NCSS/CBC Notable Social Studies Trade Book for Young People2015

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
126 Works 40,322 Books 2,645 Reviews 4.3
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.

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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
History of the World in 1,000 Objects by DK
2015
Colonel Theodore Roosevelt by David A. Adler
2015
Music Everywhere! by Maya Ajmera
2015
Oklahoma's Devastating May 2013 Tornado (Code Red) by Miriam Aronin
2015
Stubby the war dog : the true story of world war I 's bravest dog by Ann Bausum
2015
Brother Hugo and the Bear by Katy Beebe
2015
Up for Sale: Human Trafficking and Modern Slavery by Alison Marie Behnke
2015
Call Me By My Name by John Ed Bradley
2015
Great Maps: The World's Masterpieces Explored and Explained by Jerry Brotton
2015
The Right Word: Roget and His Thesaurus by Jen Bryant
2015
Washday by Eve Bunting
2015
Edward Hopper Paints His World by Robert Burleigh
2015
The Tyrant's Daughter by J.C. Carleson
2015
Wall by Tom Clohosy Cole
2015
A Woman in the House (and Senate): How Women Came to the United States Congress, Broke Down Barriers, and Changed the Country by Ilene Cooper
2015
Fighting Fire!: Ten of the Deadliest Fires in American History and How We Fought Them by Michael L. Cooper
2015
The Madman of Piney Woods by Christopher Paul Curtis
2015
Hidden: A Child's Story of the Holocaust by Loïc Dauvillier
2015
Ali: An American Champion by Barry Denenberg
2015
Taking Flight: From War Orphan to Star Ballerina by Michaela DePrince
2015
The Story of Buildings: From the Pyramids to the Sydney Opera House and Beyond by Patrick Dillon
2015
Silver People: Voices from the Panama Canal by Margarita Engle
2015
The Badger Knight by Kathryn Erskine
2015
Pure Grit: How American World War II Nurses Survived Battle and Prison Camp in the Pacific by Mary Cronk Farrell
2015
Gaijin: American Prisoner of War by Matt Faulkner
2015
Eyes Wide Open: Going Behind the Environmental Headlines by Paul Fleischman
2015
The Family Romanov: Murder, Rebellion, and the Fall of Imperial Russia by Candace Fleming
2015
Because They Marched: The People's Campaign for Voting Rights That Changed America by Russell Freedman
2015
Thailand (Enchantment of the World. Second Series) by Mel Friedman
2015
Grandfather Gandhi by Arun Gandhi
2015
Girls Like Us by Gail Giles
2015
The Mayflower by Mark Greenwood
2015
The Watcher by Joan Hiatt Harlow
2015
Shooting at the Stars by John Hendrix
2015
Unbroken: A World War II Story of Survival, Resilience, and Redemption by Laura Hillenbrand
2015
Stubby the Dog Soldier: World War I Hero (Animal Heroes) by Blake Hoena
2015
Reporting Under Fire: 16 Daring Women War Correspondents and Photojournalists by Kerrie Logan Hollihan
2015
The White House for Kids: A History of a Home, Office, and National Symbol, with 21 Activities (For Kids series) by Katherine L. House
2015
A Thirst For Home: A Story of Water across the World by Christine Ieronimo
2015
Wheels of Change by Darlene Beck Jacobson
2015
The History of Money: From Bartering to Banking by Martin Jenkins
2015
Ken Jennings' Junior Genius Guides: Maps and Geography by Ken Jennings
2015
All different now : Juneteenth, the first day of freedom by Angela Johnson
2015
The Great Greene Heist by Varian Johnson
2015
Half a World Away by Cynthia Kadohata
2015
The Girl from the Tar Paper School: Barbara Rose Johns and the Advent of the Civil Rights Movement by Teri Kanefield
2015
A Taste of Freedom: Gandhi and the Great Salt March by Elizabeth Cody Kimmel
2015
Hot Dog! Eleanor Roosevelt Throws a Picnic by Leslie Kimmelman
2015
Between Two Worlds by Katherine Kirkpatrick
2015
The Sweet Story of Hot Chocolate! (History of Fun Stuff) by Stephen Krensky
2015
Lives of the Explorers: Discoveries, Disasters (and What the Neighbors Thought) by Kathleen Krull
2015
Beyond Magenta: Transgender Teens Speak Out by Susan Kuklin
2015
Global warming by Ellen Lawrence
2015
Old Manhattan Has Some Farms by Susan Lendroth
2015
Thomas the Toadilly Terrible Bully by Janice Levy
2015
At Home in Her Tomb: Lady Dai and the Ancient Chinese Treasures of Mawangdui by Christine Liu-Perkins
2015
Running Out of Night by Sharon Lovejoy
2015
A Death-Struck Year by Makiia Lucier
2015
Thomas Paine: Crusader for Liberty: How One Man's Ideas Helped Form a New Nation by Albert Marrin
2015
