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Finding Children's Award Winning Books
The most common children's book awards given yearly are the Caldecott Award, the Newbery Award, and the Orbis Pictus Award.
Rita Williams-Garcia, author of Gone Crazy in Alabama
2016 CSK Illustrator Award:
Bryan Collier, illustrator of Trombone Shorty
For a complete list of award and honor winners click here.
Coretta Scott King Medal
The Coretta Scott King Award is given to African American authors and illustrators for outstanding inspirational and educational contributions to children's and young adult literature.
In 1969, two school librarians were discussing their love for children's literature at an ALA meeting in New Jersey. As they waited at a booth for posters of the late Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., they lamented the lack of awards for African American writers and illsutrators. John Carroll, a publisher at the booth asked them why they didn't start an award that would distinguish and honor African American writers and illustrators. From that discussion came the Coretta Scott King Award.