Coretta Scott King Illustrator Award 2020

Recognizing an African American Illustrator of outstanding books for children

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: Kwame Alexander
2020 Coretta Scott King Illustrator Award - Winner

The Newbery Award-winning author of The Crossover pens an ode to black American triumph and tribulation, with art from a two-time Caldecott Honoree.

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Author: Ashley Bryan
2020 Coretta Scott King Illustrator Award - Honor

From celebrated author and illustrator Ashley Bryan comes a deeply moving picture book memoir about serving in the segregated army during World War II, and how love and the pursuit of art sustained him.

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Author: Lupita Nyong'o
2020 Coretta Scott King Illustrator Award - Honor

When five-year-old Sulwe's classmates make fun of her dark skin, she tries lightening herself to no avail, but her encounter with a shooting star helps her understand there is beauty in every shade.

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Author: James Ransome
2020 Coretta Scott King Illustrator Award - Honor

Experience the hopeful and fearful emotions of a young slave girl and her family. Her brother and friends escaped the plantation. The friends were caught, her brother Ben didn't return. Did he make it to freedom?