All 212 Carter G. Woodson Award Winning and Honored Books for Since 1970

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    2021 yBlack Heroes of the Wild West by James Otis Smith (Toon Graphics)
    2021 yDream Builder: The Story of Architect Philip Freelon by Kelly Starling Lyons (Lee & Low Books)
    2021 yLifting as We Climb: Black Women’s Battle for the Ballot Box by Evette Dionne (Viking Books for Young Readers)
    2021 yThe Power of Her Pen: The Story of Groundbreaking Journalist Ethel L. Payne by Lesa Cline-Ransome (Paula Wiseman Books)
    2020 yCarter Reads the Newspaper by Deborah Hopkinson (Peachtree Publishers)
    2020 yThe Undefeated by Kwame Alexander (Versify)
    2020 yThis Promise of Change: One Girl’s Story in the Fight for School Equality by Jo Ann Allen Boyce and Debbie Levy (Bloomsbury Publishing)
    2020 yTodos Iguales / All Equal: Un Corrido de Lemon Grove / A Ballad of Lemon Grove by Christy Hale (Children’s Book Press)
    2019 yA Few Red Drops: The Chicago Race Riot of 1919 by Claire Hartfield (Clarion Books)
    2019 yAmerica Border Culture Dreamer: The Young Immigrant Experience from A to Z by Wendy Ewald (Little, Brown Books for Young Readers)
    2019 yAttucks!: Oscar Robertson and the Basketball Team That Awakened a City by Phillip Hoose (Farrar, Straus and Giroux Books for Younger Readers)
    2019 yMidnight Teacher: Lilly Ann Granderson and Her Secret School by Janet Halfmann (Lee & Low Books)
    2019 ySo Tall Within: Sojourner Truth’s Long Walk Toward Freedom by Gary D. Schmidt (Roaring Brook Press)
    2019 yThe Vast Wonder of the World: Biologist Ernest Everett Just by Mélina Mangal (Millbrook Press)
    2018 yFred Korematsu Speaks Up by Laura Atkins and Stan Yogi (Heyday)
    2018 yMartin’s Dream Day by Kitty Kelley (Atheneum Books for Young Readers)
    2018 yNow or Never!: Fifty-Fourth Massachusetts Infantry’s War to End Slavery by Ray Anthony Shepard (Calkins Creek)
    2018 ySchomburg: The Man Who Built a Library by Carole Boston Weatherford (Candlewick Press)
    2018 yThe Youngest Marcher: The Story of Audrey Faye Hendricks, a Young Civil Rights Activist by Cynthia Levinson (Atheneum Books for Young Readers)
    2018 yTwelve Days in May: Freedom Ride 1961 by Larry Dane Brimner (Calkins Creek)
    2017 yAnswering the Cry for Freedom: Stories of African Americans and the American Revolution by Gretchen Woelfle (Little, Brown Books for Young Readers)
    2017 yMarch (Trilogy Slipcase Set) by John Lewis and Andrew Aydin (Top Shelf Productions)
    2017 yStep Right Up: How Doc and Jim Key Taught the World about Kindness by Donna Janell Bowman (Lee & Low Books)
    2017 yThe First Step: How One Girl Put Segregation on Trial by Susan E. Goodman (Bloomsbury USA Childrens)
    2017 yThis Land Is Our Land: A History of American Immigration by Linda Barrett Osborne (Abrams Books for Young Readers)
    2016 yPoet: The Remarkable Story of George Moses Horton by Don Tate (Peachtree Publishers)
    2016 ySeeds of Freedom: The Peaceful Integration of Huntsville, Alabama by Hester Bass (Candlewick Press)
    2016 ySitting Bull: Lakota Warrior and Defender of His People by S.D. Nelson (Harry N. Abrams)
    2016 yThe Amazing Age of John Roy Lynch by Chris Barton (Eerdmans Books for Young Readers)
    2015 yFreedom Summer: The 1964 Struggle for Civil Rights in Mississippi by Susan Goldman Rubin (Holiday House)
    2015 ySearching For Sarah Rector: The Richest Black Girl In America by Tonya Bolden (Abrams Books)
    2015 yThe Port Chicago 50: Disaster, Mutiny, and the Fight for Civil Rights by Steve Sheinkin (Roaring Brook Press)