A Volcano Beneath the Snow: John Brown's War Against Slavery by Albert Marrin
2015
Rain Reign by Ann M. Martin
2015
Migrant: The Journey of a Mexican Worker by José Manuel Mateo
2015
Children Growing Up with War by Jenny Matthews
2015
Ida M. Tarbell: The Woman Who Challenged Big Business--and Won! by Emily Arnold McCully
2015
Little Author in the Big Woods: A Biography of Laura Ingalls Wilder (Christy Ottaviano Books) by Yona Zeldis McDonough
2015
Thomas Jefferson: President and Philosopher by Jon Meacham
2015
Cinderella Stories Around the World: 4 Beloved Tales (Multicultural Fairy Tales) by Cari Meister
2015
100 Inventions That Made History: Brilliant Breakthroughs That Shaped Our World by Andrea Mills
2015
The Freedom Summer Murders by Don Mitchell
2015
Tuesday Tucks Me In: The Loyal Bond Between a Soldier and His Service Dog by Luis Carlos Montalvn
2015
I Pledge Allegiance by Pat Mora
2015
The Industrial Revolution for Kids: The People and Technology That Changed the World, with 21 Activities by Cheryl Mullenbach
2015
My Country, 'Tis of Thee: How One Song Reveals the History of Civil Rights by Claire Rudolf Murphy
2015
Digging a Hole to Heaven: Coal Miner Boys by S.D. Nelson
2015
Hello, I'm Johnny Cash by G. Neri
2015
Design Line: Planes, Trains, and Automobiles by Chris Oxlade
2015
At the Same Moment, Around the World by Clotilde Perrin
2015
Crazy by Linda Vigen Phillips
2015
The Red Pencil by Andrea Davis Pinkney
2015
Wind Dancer by Chris Platt
2015
Clara and Davie by Patricia Polacco
2015
Fiona's Lace by Patricia Polacco
2015
Jubilee!: One Man's Big, Bold, and Very, Very Loud Celebration of Peace by Alicia Potter
2015
Hidden Like Anne Frank: 14 True Stories of Survival by Marcel Prins
2015
A Boy and a Jaguar by Alan Rabinowitz
2015
The Cosmobiography of Sun Ra: The Sound of Joy Is Enlightening by Chris Raschka
2015
If You're Reading This by Trent Reedy
2015
Frida & Diego: Art, Love, Life by Catherine Reef
2015
Under the Same Sun by Sharon Robinson
2015
The Grudge Keeper by Mara Rockliff
2015
The Noisy Paint Box: The Colors and Sounds of Kandinsky's Abstract Art by Barb Rosenstock
2015
A Walk in Paris by Salvatore Rubbino
2015
Freedom Summer: The 1964 Struggle for Civil Rights in Mississippi by Susan Goldman Rubin
2015
Stand There! She Shouted: The Invincible Photographer Julia Margaret Cameron by Susan Goldman Rubin
2015
Cartwheeling in Thunderstorms by Katherine Rundell
2015
Hunt for the Bamboo Rat by Graham Salisbury
2015
How the Beatles Changed the World by Martin W. Sandler
2015
I Love I Hate I Miss My Sister by Amélie Sarn
2015
The Port Chicago 50: Disaster, Mutiny, and the Fight for Civil Rights by Steve Sheinkin
2015
EIEIO: How Old MacDonald Got His Farm with a Little Help From a Hen by Judy Sierra
2015
Friends for Freedom: The Story of Susan B. Anthony & Frederick Douglass by Suzanne Slade
2015
My Friend the Enemy by Dan Smith
2015
The Pilot and the Little Prince: The Life of Antoine de Saint-Exupéry by Peter Sís
2015
Little Humans by Brandon Stanton
2015
Monday, Wednesday, and Every Other Weekend by Karen Stanton
2015
The Untold History of the United States by Oliver Stone
2015
No Place by Todd Strasser
2015
Stone Giant: Michelangelo's David and How He Came to Be by Jane Sutcliffe
2015
The White House Is Burning: August 24, 1814 by Jane Sutcliffe
2015
Five Epic Disasters (I Survived True Stories #1) by Lauren Tarshis
2015
Goal! by Sean Taylor
2015
Photos Framed: A Fresh Look at the World's Most Memorable Photographs by Ruth Thomson
2015
Separate Is Never Equal: Sylvia Mendez and Her Family’s Fight for Desegregation by Duncan Tonatiuh
2015
Under the Freedom Tree by Susan VanHecke
2015
Like Water on Stone by Dana Walrath
2015
Philip Reid Saves The Statue of Freedom by Eugene Walton
2015
Beauty of the Broken by Tawni Waters
2015
Heads Up Psychology by Marcus Weeks
2015
Queen Victoria's Bathing Machine by Gloria Whelan
2015
Blue on Blue by Dianne White
2015
Revolution by Deborah Wiles
2015
Diamond Boy by Michael Williams
2015
Malala: A Brave Girl from Pakistan / Iqbal: A Brave Boy from Pakistan by Jeanette Winter
2015
Brown Girl Dreaming by Jacqueline Woodson
2015
I Am Malala: How One Girl Stood Up for Education and Changed the World [Young Readers Edition] by Malala Yousafzai
2015
Playing for the Commandant by Suzy Zail
2015

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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