The Coretta Scott King Book Awards were designed to commemorate the life and works of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. and to honor Mrs. Coretta Scott King for her courage and determination to continue the work for peace. The Coretta Scott King Book Awards recognize outstanding books for young adults and children by African American authors and illustrators that reflect the African American experience.
Bad News for Outlaws: the Remarkable Life of Bass Reeves, Deputy U. S. Marshal written by Vaunda Micheaus Nelson is the winner of the 2010 King Author Book Award. One King Author Honor Book was selected: Mare's War by tanita s. davis.
My People illustrated by Charles R. Smith Jr. is the winner of the 2010 King Illustrator Book Award. The book was written by Langston Hughes. One King Illustrator Honor Book Award was selected: The Negro Speaks of Rivers illustrated by E. B. Lewis.
List of Winners of All Children's Book Awards announced by the American Library Association on January 18, 2010.