Big news! LibraryThing is now free to all! Read the blog post and discuss the change on Talk.
This site uses cookies to deliver our services, improve performance, for analytics, and (if not signed in) for advertising. By using LibraryThing you acknowledge that you have read and understand our Terms of Service and Privacy Policy. Your use of the site and services is subject to these policies and terms.

Book awards: Carter G. Woodson Book Award

Book awards by cover

Works (138)

Rosa Parks (Trophy Chapter Book) by Eloise Greenfield1974
Make a Joyful Noise Unto the Lord! the Life of Mahalia Jackson, Queen of Gospel Singers: The Life of Mahalia Jackson, Queen of Gospel Singers (Women of America) by Jesse Jackson1975
Dragonwings by Laurence Yep1976
The Trouble They Seen: Black People Tell the Story of Reconstruction by Dorothy Sterling1977
Native American Testimony: A Chronicle of Indian-White Relations from Prophecy to the Present by Peter Nabokov1979
A Cry from the Earth: Music of North American Indians by John BierhorstOutstanding Merit, 1980
War Cry on a Prayer Feather: Prose and Poetry of the Ute Indians by Nancy Wood1980
The Chinese Americans by Milton Meltzer1981
The Hardest Lesson: Personal Accounts of a School Desegregation Crisis by Judith StoiaOutstanding Merit, 1981
Coming to North America: from Mexico, Cuba, and Puerto Rico by Susan Garver1982
Morning star, black sun : the Northern Cheyenne Indians and America's energy crisis by Brent K. Ashabranner1983
Our Golda: The Story of Golda Meir by David A. AdlerOutstanding Merit, 1985
To Live in Two Worlds: American Indian Youth Today by Brent K. Ashabranner1985
Dark Harvest: Migrant Farmworkers in America by Brent K. Ashabranner1986
Children of the Maya: A Guatemalan Indian Odyssey by Brent K. AshabrannerOutstanding Merit, 1987
Happily May I Walk: American Indians and Alaska Natives Today by Arlene Hirschfelder1987
Living in Two Worlds by Maxine B. RosenbergOutstanding Merit, 1987
American Indians Today: Issues and Conflicts (Impact Books Series) by Judith HarlanOutstanding Merit, 1988
Black Music in America: A History Through Its People by James Haskins1988
Into a Strange Land: Unaccompanied Refugee Youth in America by Brent K. AshabrannerOutstanding Merit, 1988
You May Plow Here: The Narrative of Sara Brooks by Sara BrooksOutstanding Merit, 1988
Buffalo Hunt by Russell FreedmanOutstanding Merit, 1989
Hispanic Voters: A Voice in American Politics by Judith HarlanOutstanding Merit, 1989
Marian Anderson (Impact Biographies) by Charles PattersonSecondary Level, 1989
Walking the Road to Freedom by Jeri FerrisElementary Level, 1989
Arctic explorer : the story of Matthew Henson by Jeri FerrisOutstanding Merit, 1990
In Two Worlds: A Yu'pik Eskimo Family by Aylette JennessElementary Level, 1990
A Long Hard Journey: The Story of the Pullman Porter by Pat McKissackOutstanding Merit, 1990
New kids in town : oral histories of immigrant teens by Janet BodeOutstanding Merit, 1990
Paul Robeson, hero before his time by Rebecca LarsenSecondary Level, 1990
Vilma Martinez (Raintree Hispanic Stories Series) by Corinn CodyeOutstanding Merit, 1990
Breaking the Chains by William Loren KatzOutstanding Merit, 1991
Hector Lives in the United States Now: The Story of a Mexican-American Child by Joan HewettOutstanding Merit, 1991