    2014 yEmancipation Proclamation: Lincoln And The Dawn Of Liberty by Tonya Bolden (Abrams Books)
    2014 yHey, Charleston!: The True Story of the Jenkins Orphanage Band by Anne F. Rockwell (Carolrhoda Books)
    2013 yFifty Cents And A Dream: Young Booker T. Washington by Jabari Asim (Little, Brown Books for Young Readers)
    2013 yHarlem’s Little Blackbird by Renée Watson (Random House Books for Young Readers)
    2013 yStolen into Slavery: The True Story of Solomon Northup, Free Black Man by Judith Bloom Fradin and Dennis Brindell Fradin (National Geographic Children’s Books)
    2012 yA Nation’s Hope: the Story of Boxing Legend Joe Louis by Matt De La Peña (Dial Books for Young Readers)
    2012 yMusic Was IT: Young Leonard Bernstein (Junior Library Guild Selection) by Susan Goldman Rubin (Charlesbridge)
    2012 yRed Bird Sings: The Story of Zitkala-Sa, Native American Author, Musician, and Activist by Q. L. Pearce and Gina Capaldi (Millbrook Press)
    2011 yAn Unspeakable Crime: The Prosecution and Persecution of Leo Frank by Elaine Marie Alphin (Carolrhoda Books)
    2011 yDave The Potter: Artist, Poet, Slave by Laban Carrick Hill (Little, Brown Books for Young Readers)
    2011 ySimeon’s Story: An Eyewitness Account Of The Kidnapping Of Emmett Till by Simeon Wright and Herb Boyd (Chicago Review Press)
    2011 ySit-In: How Four Friends Stood Up By Sitting Down by Andrea Davis Pinkney (Little, Brown Books for Young Readers)
    2010 yAng Lee (Asian Americans of Achievement) by Clifford W. Mills (Chelsea House Publications)
    2010 yBad News For Outlaws: The Remarkable Life Of Bass Reeves, Deputy U. S. Marshal by Vaunda Micheaux Nelson (Carolrhoda Books)
    2010 yClaudette Colvin: Twice Toward Justice by Phillip Hoose (Farrar, Straus and Giroux)
    2010 yDenied, Detained, Deported: Stories from the Dark Side of American Immigration by Ann Bausum (National Geographic Children’s Books)
    2010 yShining Star: The Anna May Wong Story by Paula Yoo (Lee & Low Books)
    2009 yBooker T. Washington and Education by John F. Wukovits (Lucent Books)
    2009 yLincoln and Douglass: An American Friendship by Nikki Giovanni (Henry Holt & Company (BYR))
    2009 yReaching Out by Francisco Jiménez (HMH Books for Young Readers)
    2009 yThe Rise of Jim Crow (Drama of African-American History) by James Haskins (Cavendish Square Publishing)
    2009 yWhen the Children Marched: The Birmingham Civil Rights Movement (Prime) by Robert H. Mayer (Enslow Publishing)
    2008 yBlack and White Airmen: Their True History by John Fleischman (HMH Books for Young Readers)
    2008 yDon’t Throw Away Your Stick Till You Cross the River: The Journey of an Ordinary Man by Vincent Collin Beach and Anni Beach (Five Star Publications, Inc)
    2008 yLouis Sockalexis: Native American Baseball Pioneer by Bill Wise (Lee & Low Books)
    2008 ySophisticated Ladies: the Great Women of Jazz by Leslie Gourse (Dutton Juvenile)
    2008 ySurfer of the Century: The Life of Duke Kahanamoku by Ellie Crowe (Lee & Low Books)
    2008 yUnited States V. Amistad: Slave Ship Mutiny (Supreme Court Milestones) by Susan Dudley Gold (Cavendish Square Publishing)
    2007 yGordon Parks: No Excuses by Ann Parr (Pelican Publishing)
    2007 yGrowing Season: The Life of a Migrant Community by David Hassler (Kent State University Press)
    2007 yJohn Lewis in the Lead: A Story of the Civil Rights Movement by Kathleen Benson (Lee & Low Books)
    2007 yUp Before Daybreak: Cotton And People In America by Deborah Hopkinson (Scholastic Inc)
    2006 yCesar Chavez: A Voice for Farmworkers (Latino Biography Library) by Barbara C. Cruz (Enslow Publishing)
    2006 yLet Them Play (True Story) by Margot Theis Raven and Chris Ellison (Sleeping Bear Press)
