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ALA Book Awards (2022): Coretta Scott King Book Awards

About the Award

This award is 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 is administered by a committee of the Ethnic and Multicultural Interest Exchange Round Table (EMIERT).

2022 Winner

Unspeakable: The Tulsa Race Massacre,  published by Carlrhoda Books, an imprint of Lerner Publishing Group Inc., provides aBook Cover: Unspeakable: The Tulsa Race Massacre powerful look at the 1921 Tulsa race massacre, one of the worst incidents of racial violence in our nation's history. 

Unspeakable won for both author and illustrator.


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