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.

the lion and the mouse

2016
Jerry Pinkney. The Lion & the Mouse and more.

In this wordless retelling of an Aesop fable set in the African Serengeti, an adventuresome mouse proves that even small creatures are capable of great deeds when she rescues the King of the Jungle.

  2015
Deborah D. Taylor
  2014
Patricia and Frederick McKissack, children's authors
  2013
Demetria Tucker, Family and youth services librarian for the Pearl Bailey Library, a branch of the Newport News (Va.) Public Library System
  2012
Ashley Bryan, storyteller, artist, author, poet, and musician
  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.