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EARL: Early Childhood Education

This guide is intended for use by students in the ECE program. It includes information for finding children's picture books in the Library collection. Original as published 12/2019

About the Coretta Scott King Awards

The Coretta Scott King Book Awards are given annually to the most distinguished African American authors and illustrators of children's and young adult literature. The award honors the lives and work of Mrs. King and her husband, Doctor Martin Luther King, Jr.

Learn more about the Coretta Scott King Book Awards.

Recent Coretta Scott King Award Winners

Nelson Mandela

Coretta Scott King Honor (illustrator), 2014. This book presents a biography of the former South African president, best known for his political activism and fight to end apartheid. DT1974.N43 2013 EASY (Bethlehem only).

Knock Knock

Coretta Scott King Award (illustrator), 2014. A boy wakes up one morning to find his father gone. At first, he feels lost. But his father has left him a letter filled with advice to guide him through the times when he cannot be there. PZ7.B3805 KN 2013 (Bethlehem & Monroe).

Dave the Potter

Caldecott Honor, 2011. Chronicles the life of Dave, a 19th-century slave who went on to become an influential poet, artist, and potter. NK4210.D24 H55 2010 EASY (Bethlehem & Monroe).

The Negro Speaks of Rivers

Coretta Scott King Honor (illustrator), 2010. The famous poem, taken from 'The Collected Poems of Langston Hughes,' is accompanied by watercolor illustrations. PS3515.U274 N34 2009 EASY (Bethlehem only).

The Blacker the Berry

Coretta Scott King Honor (author), 2009. Coretta Scott King Award (illustrator), 2009. Black is dazzling and distinctive, like toasted wheat berry bread; snowberries in the fall; rich, red cranberries; and the bronzed last leaves of summer. In this lyrical and luminous collection, Coretta Scott King honorees Joyce Carol Thomas and Floyd Cooper celebrate these many shades of black beautifully. PS3570.H565 B53 2008 EASY (Bethlehem only).

The Secret Olivia Told Me

Coretta Scott King Book Award, 2008. "Olivia shares a secret with her best friend, who then lets it slip to someone else, and soon everyone knows about Olivia's secret"--Publisher's description. PZ8.3.J28 SE 2007 EASY (Bethlehem only).

Classic Coretta Scott King Book Awards & Honors