NCSS/CBC Notable Social Studies Trade Book for Young People2011

Given by National Council for the Social Studies (NCSS)

Other Names: National Council for Social Studies Notable Children’s Book Award, NCSS/CBC Notable Children's Trade Book in the Field of Social Studies, Social Education notable children's trade book
119 Works 42,461 Books 3,246 Reviews 4.0
The books that appear in these lists were evaluated and selected by a Book Review Committee appointed by National Council for the Social Studies (NCSS) and assembled in cooperation with the show more Children's Book Council (CBC). NCSS and CBC have cooperated on this annual bibliography since 1972.

Books selected for this bibliography are written primarily for children in grades K-8. The selection committee looks for books that emphasize human relations, represent a diversity of groups and are sensitive to a broad range of cultural experiences, present an original theme or a fresh slant on a traditional topic, are easily readable and of high literary quality, and have a pleasing format and, when appropriate, illustrations that enrich the text. Each book is read by several reviewers, and books are included on the list by committee assent.

Continues NCSS/CBC Notable Children's Trade Book in the Field of Social Studies (since 1998)
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Categories:
All, 3-5 (26), 3-8 (2), 6-8 (28), 9-12 (24), American Heritage (60), American History and Culture (25), Autobiography and Biography (12), Biography (28), Biography and Autobiography (34), Contemporary Concerns (26), Contemporary Concerns—Careers (5), Contemporary Concerns—Handicaps (7), Contemporary Concerns—Human Rights (5), Contemporary Concerns—Immigration (4), Contemporary Concerns—Minorities (5), Contemporary Concerns—Other (31), Contemporary Concerns—Special Children (4), Contemporary Concerns—The Environment (6), Contemporary Concerns—The Future (5), Contemporary Concerns—Women's Studies (12), Contemporary Interests and Controversies (19), Environment, Energy, and Ecology (4), Folktales, Legends, and Religion (15), Folktales, Myths, and Legends (13), Geography, People and Places (27), History, Life and Culture in the Americas (62), K-2 (52), Kindergarten to Fifth Grade (13), Kindergarten to Second Grade (173), Language, Arts, and Crafts (13), Legends, Traditions, and Religions (33), Native Americans (26), Ninth to Twelfth Grade (69), Other Places and Cultures Today (34), Sixth to Eighth Grade (142), Sixth to Twelfth Grade (5), Third to Eighth Grade (5), Third to Fifth Grade (161), Understanding Oneself and Others (41), Understanding Oneself and Others—Aging (5), Understanding Oneself and Others—Aging and Death (11), Understanding Oneself and Others—Family Relations (7), Understanding Oneself and Others—Family and Interpersonal Relations (34), Understanding Oneself and Others—Other (5), World History (31), World History and Culture (14), [2016], Ninth to Twelfth Grade, 2016 (1), [2018], Ninth to Twelfth Grade, 2018 (1), [2019], Kindergarten to Second Grade, 2019 (2), No Category (2,645)
Years:
All, 2023 (143), 2022 (189), 2021 (145), 2020 (127), 2019 (160), 2018 (134), 2017 (132), 2013; Sixth to Eighth Grade, 2016 (1), 2016 (142), 2015 (126), 2014 (127), 2013 (75), 2012 (82), 2011 (119), 2002, 2010 (1), 2010 (138), 2001, 2009 (1), 2009 (132), 2008 (90), 2001, 2007 (1), 2007 (145), 2006 (117), 2005 (102), 2004 (168), 2003 (143), 2002 (204), 2001 (188), 2000 (207), 1999 (143), 1996 (1), 1994 (1), 1993 (1), 1989 (1), 1985 (1), 1983 (107), 1982 (106), 1981 (102), 1981? (1), 1980 (100), 1979 (98), 1976 (1)
WorkYear
Where The Streets Had A Name by Randa Abdel-Fattah
2011
Roots and Blues: A Celebration by Arnold Adoff
2011
Our Grandparents: A Global Album (A Global Fund for Children Book) by Maya Ajmera
2011
Poop Happened!: A History of the World from the Bottom Up by Sarah Albee
2011
Odetta: The Queen of Folk by Stephen Alcorn
2011
Hidden Teens, Hidden Lives: Primary Sources from the Holocaust (True Stories of Teens in the Holocaust) by Linda Jacobs Altman
