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.


2 Award Winning and Honored Books for 1986


Award Winner

Dark Harvest: Migrant Farmworkers in America
by Brent K. Ashabranner

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    List Price: $21.50
    Format: Hardcover, 150 pages
    Classification: Nonfiction
    Target Age Group: Middle Grade
    ISBN13: 9780208023919
    Imprint: Linnet Books
    Publisher: Linnet Books
    Parent Company: Linnet Books
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    Outstanding Merit

    Racial Prejudice (Issues in American History)
    by Elaine Pascoe

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      List Price: $12.90
      Format: Hardcover, 118 pages
      Classification: Nonfiction
      Target Age Group: Middle Grade
      ISBN13: 9780531100578
      Imprint: Franklin Watts
      Publisher: Hachette Book Group
      Parent Company: Hachette Livre
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      Discusses the causes and history of prejudice against minority groups in the United States, reviewing the damaging effects of prejudice and suggesting ways to eliminate it.