2019 Award Winners and Honorees

Congratulations to the 67th Jane Addams Children’s Book Awardees
Jacqueline Woodson, Rafael López, Jewell Parker Rhodes, Nicola Davies, Rebecca Cobb,
Jessica Love, Veera Hiranandani, Wade Hudson, and Cheryl Willis Hudson.

2019 Jane Addams Children’s Book Awardees

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Ghost Boys

Ghost Boys, written by Jewell Parker Rhodes and published by Little, Brown Books for Young Readers, an imprint of Hachette, is the Winner in the Books for Older Children category.

Subject/Theme: Award Year 2019, Identity African American

The Day You Begin

The Day You Begin, written by Jacqueline Woodson, illustrated by Rafael López, and published by Nancy Paulsen Books, an imprint of Penguin Young Readers, is the Winner in the Books for Younger Children category.

Subject/Theme: Award Year 2019, Broadening outlook to appreciate a variety of cultures
Illustrated by Rafael López

The Night Diary

The Night Diary​, ​by Veera Hiranandani, and published by Kokila, an imprint of Penguin Young Readers, is an Honor Book in the Books for Older Children Category. 

Subject/Theme: Award Year 2019, Refugees

We Rise, We Resist, We Raise Our Voices

We Rise We Resist We Raise Our Voices

We Rise, We Resist, We Raise Our Voices, e​dited by Wade Hudson and Cheryl Willis Hudson​, published by ​Crown Books for Young Readers, an imprint of Random House Children’s Books ​in partnership with Just Us Books, is an Honor Book in the Books for Older Children Category.

Subject/Theme: Award Year 2019, Young people as activists

The Day War Came

The Day War Came, written by Nicola Davies, illustrated by Rebecca Cobb, and published by Candlewick, is an Honor Book in the Books for Younger Children Category. ​

Subject/Theme: Award Year 2019, Refugees

Julián is a Mermaid​

Julian is a Mermaid

Julián Is a Mermaid​, written and illustrated by Jessica Love​, and published by Candlewick, is an Honor Book in the Books for Younger Children Category. ​

Subject/Theme: Award Year 2019, Identity Gay-Lesbian-Bisexual-Transgendered
Illustrated by Jessica Love​

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