2011
Janis Joplin: Rise Up Singing by Ann Angel
2011
The Strange Case of Origami Yoda by Tom Angleberger
2011
If Stones Could Speak: Unlocking the Secrets of Stonehenge by Marc Aronson
2011
Sugar Changed the World: A Story of Magic, Spice, Slavery, Freedom, and Science by Marc Aronson
2011
The Everlasting Now by Sara Harrell Banks
2011
They Called Themselves the K.K.K.: The Birth of an American Terrorist Group by Susan Campbell Bartoletti
2011
Unraveling Freedom: The Battle for Democracy on the Home Front During World War I by Ann Bausum
2011
I Feel Better with a Frog in My Throat: History's Strangest Cures by Carlyn Beccia
2011
Sonia Sotomayor: Supreme Court Justice by Carmen T. Bernier-Grand
2011
The Captivating, Creative, Unusual History of Comic Books (Velocity: Unusual Histories) by Jennifer M. Besel
2011
The Hallelujah Flight by Phil Bildner
2011
Liberty or Death: The Surprising Story of Runaway Slaves who Sided with the British During the American Revolution by Margaret Whitman Blair
2011
Spies of Mississippi: The True Story of the Spy Network that Tried to Destroy the Civil Rights Movement by Rick Bowers
2011
Birmingham Sunday by Larry Dane Brimner
2011
Sky Sailors: True Stories of the Balloon Era by David L. Bristow
2011
Soar, Elinor! by Tami Lewis Brown
2011
Refusing to Crumble: The Danish Resistance in World War II (Taking a Stand) by Michael Burgan
2011
Farm by Elisha Cooper
2011
Alchemy and Meggy Swann by Karen Cushman
2011
Lost Boy, Lost Girl: Escaping Civil War in Sudan by John Bul Dau
2011
Vietnam: The Bloodbath at Hamburger Hill (24/7 Goes to War: On the Battlefield) by John DiConsiglio
2011
Annexed by Sharon Dogar
2011
Livvie Owen Lived Here by Sarah Dooley
2011
31 Ways to Change the World by We Are What We Do
2011
Out of My Mind by Sharon M. Draper
2011
Watch This Space: Designing, Defending and Sharing Public Spaces by Hadley Dyer
2011
The Firefly Letters: A Suffragette's Journey to Cuba by Margarita Engle
2011
Summer Birds: The Butterflies of Maria Merian by Margarita Engle
2011
90 Miles to Havana by Enrique Flores-Galbis
2011
The Other Half of My Heart by Sundee T. Frazier
2011
The War to End All Wars: World War I by Russell Freedman
2011
Threads and Flames by Esther M. Friesner
2011
National Geographic Wild Animal Atlas by National Geographic
2011
The Cowgirl Way: Hats Off to America's Women of the West by Holly George-Warren
2011
Cakes and Miracles: A Purim Tale by Barbara Diamond Goldin
2011
Ostrich Boys by Keith Gray
2011
Ballet for Martha: Making Appalachian Spring by Jan Greenberg
2011
The Ride: The Legend of Betsy Dowdy by Kitty Griffin
2011
In the Garden with Dr. Carver by Susan Grigsby
2011
Virginia Hamilton: Speeches, Essays, and Conversations by Virginia Hamilton
2011
Dave the Potter: Artist, Poet, Slave by Laban Carrick Hill
2011
Turtle in Paradise by Jennifer L. Holm
2011
The Water Seeker by Kimberly Willis Holt
2011
The Humblebee Hunter by Deborah Hopkinson
2011
Missing in Action by Dean Hughes
2011
The Heart and the Bottle by Oliver Jeffers
2011
She Sang Promise: The Story of Betty Mae Jumper, Seminole Tribal Leader by Moses Jumper Jr
2011
Young Zeus by G. Brian Karas
2011
Peter Kent's City Across Time by Peter Kent
2011
The Extraordinary Mark Twain (According To Susy) by Barbara Kerley
2011
Joha Makes a Wish: A Middle Eastern Tale by Eric A. Kimmel
2011
The Spider's Gift: A Ukrainian Christmas Story by Eric A. Kimmel
2011
The Little Red Hen and the Passover Matzah by Leslie Kimmelman
2011
Kubla Khan: The Emperor of Everything by Kathleen Krull
2011
The Fences Between Us : the Diary of Piper Davis by Kirby Larson
2011
Stable by Ted Lewin
2011
The Chiru of High Tibet: A True Story by Jacqueline Briggs Martin
2011
Walden Then & Now: An Alphabetical Tour of Henry Thoreau's Pond by Michael McCurdy
2011
Sources of Light by Margaret McMullan
2011
Busing Brewster by Richard Michelson
2011
Driven: A Photobiography of Henry Ford by Don Mitchell
2011
Under a Red Sky: Memoir of a Childhood in Communist Romania by Haya Leah Molnar
2011
