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Coretta Scott King - Virginia Hamilton Award for Lifetime Achievement

The Coretta Scott King - Virginia Hamilton Award for LIfetime Achievement was created in 2010 and pays tribute to the quality and magnitude of beloved children's author, Virginia Hamilton. The award recognizes outstanding African-American authors, illustrators or author/illustrators and practitioners for lasting and significant contributions to youth or young adult literature.

  2011
Dr. Henrietta Mays Smith
2010
Walter Dean Myers. Monster and others
While on trial as an accomplice to a murder, sixteen-year-old Steve Harmon records his experiences in prison and in the courtroom in the form of a film script as he tries to come to terms with the course his life has taken.