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Septima Clark Book Award Winners

NCSS established the Septima Clark Book Awards for the most distinguished books appropriate for young readers that depict women's issues globally. First presented in 2019, this award is intended to “encourage the writing, publishing, and dissemination of outstanding social studies books for young readers that treat topics related to women's issues sensitively and accurately.” Books relating to womens issues and the authors of such books rarely receive the recognition they merit from professional organizations. By sponsoring the Septima Clark Book Awards, NCSS gives wide recognition to and encourages these authors and publishers.


Elementary Level Winner

She Persisted Around the World

Chelsea Clinton, Illustrations by Alexandra Boiger

Philomel Books

Middle Level Winner

Streetcar to Justice: How Elizabeth Jennings Won the Right to Ride in New York

Amy Hill Hearth

Greenwillow Books

Secondary Level Winner

Proud: Living My American Dream (Young Readers Edition)

Ibtihaj Muhammad and Lori Tharps

Little, Brown Books for Young Readers


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