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.
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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.
4 Award Winning and Honored Books for 1996
Secondary Level Winner
A Fence Away From Freedom
by Ellen S. Levine
Publication Date: Oct 17, 1995
List Price: $18.99
Format: Hardcover, 260 pages
Target Age Group: Middle Grade
Imprint: Putnam Juvenile
Publisher: Penguin Random House
Parent Company: Bertelsmann
A series of interviews with Japanese Americans, who were placed in internment camps during World War II merely because they had Japanese ancestry, reveals how they lost businesses, homes, and personal possessions.
Red-Tail Angels: The Story Of The Tuskegee Airmen Of World War Ii
by Patricia C. McKissack and Fredrick McKissack
Publication Date: Jan 01, 1996
List Price: $21.95
Format: Hardcover, 144 pages
Target Age Group: Middle Grade
Imprint: Walker Childrens
Publisher: Walker and Co
Parent Company: Walker and Co
A history of African American pilots with a focus on World War II.
Konnichiwa! I Am a Japanese-American Girl
by Tricia Brown
Publication Date: Apr 01, 1995
List Price: $15.95
Target Age Group: Early Reader
Imprint: Henry Holt & Company (BYR)
Publisher: Macmillan Publishers
Parent Company: Holtzbrinck Publishing Group
Presents the activities of Lauren Kamiya and her family as they prepare for and participate in the Cherry Blossom Festival in San Francisco, an event that combines elements of both Japanese and American cultures. By the author of Chinese New Year.
Songs from the Loom: A Navajo Girl Learns to Weave (We Are Still Here)
by Monty Roessel
Publication Date: Sep 01, 1995
List Price: $8.95
Format: Paperback, 48 pages
Target Age Group: Picture Book
Imprint: Lerner Publishing Group
Publisher: Lerner Publishing Group
Parent Company: Lerner Publishing Group
In this unique series, Native American authors examine their cultural traditions, from Navajo rug weaving in the Southwest to wild rice gathering in northern Minnesota. Each book describes these customs as they are seen through the eyes of the participants and discusses how Native American people maintain their cultural identities in contemporary society.