Carter G. Woodson Award Winning Books


As of 2001 awards and honors are given in the following categories, Elementary (K-6), Middle (5-8), and Secondary (7-12) grade level books.

Carter Woodson Award Seal Carter G. Woodson Seal

The National Council for the Social Studies (NCSS) established the Carter G. Woodson Book Awards for the most distinguished books appropriate for young readers that depict ethnicity in the United States. First presented in 1974, this award is intended to “encourage the writing, publishing, and dissemination of outstanding social studies books for young readers that treat topics related to ethnic minorities and race relations sensitively and accurately.” Books relating to ethnic minorities and the authors of such books rarely receive the recognition they merit from professional organizations. By sponsoring the Carter G. Woodson Awards, NCSS gives wide recognition to and encourages these authors and publishers. Here is a printable list of all the award winning books. Learn more at NCSS’s website.

Also check out our list of Top 100+ Recommended African-American Children’s Books, some are also CSK Award winning titles.


One Award Winning Book for 1978

Award Winner

Daniel Inouye (Crowell Biographies)
by Jane Goodsell and Haru Wells

Publication Date:
List Price: $12.89
Format: Hardcover, 32 pages
Classification: Children’s
ISBN13: 9780690013580
Imprint: HarperCollins
Publisher: HarperCollins
Parent Company: News Corporation
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Read a Description of Daniel Inouye (Crowell Biographies)


Book Description: 
A biography of the first Congressman from the state of Hawaii who was also the first American of Japanese descent to serve in the Congress of the United States.



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