Shirley Chisholm: Teacher and Congresswoman (Contemporary Women Series) by Catherine ScheaderElementary Level, 1991
Sorrow's Kitchen: The Life and Folklore of Zora Neale Hurston by Mary E. LyonsSecondary Level, 1991
Teammates by Peter GolenbockOutstanding Merit, 1991
W.E.B. Dubois (Impact Biographies Series) by Pat McKissackOutstanding Merit, 1991
Black Inventors and Their Inventions by Jim HaskinsOutstanding Merit, 1992
Carter G. Woodson: The Father of Black History (Great African Americans Series) by Pat McKissackOutstanding Merit , 1992
The Last Princess : The Story of Princess Ka'iulani of Hawai'i by Fay StanleyElementary Level, 1992
Native American Doctor: The Story of Susan Laflesche Picotte (Trailblazer Biographies) by Jeri FerrisSecondary Level, 1992
Now is Your Time! : The African-American Struggle for Freedom by Walter Dean MyersOutstanding Merit, 1992
Pueblo Storyteller (HBJ Treasury of Literature) by Diane Hoyt-GoldsmithOutstanding Merit, 1992
Hoang Anh: A Vietnamese-American Boy by Diane Hoyt-GoldsmithOutstanding Merit, 1993
How My Family Lives in America (Aladdin Picture Books) by Susan KuklinOutstanding Merit, 1993
Madam C.J. Walker: Self-Made Millionaire (Great African Americans Series) by Patricia McKissackElementary Level, 1993
Mississippi Challenge by Mildred Pitts WalterSecondary Level, 1993
Thurgood Marshall: A Life for Justice by James HaskinsOutstanding Merit , 1993
The Year They Walked: Rosa Parks and the Montgomery Bus Boycott by Beatrice SiegelOutstanding Merit, 1993
Celebrating Kwanzaa by Diane Hoyt-GoldsmithOutstanding Merit, 1994
The Great Migration: An American Story by Jacob LawrenceOutstanding Merit, 1994
Many Thousand Gone: African Americans from Slavery to Freedom by Virginia HamiltonOutstanding Merit, 1994
The March on Washington by James HaskinsSecondary Level, 1994
Sequoyah's Gift: A Portrait of the Cherokee Leader by Janet KlausnerOutstanding Merit, 1994
Starting Home: The Story of Horace Pippin, Painter (African-American Artists and Artisans) by Mary E. LyonsElementary Level, 1994
Battlefields and Burial Grounds: The Indian Struggle to Protect Ancestral Graves in the United States by Roger C. Echo-HawkOutstanding Merit, 1995
Dear Benjamin Banneker by Andrea Davis PinkneyOutstanding Merit, 1995
Harriet: The Life and World of Harriet Beecher Stowe by Norma JohnstonOutstanding Merit, 1995
Master of Mahogany: Tom Day, Free Black Cabinetmaker (African-American Artists and Artisans) by Mary E. LyonsOutstanding Merit, 1995
What I Had Was Singing: The Story of Marian Anderson (Trailblazer Biographies) by Jeri FerrisElementary Level, 1995
Konnichiwa! I Am a Japanese-American Girl by Tricia BrownOutstanding Merit, 1996
Red-Tail Angels: The Story of the Tuskegee Airmen of World War II by Patricia C. MckissackOutstanding Merit, 1996
Songs from the Loom: A Navajo Girl Learns to Weave by Monty RoesselElementary Level, 1996
Celebrating Hanukkah by Diane Hoyt-GoldsmithHonor, 1997
The Children of Topaz: The Story of a Japanese-American Internment Camp Based on a Classroom Diary by Michael O. TunnellHonor, 1997
The Life and Death of Crazy Horse by Russell FreedmanHonor, 1997
Maya Angelou: More Than a Poet by Elaine Slivinski LisandrelliHonor, 1997
Ramadan by Suhaib Hamid GhaziElementary Level, 1997
