JANE ADDAMS CHILDREN’S BOOK AWARD CALL FOR COMMITTEE MEMBERSHIP
The Jane Addams Peace Association seeks committee members for the Jane Addams Children’s Book Award Committee (JACBA). We are looking for members with diverse perspectives and identities among parents, teachers, librarians, activists, and child advocates, all with knowledge of children’s literature. JACBA selection committees are comprised of nine to twelve people serving three-year terms. Applications are due no later than Monday, August 19, 2019. APPLICATION FORM
Special Note for 2019/2020
JAPA announces changes in the JACBA selection process and its calendar year. The award remains grounded in its established guidelines for book eligibility and criteria while stepping into a more intersectional, representative, democratic, and public process. Please note the following:
- The award year will transition from a calendar year to November 1 of one year to October 31 of the next.
- To facilitate this transition, books published between January 2019 and October 31, 2019, will NOT be considered for the award.
- A year-long selection process, based in monthly meetings via an online collaborative platform, will be followed with the publication of shortlists of nominees for Younger and Older Children in October of each year.
- Winning and honor titles in each category will be announced at the end of January.
- Initially, flexibility in term lengths for individual members will be needed to assure a staggered rotation of committee members in future years.
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ANDREA DAVIS PINKNEY TO RECEIVE LEE BENNETT HOPKINS POETRY AWARD JULY 13
In “Martin Rising: Requiem for a King,” Pinkney has written, “quite simply, a poetic tour de force, perfectly complemented by Brian Pinkney’s ethereal, swirling watercolor illustrations,” the jury for the Lee Bennett Hopkins award wrote, adding, “Though there are volumes written about Martin Luther King Jr., ‘Martin Rising: Requiem for a King’ offers a fresh voice that features not only his accomplishments, but also reveals his humanity…..
The Pennsylvania Center for the Book’s Karla Schmit reviewed “Martin Rising: Requiem for a King” by poet Andrea Davis Pinkney and illustrator Brian Pinkney.
CHILDREN’S INSTITUTE 7 IN PHOTOS
Author-illustrator Jerry Pinkney accompanied Ci7 attendees on the local bookstore tour…
The American Booksellers Association’s seventh Children’s Institute, held in Pittsburgh from June 26–28, brought together 330 booksellers from 230 independent bookstores across the country. While the days were packed with educational panels and programming, the evenings featured author signings, dinners, and other chances to connect with colleagues. We’ve gathered a selection of highlights from the conference.
7 AUTHORS WHO FOLLOW IN TONI MORRISON’S FOOTSTEPS
All of Lucille Clifton’s poetry certainly does the work of dismissing the white gaze (and so much more), but her memoir “Generations” is powerful in this regard as well.
1978 Honor Title by Lucille Clifton
EDMONDS BOOKTALK: JULY EVENTS –AND BOOKS–GALORE
This amazing book explores the emotional and physical world of the octopus–a surprisingly complex, intelligent, and spirited creature–and the remarkable connections it makes with humans.
By turns funny, entertaining, touching, and profound, “The Soul of an Octopus” reveals what octopuses can teach us about the meeting of two very different minds.