The is an annual book award 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 award recognizes outstanding books that reflect their biographical, social, and historical treatments by African American authors and illustrators. These award winning books can be found in the .
The Caldecott Medal was named in honor of 19th century English illustrator Randolph Caldecott. It is awarded to the artist of the most distinguished American picture book for children. The award winning books can be found in the Brimmer Collection.