‘CAN’T UNDO WRONG. CAN ONLY DO OUR BEST TO MAKE THINGS RIGHT.’

FREE BOOKS AVAILABLE FOR LOCAL STUDENTS PRIOR TO AWARD-WINNING NOVELIST’S VISIT TO ORANGEBURG

(Jewell Parker) Rhodes is the author of the middle-grade books “Ghost Boys,” “Towers Falling” and the Louisiana Girls Trilogy: “Ninth Ward,” “Sugar” and “Bayou Magic.”

Rhodes has received numerous honors including: the American Book Award, the National Endowment of the Arts Award in Fiction, the Black Caucus of the American Library Award for Literary Excellence, the PEN Oakland/Josephine Miles Award for Outstanding Writing and the Coretta Scott King Honor Book.

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BOOKS IN BRIEF

(The Day You Begin) is based on a poem from Jacqueline Woodson’s memoir “Brown Girl Dreaming,” which won the National Book Award. It begins: “There will be times when you walk into a room and no one there is quite like you. Maybe it will be your skin, your clothes, or the curl of your hair. There will be times when no one understands the way words curl from your mouth, the beautiful language of the country you left behind.” 

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WHAT YOU’RE READING: CHILDREN’S BOOKS FOR A GLOBAL NATION

Featuring Jane Addams Authors Jacqueline Woodson and Phillip Hoose

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ACCLAIMED PORTLAND AUTHOR PAIRS WITH POET FOR NEW YA NOVEL

In Watch Us Rise, Portland-raised, Coretta Scott King Award-winning author Renée Watson and poet Ellen Hagan present two dynamic creative young women who stand up and speak out.

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FRED KOREMATSU SPEAKS UP

Jane Addams 2018 Honor Book for Older Children and the first book in the Fighting for Justice series…

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Remembering a Fighter for Justice: A Review of Fred Korematsu Speaks Up

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Not enough students learn about the internment (better described as imprisonment) of Japanese Americans during World War II in the United States. But of those who do, even fewer learn about resistance by Japanese Americans. Fred Korematsu believed that what the U.S. government was doing was unconstitutional and fought his internment all the way to the Supreme Court.

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A YEAR END MESSAGE FROM THE JANE ADDAMS PEACE ASSOCIATION

These long winter nights prompt us to reflect on the year behind and make plans for the year to come. 

The challenges of working toward peace and social justice in 2018 were profound. Despite this fact, the Jane Addams Peace Association remains true to our mission: to deepen understanding of peace and justice for children and their adults through reflection, dialogue and social action. This mission requires supporting those who work for peaceful change – wherever they are found –  especially those working with and for youth, and youth themselves. We promote equity for all peoples, freedom, cultural understanding, social justice and, above all, peace. 

We hope that you will join us in this work by making a donation in support by clicking here.

Looking forward to 2019,

Thank you.

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