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Call for 2015 Carter G. Woodson Book Award Nominations

Eligibility Requirements:

  • Must be a nonfiction book published in 2014
  • Elementary (grades K-6), middle (grades 5-8) or secondary (grades 7-12) level title
  • Discusses the experience of one or more racial/ethnic minority groups in the U.S.
  • Set in the United States
  • Published in the U.S., but the author need not be a citizen
  • Accurately reflects the perspectives, cultures, and values of the particular ethnic group or groups
  • Informational or nonfiction, and primarily a trade or supplementary book
  • Written for children or young people
  • Well written and reflecting originality in presentation and theme

Submission Guidelines:

  • Submit a cover letter addressed to Selection Committee Chair Anne Roycroft that:
    • indicates the grade level of each of the titles you are submitting 
    • Provides your name and contact information
  • Mail a copy of the cover letter and each nominated book to each member of the Selection Subcommittee (a list of committee mailing addresses can be found here).
  • All nominated books must be received postmarked no later than October 10, 2014.

Visit the NCSS website to learn more about the application and selection process.

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