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The University of Tampa Macdonald-Kelce Library

Children's and Young Adult Literature

Children's and young adult literature collected at the Macdonald-Kelce Library at UT.

Coretta Scott King Book Awards

The Coretta Scott King Book Awards are given annually to outstanding African American authors and illustrators of books for children and young adults that demonstrate an appreciation of African American culture and universal human values. The award commemorates the life and work of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., and honors his wife, Mrs. Coretta Scott King, for her courage and determination to continue the work for peace and world brotherhood.  

The award started in 1970 with an Author medal and honor books. In 1974, an illustrator medal and honor books were added.

A list of Coretta Scott King award and honor books.

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