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Award Winning and Notable Children's Books PreK - 8

Award books for early books thru mid grade

About the NCSS and Carter G Woodson Book Awards

The Carter G. Woodson Book Award was established in 1974 by the National Council for the Social Studies for the most distinguished social science books appropriate for young readers that depict ethnicity in the United States. The purpose of this award is to encourage the writing, publishing, and dissemination of outstanding social science books for young readers that treat topics related to ethnic minorities and relations sensitively and accurately.
Each year, three books, one elementary (K-6), one middle (5-8) and one secondary (7-12), will receive the Carter G. Woodson Book Award and three outstanding runner-up books will be designated as Carter G. Woodson Honor Books. Award winning books and honor books are publicized as the recipients of this distinguished NCSS recognition.  

Carter G. Woodson Elementary Level Book Award 2021-2020

Carter G. Woodson Elementary Level Honorees 2021-2020

Carter G. Woodson Middle/Secondary Level Book Award 2021-2020

Carter G. Woodson Middle/Secondary Level Honorees 2021-2020

Carter G. Woodson Elementary Level Book Award 2019-2010

Carter G. Woodson Elementary Level Honorees 2019-2010

No Elementary Honoree book for 2015.

No Elementary Level Honoree for 2014.

Carter G. Woodson Middle Level Book Award 2019-2010

No Middle Level Book Award for 2017.

No Middle Level Book Award for 2016.

No Middle Level Book Award for 2011.

Carter G. Woodson Middle Level Honorees 2019-2010

No Middle Level Honorees for 2017.

No Middle Level Honorees for 2016.

No Middle Level Honoree for 2014.

No Middle Level Honoree for 2013.

No Middle Level Honorees for 2011.

Carter G. Woodson Secondary Level Book Award 2019-2010

No Secondary Level Book Award for 2014.

Carter G. Woodson Secondary Level Honorees 2019-2010

No Secondary Level Honoree for 2014.

No Secondary Level Honoree for 2013.

No Second Level Honorees for 2012.

Carter G. Woodson Elementary Level Book Award 2009-2001

Carter G. Woodson Elementary Level Honorees 2009-2001

Carter G. Woodson Middle Level Book Award 2009-2001

Carter G. Woodson Middle Level Honorees 2009-2001

Carter G. Woodson Secondary Level Book Award 2009-2001

Carter G. Woodson Secondary Level Honorees 2009-2001