Notable Social Studies Tradebooks for Young People Review Committee Application

Apply to serve on the review committee for the NCSS Notable Social Studies Tradebooks for Young People.

NCSS is seeking members to serve on the NCSS-Children's Book Council Notable Social Studies Trade Books for Young People selection committee. The committee consists of twelve reviewers who are responsible for reviewing, evaluating, and selecting children's trade books for the annual bibliography "Notable Social Studies Trade Books for Young People." The "Notables" can contain 100-200 titles selected from as many as 800 books submitted by publishers each year. The list is published in the May/June issue of Social Education, and is also distributed separately by NCSS to members, and by the Children's Book Council.


  • be a teacher, or socialstudies/literature specialist, librarian/media specialist,in any educational setting--kindergarten through university level
  • be a current member of NCSS
  • be available to serve for a three-year term
  • be able to read 250-275 books between July and December (committee members may keep the books they receive)
  • be available to attend a 1-2 day selection meeting in January in New York City, at the committee member's expense.
  • write one-twelfth of the annotations of the selected titles each year.

Application Deadline for appointment beginning in January of 2016: December 31, 2015 - appointments are made in January of each year.

Please describe yourself and the community in which you work

Please describe your experience with trade books, and any previous experience as a reviewer.

Please attach a brief (5 page max.) resume or curriculum vitae (pdf, MS Word, OpenOffice, text, or RTF files only.)

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