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1995 - 2011 Winners Only

1970 - 1979

1980 - 1984 1985 - 1989 1990 - 1994
1995 - 1999 2000 - 2001 2002 - 2003 2004 - 2005
2006 - 2007 2008 - 2009 2010 - 2011  

The Coretta Scott King Award is presented annually by the Coretta Scott King Task Force of the American library Association's Ethnic Multicultural Information Exchange Round Table ( EMIERT). Recipients are authors and illustrators of African descent whose distinguished books promote an understanding and appreciation of the "American Dream."

The Award commemorates the life and work of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., and honors his widow, Coretta Scott King, for her courage and determination in continuing the work for peace and world brotherhood. Winners of the Coretta Scott King Award receive a framed citation, an honorarium, and a set of Encyclopedia Britannica or World Book Encyclopedias.  Coretta Scott King Award books are chosen by a seven-member national award jury.