    2006 yNo Easy Answers: Bayard Rustin And The Civil Rights Movement by Calvin Craig Miller (Morgan Reynolds Publishing)
    2006 yRoberto Clemente: Pride of the Pittsburgh Pirates by Jonah Winter (Atheneum Books for Young Readers)
    2006 yUh Huh!: The Story Of Ray Charles (Modern Music Masters) by John Duggle (Morgan Reynolds Publishing)
    2005 yAlec’s Primer (Vermont Folklife Center Children’s Book Series) by Mildred Pitts Walter (Vermont Folklife Center)
    2005 yJim Thorpe’s Bright Path by Joseph Bruchac (Lee & Low Books)
    2005 yThe Civil Rights Act of 1964 (At Issue in History) by Robert H. Mayer (Greenhaven Publishing)
    2005 yThe Power of One: Daisy Bates and the Little Rock Nine (Golden Kite Honors) by Dennis Brindell Fradin and Judith Bloom Fradin (Clarion Books)
    2004 yGwendolyn Brooks: Poet from Chicago (World Writers) by Martha E. Rhynes (Morgan Reynolds Publishing)
    2004 yHarvesting Hope: The Story of Cesar Chavez by Kathleen Krull (HMH Books for Young Readers)
    2004 yHistory Firsthand - Early Black Reformers (History Firsthand Series) by James Tackach (Greenhaven Publishing)
    2004 yIn America’s Shadow by Kimberly Komatsu, Kaleigh Komatsu, and Mitchell T. Maki (Thomas George Books)
    2004 ySacagawea by Liselotte Erdrich and Julie Buffalohead (Carolrhoda Books)
    2003 yA Strong Right Arm: The Story of Mamie “Peanut” Johnson by Michelle Y Green (Perfection Learning)
    2003 yCesar Chavez: The Struggle for Justice / Cesar Chavez: La lucha por la justicia by Richard Griswold del Castillo (Piñata Books)
    2003 yRemembering Manzanar: Life in a Japanese Relocation Camp by Michael L. Cooper (Clarion Books)
    2003 yThe Daring Escape of Ellen Craft (On My Own History) by Cathy Moore (Carolrhoda Books)
    2002 yChildren of the Civil Rights Era by Catherine A. Welch (Carolrhoda Books)
    2002 yComing Home: A True Story of Josh Gibson, Baseball’s Greatest Home Run Hitter by Nanette Mellage, Cornelius Van Wright, and Ying-Hwa Hu (Troll Communications)
    2002 yElla Fitzgerald: First Lady of Song by Katherine E Krohn (Twenty-First Century Books)
    2002 yMatthew Henson: Co-Discoverer of the North Pole (African-American Biographies (Raintree Paperback)) by Laura Baskes Litwin and Luara Baskes Litwin (Enslow Publishing)
    2002 yMultiethnic Teens and Cultural Identity (Hot Issues) by Barbara C. Cruz (Enslow Publishing)
    2002 yPrince Estabrook, Slave and Soldier by Alice Hinkle (Pleasant Mountain Press)
    2001 yCarter G. Woodson: The Man Who Put “Black” in American History by James Haskins (Millbrook Press)
    2001 yChildren of the Relocation Camps (Picture the American Past) by Catherine A. Welch (Carolrhoda Books)
    2001 yIssues in Racism by Mary E. Williams (Lucent Books)
    2001 yLet It Shine: Stories of Black Women Freedom Fighters by Andrea Davis Pinkney (Gulliver Books)
    2001 ySitting Bull and His World by Albert Marrin (Dutton Juvenile)
    2001 yThe Sound That Jazz Makes by Carole Boston Weatherford (Walker Childrens)
    2000 yBlack Hands, White Sails: The Story of African-American Whalers by Patricia C. McKissack and Fredrick McKissack (Scholastic Press)
    2000 yChildren of the Tlingit (World’s Children) by Frank J. Staub (Carolrhoda Books)
    2000 yMagic Windows/Ventanas mágicas (English and Spanish Edition) by Carmen Lomas Garza (Children’s Book Press)
    2000 yPrincess Ka’iulani: Hope of a Nation, Heart of a People (Women of Spirit) by Sharon Linnea (Eerdmans Books for Young Readers)
    2000 yThe Rise and Fall of Jim Crow by Richard Wormser (St. Martin’s Press)
    2000 yThrough My Eyes by Ruby Bridges (Scholastic Press)
