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About the Jane Addams Children's Book Award

The Jane Addams Children's Book Award annually recognizes children's books of literary and aesthetic excellence that effectively engage children in thinking about peace, social justice, global community, and equity for all people.

Javaka Steptoe: Inspiration for Your Words & Art

Newsletter , Social Justice Learning / April 19, 2020
INTERMEDIATE & MIDDLE SCHOOL ACTIVITY WHAT CAN YOU LEARN? WHAT CAN YOU DO?  Social justice learning and actions that can be taken close at hand during these uncertain times Javaka Steptoe, contributer to We Rise, We Resist, We Raise Our Voices and Jane Addams award recipient, as a child was a model for his late father the award winning author/illustrator John Steptoe. Today, Javaka is an award wining artist, designer, author, and illustrator himself! Look closely at his work via the covers of his books. What do you notice? Get inspired for a some writing and artwork of your own!         In Daddy’s Arms I Am Tall: African Americans Celebrating Fathers  Do You Know What I’ll Do? authored by Charlotte Zolotow  A Pocketful of Poems authored by Nikki Grimes Hot Day on Abbott Avenue, authored by Karen English (2005 Jane Ad...

Lois Lowry: Grapples with 1918 Pandemic Shutdown

Newsletter / April 12, 2020
INTERMEDIATE & MIDDLE SCHOOL ACTIVITY WHAT CAN YOU LEARN? WHAT CAN YOU DO?  Social justice learning and actions that can be taken close at hand during these uncertain times Lois Lowry has written more than 40 books for young people, some quite serious like Jane Addams Children’s Book Award 1990 Honor Title for Older Readers, Number the Stars, and the dystopian classic novel, The Giver. Others, like the Anastaia series and The Willoughbys, are beloved and lighthearted.  Lois knows her young readers and respects their love of story as well as their ablity and need to grapple with dark topics. Read this recent interview with Lois and learn more about her book Like the Willow Tree and it’s connection with our uncertain times. TEN YEARS AGO, LOIS LOWRY WROTE A BOOK DEPICTING PORTLAND IN A PANDEMIC. NOW, SHE’S REWRITING T...

Opening a Window into the Arab World

Newsletter / April 2, 2020
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