Coretta Scott King Author Award 2018

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.

Award Web Site: Coretta Scott King Book Awards

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Author: Renee Watson
2018 Coretta Scott King Author Award - Winner
Tired of being singled out at her mostly-white private school as someone who needs support, high school junior Jade would rather participate in the school's amazing Study Abroad program than join Women to Women, a mentorship program for at-risk girls.
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Author: Derrick Barnes
2018 Coretta Scott King Author Award - Honor

Celebrates the magnificent feeling that comes from walking out of a barber shop with newly-cuthair.

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Author: Jason Reynolds
2018 Coretta Scott King Author Award - Honor

As Will, fifteen, sets out to avenge his brother Shawn's fatal shooting, seven ghosts who knew Shawn board the elevator and reveal truths Will needs to know.

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Author: Angie Thomas
2018 Coretta Scott King Author Award - Honor

After witnessing her friend's death at the hands of a police officer, Starr Carter's life is complicated when the police and a local drug lord try to intimidate her in an effort to learn what happened the night Kahlil died.