    1999 yCelebrating Chinese New Year by Diane Hoyt-Goldsmith (Holiday House)
    1999 yEdmonia Lewis: Wildfire in Marble by Rinna Evelyn Wolfe (Silver Burdett Pr)
    1999 yLife in a Japanese American Internment Camp (Way People Live) by Diane Yancey (Lucent Books)
    1999 yStory Painter: The Life of Jacob Lawrence by John Duggleby (Chronicle Books)
    1999 yThe Riches of Oseola McCarty by Evelyn Coleman (Albert Whitman & Company)
    1999 yWomen of Hope: African-Americans Who Made a Difference by Joyce Hansen (Scholastic Inc)
    1998 yBuffalo Days by Diane Hoyt-Goldsmith (Holiday House)
    1998 yI Am Rosa Parks (Penguin Young Readers, Level 4) by Rosa Parks and Jim Haskins (Penguin Young Readers Group)
    1998 yLangston Hughes by Milton Meltzer (Millbrook Press)
    1998 yLeon’s Story by Leon Walter Tillage (Square Fish)
    1998 ySlavery Time When I Was Chillun by Belinda Hurmence (G.P. Putnam’s Sons Books for Young Readers)
    1998 yThe Flight of Red Bird: The Life of Zitkala-Sa by Doreen Rappaport (Dial)
    1997 yBlack Stars of the Harlem Renaissance by James Haskins, Eleanora E. Tate, Clinton Cox, and Brenda Wilkinson (Wiley)
    1997 yCelebrating Hanukkah by Diane Hoyt-Goldsmith (Holiday House)
    1997 yMaya Angelou: More Than a Poet by Elaine Slivinski Lisandrelli (Enslow Publishing)
    1997 yRamadan by Suhaib Hamid Ghazi (Holiday House)
    1997 yThe Children of Topaz: The Story of a Japanese-American Internment Camp: Based on a Classroom Diary by George W. Chilcoat and Michael O. Tunnell (Holiday House)
    1997 yThe Japanese American Family Album (American Family Albums) by Dorothy Hoobler and Thomas Hoobler (Oxford University Press)
    1997 yThe Life and Death of Crazy Horse by Russell Freedman and Amos Bad Heart Bull (Holiday House)
    1997 yThe Tuskegee Airmen: Black Heroes of World War II by Jacqueline L. Harris (Dillon Press)
    1996 yA Fence Away From Freedom by Ellen S. Levine (Putnam Juvenile)
    1996 yKonnichiwa! I Am a Japanese-American Girl by Tricia Brown (Henry Holt & Company (BYR))
    1996 yRed-Tail Angels: The Story Of The Tuskegee Airmen Of World War Ii by Patricia C. McKissack and Fredrick McKissack (Walker Childrens)
    1996 ySongs from the Loom: A Navajo Girl Learns to Weave (We Are Still Here) by Monty Roessel (Lerner Publishing Group)
    1995 yBattlefields and Burial Grounds: The Indian Struggle to Protect Ancestral Graves in the United States by Roger Echo-Hawk and Walter R. Echo-Hawk (Lerner Publishing Group)
    1995 yDear Benjamin Banneker by Andrea Davis Pinkney (Gulliver Books)
    1995 yHarriet by Norma Johnston (Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers)
    1994 yCelebrating Kwanzaa by Diane Hoyt-Goldsmith (Holiday House)
    1994 ySequoyah’s Gift: A Portrait of the Cherokee Leader by Janet Klausner (HarperCollins Publishers)
    1994 yThe Great Migration: An American Story by Jacob Lawrence (Perfection Learning)
    1994 yThe March on Washington by James Haskins (Harpercollins Childrens Books)
    1993 yHoang Anh A Vietnamese-American Boy by Diane Hoyt-Goldsmith (Harcourt Children’s Books)
    1993 yHow My Family Lives in America by Susan Kuklin (Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers)
    1993 yMadam C.J. Walker: Inventor and Millionaire (Famous African Americans) by Patricia C. McKissack and Fredrick McKissack (Enslow Publishing)
    1993 yMississippi Challenge by Mildred Pitts Walter (Bradbury Press)
    1993 yThe Year They Walked: Rosa Parks and the Montgomery Bus Boycott by Beatrice Siegel (Simon & Schuster)
    1993 yThurgood Marshall: A Life for Justice by James Haskins (Henry Holt & Company (BYR))
