:
The Captive by Joyce Hansen
I Hadn't Meant to Tell You This by Jacqueline Woodson

Black Diamond: The Story of the Negro Baseball Leagues by Patricia C. McKissack and Fredrick L. McKissack

For Illustration:

The Singing Man illustrated by Terea Shaffer

Meet Danitra Brown illustrated by Floyd Cooper

1994 Medal Winners

For Narrative:

Toning the Sweep by Angela Johnson

For Illustration:

Soul Looks Back in Wonder illustrated by Tom Feelings

Honor Books
For Narrative:
Brown Honey in Broomwheat Tea by Joyce Carol Thomas

Malcolm X: By Any Means Necessary by Walter Dean Myers

For Illustration:

Brown Honey in Broomwheat Tea illustrated by Floyd Cooper

Uncle Jed's Barbershop illustrated by James Ransome

1993 Medal Winners

For Narrative:

The Dark-Thirty: Southern Tales of the Supernatural by Patricia C. McKissack

For Illustration:

The Origin of Life on Earth: An African Creation Myth illustrated by Kathleen Atkins Wilson

Honor Books

For Narrative:

Mississippi Challenge by Mildred Pitts Walter
Sojourner Truth: Ain't I a Woman? by Patricia C. McKissack and Fredrick L. McKissack

Somewhere in the Darkness by Walter Dean Myers

For Illustration:
Little Eight John illustrated by Wil Clay
Sukey and the Mermaid illustrated by Brian Pinkney

Working Cotton illustrated by Carole Byard

1992 Medal Winners

For Narrative:

Now Is Your Time: The African-American Struggle For Freedom by Walter Dean Myers

For Illustration:

Tar Beach by Faith Ringgold

Honor Books

For Narrative:

Night on Neighborhood Street by Eloise Greenfield

For Illustration:

All Night, All Day - A Child's First Book of African-American Spirituals by Ashley Bryan

Night on Neighborhood Street illustrated by Jan Spivey Gilchrist

1991 Medal Winners

For Narrative:

The Road to Memphis by Mildred D. Taylor

For Illustration:

Aida illustrated by Leo Dillon and Diane Dillon

Honor Books

For Narrative:

Black Dance in America by James Haskins

When I Am Old with You by Angela Johnson

1990 Medal Winners

For Narrative:

A Long Hard Journey: The Story of the Pullman Porter by Patricia C. McKissack and Fredrick L. McKissack

For Illustration:

Nathaniel Talking illustrated by Jan Spivey Gilchrist

Honor Books

For Narrative:

Nathaniel Talking by Eloise Greenfield
The Bells of Christmas by Virginia Hamilton

Martin Luther King, Jr., and the Freedom Movement by Lillie Patterson

For Illustration:

The Talking Eggs illustrated by Jerry Pinkney

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