Coretta Scott King Book Awards

The Coretta Scott King Book Awards are designed to commemorate the life and works of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. and honor Mrs. Coretta Scott King for her courage and determination to continue the work for peace.

Outstanding books for young adults and children by African American authors and illustrators are awarded annually.

2019 marks the 50th Anniversary of the Coretta Scott King Book Awards, which means that we have a lot of celebrating to do!

Delaware County Libraries’ Equity, Diversity & Inclusion Committee is celebrating CSK: 50 Years Strong with the American Library Association by highlighting 50 events throughout the year at various Delaware County Libraries. Please join us!

Events in Delaware County Libraries:

1,000 Black Girl Books Challenge​
Yeadon Public Library
Mondays at 5:00pm

Join the Yeadon Public Library in reaching 1,000 Black Girl books read by submitting what you’ve read using their official log.  Visit their 1,000 BGB Book Club every Monday afternoon at 5:00pm.

CSK: 50 Crossword Puzzle
Created by the Radnor Memorial Library

Teen Reading Lounge 
Rachel Kohl Community Library
June 11th at 3:30pm 

Coretta Scott King/John Steptoe Award Winner Monday's Not Coming by Tiffany D. Jackson will be discussed. Snacks will be provided. This program is for teens in grades 6-12. Registration requested-call or come in to the library.

Teen Book Club 
Glenolden Library
June 20 at 7:00pm

March Book 1 by John Lewis will be discussed. The meeting will be held in Glenolden Park. This program is open to high school students. 






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