    1992 yCarter G. Woodson: The Father of Black History (Great African Americans Series) by Patricia C. McKissack and Fredrick McKissack (Enslow Publishing)
    1992 yNow Is Your Time! The African-American Struggle for Freedom by Walter Dean Myers (Amistad)
    1992 yOutward Dreams: Black Inventors and Their Inventions by James Haskins (Walker and Company)
    1992 yPueblo Storyteller by Diane Hoyt-Goldsmith (Holiday House)
    1992 yThe Last Princess: The Story of Princess Ka’Iulani of Hawai’I by Fay Stanley (Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers)
    1991 yBreaking the Chains by David Katz (Atheneum)
    1991 yShirley Chisholm: Teacher and Congresswoman by Catherine Scheader (Enslow Publishing)
    1991 yTeammates by Peter Golenbock (HMH Books for Young Readers)
    1991 yW.E.B. Dubois (Impact Biographies Series) by Patricia C. McKissack and Fredrick McKissack (Franklin Watts)
    1990 yA Long Hard Journey: The Story Of The Pullman Porter by Patricia C. McKissack and Fredrick McKissack (Walker Childrens)
    1990 yIn Two Worlds: A Yu’pik Eskimo Family by Aylette Jenness (Houghton Mifflin Harcourt)
    1990 yPaul Robeson: Hero Before His Time (Biographies) by Rebecca Larsen (Franklin Watts)
    1990 yVilma Martinez (Raintree Hispanic Stories) by Corinn Codye (Heinemann Library)
    1989 yBuffalo Hunt by Russell Freedman (Holiday House)
    1989 yHispanic Voters: A Voice in American Politics by Judith Harlan (Franklin Watts)
    1989 yMarian Anderson by Charles Patterson (iUniverse)
    1988 yAmerican Indians Today: Issues and Conflicts (Impact Books Series) by Judith Harlan (Franklin Watts)
    1988 yBlack music in America: A history through its people by James Haskins (Thomas Y. Crowell Co.)
    1988 yInto a strange land: Unaccompanied refugee youth in America by Brent K. Ashabranner (Dodd, Mead and Company)
    1988 yYou May Plow Here - the Narrative of Sara Brooks by Sara Brooks (W. W. Norton & Company)
    1987 yChildren of the Maya by Brent K. Ashabranner (Dodd, Mead and Company)
    1987 yHappily May I Walk: American Indians and Alaska Natives Today by Arlene Hirschfelder (Scribner)
    1987 yLiving in Two Worlds by Maxine B. Rosenberg and George Ancona (Lothrop, Lee & Shepard Books)
    1986 yDark Harvest: Migrant Farmworkers in America by Brent K. Ashabranner (Linnet Books)
    1986 yRacial Prejudice (Issues in American History) by Elaine Pascoe (Franklin Watts)
    1985 yOur Golda: The Story of Golda Meir (Women of Our Time) by David A. Adler (Viking Juvenile)
    1985 yTo Live in Two Worlds: American Indian Youth Today by Brent K. Ashabranner (Dodd, Mead and Company)
    1984 yMexico and the United States: Their Linked Destinies by Ernest Barksdale Fincher (Harper & Row)
    1983 yMorning Star, Black Sun: The Northern Cheyenne Indians and America’s Energy Crisis by Brent K. Ashabranner (Dodd, Mead and Company)
    1982 yComing to North America: From Mexico, Cuba and Puerto Rico by Susan Garver and Paula McGuire (Delacorte Press)
    1981 yThe Chinese Americans by Milton Meltzer (HarperCollins)
    1981 yThe Hardest Lesson: Personal Accounts of a School Desegregation Crisis by Judith Stoia and Pamela Bullard (Little, Brown and Company)
    1980 yA cry from the earth: Music of the North American Indians by John Bierhorst (Four Winds Press)
    1980 yJames Van Derzee: The Picture-Takin’ Man by James Haskins (Dodd, Mead and Company)
    1978 yDaniel Inouye (Crowell Biographies) by Jane Goodsell and Haru Wells (HarperCollins)
    1976 yDragonwings (Golden Mountain Chronicles (Prebound)) by Laurence Yep (Perfection Learning)
    1974 yRosa Parks by Eloise Greenfield (HarperCollins)