The Coretta Scott King Book Awards: 40 Years of Excellence

Each of the winners from the past 40 years of the Coretta Scott King Book Awards tells us about the role African Americans played in publishing. With their selections, the awards committee attempted to fulfill an ambitious founding mission: to provide recognition for African-American authors (and later illustrators) of exceptional books for children and teen readers. Take a look at four decades of excellence in the literary world.

By: Saaret E. Yoseph
Posted: May 22 2009 3:09 PM