The New-York Historical Society Children's History Book Prize

Through the Children’s History Book Prize, the New-York Historical Society honors the best children’s historical literature in the United States and encourages authors to continue to create engaging and challenging narratives that provide a window into the past for middle readers and their families. The winning author is awarded $10,000. The jury comprises librarians, educators, historians, and families with middle-grade readers.

The New-York Historical Society is dedicated to exploring history through characters and narrative. To support this endeavor, the Barbara K. Lipman Children’s History Library in the DiMenna Children’s History Museum has a wide selection of children’s books about American and New York history, and hosts a variety of book-focused family programs, including the Reading into History Family Book Club, Saturday and Sunday Story Time, and Little New-Yorkers..

To submit books for consideration for the 8th Annual New-York Historical Society Children’s History Book Prize, please send six reader copies to:

Alice Stevenson
Director, DiMenna Children’s History Museum
The New-York Historical Society
170 Central Park West
New York, NY 10024

Only books published in 2021 are eligible. Submissions must be received no later than October 1, 2021.

The New-York Historical Society Children’s History Book Prize is supported by an anonymous donor.


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