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Coretta Scott King - Virginia Hamilton Award for Lifetime Achievement

 

The Coretta Scott King - Virginia Hamilton Award for Lifetime Achievement was established in 2010 and recognizes outstanding African-American authors, illustrators or author/illustrators and practitioners for lasting and significant contributions to youth or young adult literature. In even-numbered years, the award will be given to authors, illustrators or author/illustrators; in odd-number years, practiitoners will be recognized. Practitioner will be honored for substantial  contributions through active engagement with youth using award-winning African American literature for children and/or young adults, via implementation of reading and reading related activities/programs.

Year

Coretta Scott King - Virginia Hamilton Award for Lifetime Achievement

2012

Ashley Bryan

2011

Dr. Henrietta Mays Smith

2010

Author Award: Walter Dean Myers

 

 

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