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JAPA acknowledges commitment and service
Newsletter , Uncategorized / November 25, 2015

Linda Belle’s tenure with the Jane Addams Peace Association will conclude on November 30, 2015, after thirteen years as Executive Director and six years as board member or President of the board. She has been our public image, the voice on the phone, the signature on the annuity checks, and the one who informed grant recipients that funds would be forthcoming for their peace education projects. We are grateful for Linda’s dedication and service, and wish her all the best as she writes the next chapter in her life. The dependable practices and procedures for which JAPA has been known will continue. Financial West Group (FWG), with its advisers who specialize in socially and environmentally responsible investing, will continue to give our donors the assurance that their funds are invested only in companies that uphold our mission: “…to perpetuate the spirit of Jane Addams’ love for children and humanity, commitment to freedom and democracy, and devotion to the cause of world peace.” Be watching our blog and Facebook page for weekly news of present and past recipients of the Jane Addams Children’s Book Award and how they continue to influence young readers and strengthen peace education. Tura Campanella Cook, PresidentJane…

What binds us together, art exhibits, and facing truths through writing – JACBA Newsletter 18Nov2015
Newsletter , Uncategorized / November 18, 2015

PEN American Center’s Newsletter In the News Feature Congratulations to Duncan Tonatiuh, Teri Kanefield, Jennifer Elvgren, Fabio Santomauro, John Hendrix, Deborah Wiles, and Margarita Engle, winners of this year’s Jane Addams Children’s Book Awards. Since 1953, the Jane Addams Peace Association has honored outstanding children’s books promoting peace and justice. Read More | 2015 AwardeesSeparate is Never Equal by Duncan TonatiuhThe Girl From the Tar Paper School by Teri KanefieldWhispering Town by Jennifer Elvgren and illustrated by Fabio SantomauroShooting at the Stars: The Christmas Truce of 1914 by John HendrixRevolution by Deborah Wiles Silver People: Voices from the Panama Canal by Margarita Engle The Hiroshima Panels Exhibit at Pioneer Works Fifteen in total, the Hiroshima Panels are monumental, folding wood panels completed by Japanese couple Iri and Toshi Maruki over a span of thirty-two years, from 1950-1982. In a classic byobu format, vacillating between photographic realness and abstraction, the panels complicate, challenge, and deepen common perceptions of the nuclear bombing and its aftermath. Read More | Hiroshima No Pika by Toshi Maruki 1983 Awardee Immigration projects bring award-winning author to RLS As he surveyed the audience with a smile, Jimenez reminded everyone that their mixed heritage and ethnic diversity was…

Compassion, TED Talk, and the Brown Girl Dreaming initiative – JACBA Newsletter 12Nov2015
Newsletter , Uncategorized / November 12, 2015

“Can a children’s book save the world?” Linda Sue Park’s TED talk, this Saturday 2pm EST!Live stream http://www.tedxbeaconstreet.com/ Read More | A Long Walk to Water: Based on a True Story by Linda Sue Park 2011 AwardeeWhen My Name Was Keoko by Linda Sue Park 2003 Awardee Children’s Author and National Book Award Winner Jacqueline Woodson to Visit Codman Square, Grove Hall, and Dudley Branches Launched in September, the Brown Girl Dreaming initiative is aimed at connecting Boston children and teens in grades 5-12 through Woodson’s powerful memoir-in-verse, and encouraging them to dream about their futures and possibilities. The initiative includes discussion groups about Woodson’s book and poetry workshops, culminating with Woodson’s branch visits on Thursday, November 19, where she will talk about Brown Girl Dreaming, take questions, and sign books. Read More | Each Kindness by Jacqueline Woodson 2013 Awardee From the Notebooks of Melanin Sun by Jacqueline Woodson 1996 Awardee I Hadn’t Meant to Tell You This by Jacqueline Woodson 1995 Awardee The Artist for Emanuel Benefit to Feature Paintings of E.B. Lewis at the Wells Gallery For the month of November, the Wells Gallery will feature new paintings from famed watercolor artist, E.B. Lewis, in celebration of…

Bravery, collaboration in the library, and #BooksThatHooked – JACBA Newsletter 5Nov2015
Newsletter , Uncategorized / November 5, 2015

Being Brave: Empowering Children’s Books about Bravery Ninth Ward By: Jewell Rhodes Talkin’ About Bessie: The Story of Aviator Elizabeth Coleman By: Nikki Grimes, E.B. Lewis Illustrated by: E.B. Lewis The Adventures of Sparrowboy By: Brian Pinkney Illustrated by: Brian Pinkney Read More | Sugar by Jewell Parker Rhodes 2014 AwardeeThe Ninth Ward by Jewell Parker Rhodes 2011 AwardeeEach Kindness illustrated by E.B. Lewis 2013 AwardeeNight Boat to Freedom pictures by E. B. Lewis 2007 AwardeeSojourner Truth’s Step-Stomp Stride by Andrea Pinkney, Brian Pinkney 2010 Awardee Author Jacqueline Woodson keynotes Kansas English teachers conference (+video) “I hope as teachers you get told this, how important your work is on the young mind and how it stays with us,” she said. “So much of what I learned from my teachers is the reason I’m here.” Read More | Each Kindness by Jacqueline Woodson 2013 AwardeeFrom the Notebooks of Melanin Sun by Jacqueline Woodson 1996I Hadn’t Meant to Tell You This by Jacqueline Woodson 1995 One Book author George Ella Lyon: Sing with the voice you have “If I didn’t write in it every day, I don’t think I’d be as in-touch with what I want to write,” she said. “If you…