Notable Social Studies Trade Books 2014

The books that appear in the slides above were evaluated and selected by a Book Review Committee appointed by the National Council for the Social Studies (NCSS) and assembled in cooperation with the Children's Book Council (CBC). They were written for children in grades K-12, published in 2013, and meet the following criteria: 
  • emphasize human relations 
  • represent a diversity of groups 
  • sensitive to a broad range of cultural experiences 
  • present an original theme or a fresh slant on a traditional topic 
  • easily readable
  • high literary quality
  • pleasing format
  • where appropriate, include illustrations that enrich the text 
Happy disclosure: OPEN MIC: RIFFS ON LIFE BETWEEN CULTURES IN TEN VOICES (Candlewick) is on the 2014 list (slide #88.)