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Children's and Young Adult Book Awards: Carter G. Woodson Award

Past Winner and Honor Books

Carter G. Woodson Award Criteria

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.”