The Tuskegee airmen : Black heroes of World War II by Jacqueline L. HarrisHonor, 1997
I Am Rosa Parks by Rosa ParksHonor Book, 1998
Buffalo Days by Diane Hoyt-GoldsmithHonor, 1998
The Flight of Red Bird: The Life of Zitkala-Sa by Doreen RappaportHonor, 1998
Leon's Story by Leon Walter TillageElementary Level, 1998
The Princess of the Press: The Story of Ida B. Wells-Barnett (Rainbow Biography) by Angela Shelf MedearisHonor, 1998
Slavery Time When I Was Chillun by Belinda HurmenceHonor, 1998
Celebrating Chinese New Year by Diane Hoyt-GoldsmithHonor, 1999
The Riches of Oseola McCarty by Evelyn ColemanHonor, 1999
Story Painter: The Life of Jacob Lawrence by John DugglebyElementary Level, 1999
The Way People Live - Life in a Japanese American Internment Camp by Diane YanceyHonor, 1999
Black Hands, White Sails by Patricia C. Mckissack2000
Children of the Tlingit (World's Children) by Frank J. Staub2000
Magic Windows/Ventanas magicas by Carmen Lomas GarzaHonor Book, 2000
The Rise and Fall of Jim Crow by Richard WormserHonor, 2000
Through My Eyes by Ruby BridgesElementary Level, 2000
Carter G. Woodson: The Man Who Put "Black" in American History by Jim HaskinsHonor, 2001
Children of the Relocation Camps by Catherine A. WelchHonor, 2001
Issues in Racism (Contemporary Issues (Greenhaven)) by Mary E. Williams2001
The Sound That Jazz Makes by Carole Boston WeatherfordElementary Level, 2001
Children of the Civil Rights Era (Picture the American Past) by Catherine A. WelchHonor, 2002
Coming Home by Nanette MellageElementary Level, 2002
Ella Fitzgerald: First Lady of Song (Lerner Biographies) by Katherine E. KrohnHonor, 2002
Matthew Henson: Co-Discoverer of the North Pole by Laura Baskes LitwinHonor, 2002
Cesar Chavez: The Struggle for Justice / Cesar Chavez: La lucha por la justicia by Richard Griswold Del CastilloElementary Level, 2003
The Daring Escape of Ellen Craft (On My Own History) by Cathy MooreHonor, 2003
A Strong Right Arm: The Story of Mamie "Peanut" Johnson by Michelle Y. GreenHonor, 2003
Gwendolyn Brooks: Poet from Chicago (Carter G Woodson Honor Book (Awards)) by Martha E. RhynesHonor, 2004
Harvesting Hope: The Story of Cesar Chavez by Kathleen KrullHonor, 2004
Sacagawea (Carter G Woodson Award Book (Awards)) by Liselotte ErdrichElementary Level, 2004
Sojourner Truth: From Slave to Activist for Freedom (Carter G Woodson Honor Book (Awards)) by Mary G. ButlerHonor, 2004
Alec's Primer (The Vermont Folklife Center Children's Book Series) by Mildred Pitts WalterHonor, 2005
Alvin Ailey: Celebrating African-American Culture in Dance by Barbara C. CruzHonor, 2005
Jim Thorpe's Bright Path by Joseph BruchacElementary Level, 2005
The Power of One: Daisy Bates and the Little Rock Nine (Golden Kite Honors) by Dennis Brindell FradinHonor, 2005
Let Them Play by Margot Theis RavenElementary Level, 2006
No Easy Answers: Bayard Rustin And The Civil Rights Movement (Civil Rights Leaders) by Calvin Craig MillerHonor, 2006
Roberto Clemente: Pride of the Pittsburgh Pirates by Jonah WinterHonor, 2006
Uh Huh!: The Story of Ray Charles by John DugglebyHonor, 2006
Gordon Parks: No Excuses by Ann ParrHonor, 2007
Growing Season: The Life of a Migrant Community by Gary HarwoodHonor, 2007
John Lewis in the Lead: A Story of the Civil Rights Movement by Jim HaskinsElementary Level, 2007