Zen Ghosts by Jon J. Muth
2011
Mama Miti: Wangari Maathai and the Trees of Kenya by Donna Jo Napoli
2011
Black Elk's Vision: A Lakota Story by S.D. Nelson
2011
The Firehouse Light by Janet Nolan
2011
Half Brother by Kenneth Oppel
2011
A Long Walk to Water: Based on a True Story by Linda Sue Park
2011
Woods Runner by Gary Paulsen
2011
Clemente! by Willie Perdomo
2011
Sit-In: How Four Friends Stood Up by Sitting Down by Andrea Davis Pinkney
2011
New York City (Through Time) by Richard Platt
2011
Heart of a Samurai by Margi Preus
2011
Efrain's Secret by Sofia Quintero
2011
Betti on the High Wire by Lisa Railsback
2011
The Things a Brother Knows by Dana Reinhardt
2011
Ninth Ward by Jewell Parker Rhodes
2011
Eighth-Grade Superzero by Olugbemisola Rhuday-Perkovich
2011
Three Rivers Rising: A Novel of the Johnstown Flood by Jame Richards
2011
Jackie's Gift by Sharon Robinson
2011
Every Bone Tells a Story: Hominin Discoveries, Deductions, and Debates by Jill Rubalcaba
2011
Rain School by James Rumford
2011
The Dreamer by Pam Muñoz Ryan
2011
The Cardturner: A Novel About a King, a Queen, and a Joker by Louis Sachar
2011
La Noche Buena: A Christmas Story by Antonio Sacre
2011
Saraswati's Way by Monika Schröder
2011
Shooting Kabul by N. H. Senzai
2011
The Taxing Case of the Cows: A True Story About Suffrage by Pegi Deitz Shea
2011
Boys without Names by Kashmira Sheth
2011
Scrawl by Mark Shulman
2011
Milo: Sticky Notes and Brain Freeze by Alan Silberberg
2011
Climbing Lincoln's Steps: The African American Journey by Suzanne Slade
2011
The Life of Rice: From Seedling to Supper by Richard Sobol
2011
After Ever After by Jordan Sonnenblick
2011
Off Like the Wind!: The First Ride of the Pony Express by Michael P. Spradlin
2011
Legendary Journeys: Trains by Philip Steele
2011
The Good, the Bad, and the Barbie: A Doll's History and Her Impact on Us by Tanya Lee Stone
2011
Henry Aaron's Dream by Matt Tavares
2011
Nothing by Janne Teller
2011
Selling Hope by Kristin O'Donnell Tubb
2011
Candy Bomber: The Story of the Berlin Airlift's "Chocolate Pilot" by Michael O. Tunnell
2011
Fort Mose: And the Story of the Man Who Built the First Free Black Settlement in Colonial America by Glennette Tilley Turner
2011
Moon Over Manifest by Clare Vanderpool
2011
Summer's bloodiest days : the Battle of Gettysburg as told from all sides by Jennifer L. Weber
2011
Thunder From the Sea: The Adventures of Jack Hoyton and the H.M.S. Defender by Jeff Weigel
2011
Skywalkers: Mohawk Ironworkers Build the City by David Weitzman
2011
My Havana: Memories of a Cuban Boyhood by Rosemary Wells
2011
On the Blue Comet by Rosemary Wells
2011
Countdown by Deborah Wiles
2011
Here Comes the Garbage Barge! by Jonah Winter
2011
When Molly Was a Harvey Girl by Frances M. Wood
2011
The Brave Escape of Edith Wharton by Connie Nordhielm Wooldridge
2011
Lost Boy: The Story of the Man Who Created Peter Pan by Jane Yolen
2011

Descriptions

The books that appear in these lists were evaluated and selected by a Book Review Committee appointed by National Council for the Social Studies (NCSS) and assembled in cooperation with the Children's Book Council (CBC). NCSS and CBC have cooperated on this annual bibliography since 1972.

Books selected for this bibliography are written primarily for children in grades K-8. The selection committee looks for books that emphasize human relations, represent a diversity of groups and are sensitive to a broad range of cultural experiences, present an original theme or a fresh slant on a traditional topic, are easily readable and of high literary quality, and have a pleasing format and, when appropriate, illustrations that enrich the text. Each book is read by several reviewers, and books are included on the list by committee assent.

Continues NCSS/CBC Notable Children's Trade Book in the Field of Social Studies (since 1998) (English, Member-written)
Continued by NCSS/CBC Notable Social Studies Trade Book for Young People after 1997. (English, Member-written)

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