Coretta Scott King Author Award 2016

Kids and/or Teens

Recognizing an African American author of outstanding books for children and young adults

Given to African American authors and illustrator for outstanding inspirational and educational contributions, the Coretta Scott King Book Award titles promote understanding and appreciation of the culture of all peoples and their contribution to the realization of the American dream of a pluralistic society.

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Author: Rita Williams-Garcia
2016 Coretta Scott King Author Award - Winner
Newbery Honor winner and New York Times bestselling author Rita Williams-Garcia tells the story of the Gaither sisters, who are about to learn what it's like to be fish out of water as they travel from the streets of Brooklyn to the rural South for the summer of a lifetime.
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Author: Jason Reynolds
2016 Coretta Scott King Author Award - Honor
When sixteen-year-old Rashad is mistakenly accused of stealing, classmate Quinn witnesses his brutal beating at the hands of a police officer who happens to be the older brother of his best friend. Told through Rashad and Quinn's alternating viewpoints.
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Author: Jason Reynolds
2016 Coretta Scott King Author Award - Honor
Soon after his mother's death, Matt takes a job at a funeral home in his tough Brooklyn neighborhood and, while attending and assisting with funerals, begins to accept her death and his responsibilities as a man.
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Author: Ilyasah Shabazz
2016 Coretta Scott King Author Award - Honor
Co-written by Malcolm X's third daughter, this vivid, fictionalized account of the activist's early life draws on stories from his family and childhood friends and neighbors.