Up Before Daybreak: Cotton And People In America by Deborah HopkinsonHonor, 2007
Louis Sockalexis: Native American Baseball Pioneer by Bill WiseElementary Level, 2008
Sophisticated Ladies: The Great Women of Jazz by Leslie GourseHonor, 2008
Surfer of the Century: The Life of Duke Kahanamoku by Ellie CroweHonor, 2008
U.s. V. Amistad: Slave Ship Mutiny (Supreme Court Milestones) by Susan Dudley GoldHonor, 2008
Booker T. Washington and Education by John WukovitsHonor, 2009
A Boy Named Beckoning: The True Story of Dr. Carlos Montezuma, Native American Hero (Exceptional Social Studies Titles for Intermediate Grades) by Gina CapaldiHonor, 2009
Lincoln and Douglass: An American Friendship by Nikki GiovanniElementary Level, 2009
When the Children Marched: The Birmingham Civil Rights Movement (Prime) by Robert H. MayerHonor, 2009
Ang Lee (Asian Americans of Achievement) by Clifford W. MillsHonor, 2010
Bad News for Outlaws: The Remarkable life of Bass Reeves, Deputy U.S. Marshal by Vaunda Micheaux NelsonHonor, 2010
Shining Star: The Anna May Wong Story by Paula YooElementary Level, 2010
With One Sky Above Us: The Story of Chief Joseph and the Nez Perce Indians by Nancy PlainHonor, 2010
Dave the Potter: Artist, Poet, Slave by Laban Carrick HillHonor, 2011
Simeon's Story: An Eyewitness Account of the Kidnapping of Emmett Till by Simeon WrightHonor, 2011
Sit-In: How Four Friends Stood Up by Sitting Down by Andrea Davis PinkneyElementary Level, 2011
Black and White: The Confrontation between Reverend Fred L. Shuttlesworth and Eugene "Bull" Connor by Larry Dane BrimnerSecondary Level, 2012
Music Was It: Young Leonard Bernstein (Junior Library Guild Selection (Charlesbridge Hardcover)) by Susan Goldman RubinMiddle Level, 2012
A Nation's Hope: The Story of Boxing Legend Joe Louis by Matt de la PeñaHonor, 2012
Red Bird Sings: The Story of Zitkala-Sa, Native American Author, Musician, and Activist by Q. L. PearceElementary Level, 2012
Saga of the Sioux: An Adaptation from Dee Brown's Bury My Heart at Wounded Knee by Dee BrownHonor, 2012
Atlas of Asian-American History (Carter G Woodson Honor Book (Awards)) by Monique AvakianHonor, 2013
Fifty Cents and a Dream: Young Booker T. Washington by Jabari AsimElementary Level, 2013
Harlem's Little Blackbird by Renée WatsonHonor, 2013
Marching to the Mountaintop: How Poverty, Labor Fights and Civil Rights Set the Stage for Martin Luther King Jr's Final Hours by Ann BausumMiddle Level, 2013
Stolen Into Slavery: The True Story of Solomon Northup, Free Black Man by Judith Bloom FradinSecondary Level, 2013
Emancipation Proclamation: Lincoln and the Dawn of Liberty by Tonya BoldenMiddle Level, 2014
Hey, Charleston!: The True Story of the Jenkins Orphanage Band by Anne F. RockwellElementary Level, 2014

Award description

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.


Related book awards


davidgn (286), bergs47 (143), Shortride (11), inge87 (4), kirkeet (2), innermurk (2), Conkie (2), SJaneDoe (1), picturebookperson (1), slaterfamily (1), IslandDave (1), -pilgrim- (1), SimoneA (1), gilroy (1)
About | Contact | Privacy/Terms | Help/FAQs | Blog | Store | APIs | TinyCat | Legacy Libraries | Early Reviewers | Common Knowledge | 147,881,290 books! | Top bar: Always visible