Laura Ingalls Wilder’s Name Removed From Book Award & Good Reads For This July 4th

Little House On The Controversy: Laura Ingalls Wilder’s Name Removed From Book Award

A division of the American Library Association voted unanimously Saturday to strip Laura Ingalls Wilder’s name from a major children’s literature award over concerns about how the author referred to Native Americans and blacks.

The author Jacqueline Woodson, known for award-winning books including Brown Girl Dreaming and Another Brooklyn, will be the first honoree of the newly named Children’s Literature Legacy Award.

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Alice B. McGinty | Good reads to celebrate America

“Blue Sky White Stars” (2017, Dial Books for Young Readers, written by Sarvinder Naberhaus, illustrated by Kadir Nelson, ages 2-7) combines a spare text with Kadir Nelson’s breathtaking, realistic illustrations to produce a truly powerful book. Each large, colorful spread repeats the same lines of text on both sides, but the words are set against different backgrounds.

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With poetry, kids’ authors find fresh ways to illuminate the world

The poetry collection blends art, history and emotion, coaxing something special from each picture – “Magic and facts, woven/ and stacked,” as Naomi Shihab Nye writes in her wonder-filled poem about a 14th century Syrian drawing of an ornate, animal-covered clock.

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Chelsea Clinton’s new book explores girl power with Malala, JK Rowling’s stories

Former US President Bill Clinton’s daughter Chelsea has come out with a new book which describes how 13 women, including Nobel laureates Malala Yousafzai and Marie Curie and author JK Rowling, did not listen to voices asking them to step down but kept on persisting towards their goal.

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Local authors to speak at Monadnock Summer Lyceum

Sy Montgomery has scuba dived with octopuses and great white sharks and hiked into cloud forests and deserts among animals as diverse as tree kangaroos and snow leopards. She is the author of 24 books on animals for adults and children, including the National Book Award finalist, “The Soul of an Octopus.”

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Save the Date: Jane Addams Children’s Book Award Ceremony

Friday, October 19, 2018 at 2:30 pm

777 United Nations Plaza FL 2 (44th & 1st)

A memorable afternoon of award presentation and responses by authors and illustrators. Meet and talk with the honored guests, including Award winners and honorees. Enjoy a reception and an opportunity for book signing after formal presentation of the awards. All the award books will be available for purchase. This event is free and open to all. Reservations are not needed. Can’t come to NYC? Follow the ceremony as it is live streamed!


  • Joan Goddard July 1, 2018 at 11:00 pm

    Please give instructions for connecting with the livestreaming of the JACBA ceremony on October 19.
    Thank you!

    • Susan Freiss July 2, 2018 at 10:54 am

      Thanks so much for your request!

      We will post those instructions just as soon as we have the details worked out.


      Susan F.
      Jane Addams Peace Association

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