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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THE HEALING SUPERPOWERS OF FRIENDSHIP, THANKS TO YA AUTHOR MITALI PERKINS
How do you hope readers will be changed by your words, and also, how have you been changed by writing the book? “…FORWARD ME BACK TO YOU was inspired by four of my deepest loves. My compassion for all of them grew as I wrote it; I hope it leads you to love your dear ones more deeply as well.” (Mitali Perkins)
IRC BOOK REVIEW: HANDS AROUND THE LIBRARY: PROTECTING EGYPT’S TREASURED BOOKS
Through a mix of brightly-colored, intricate collages and photographs, the authors expertly recreate this relatively recent event (being less than a year prior to the book’s initial publishing) and bring readers into the tense, complicated world of the Arab Spring….. It serves as a good introduction to the situation and a wonderful story of standing up for what you believe in and protecting those ideals.
BY SUSAN L. ROTH & CINDY TRUMBORE
MALORY TOWERS MYSTERIES, WONDERLAND MAZES, AND SPACE PIONEERS BY VARIOUS ARTISTS – BOOK REVIEWS
Award-winning author and illustrator Rebecca Cobb is back to steal our hearts in a beautifully illustrated, warm, witty and wisely observed picture book about kindness, empathy and forming first friendships.
BY NICOLA DAVIES & REBECCA COBB
EXCLUSIVE: THE GIVER AUTHOR LOIS LOWFY IS GOING BACK IN TIME FOR NEXT BOOK
“Not one to rest on her laurels, Lois Lowry never ceases to surprise. With this completely original and deeply personal book that explores human connection, history, memory, and forgiveness, On the Horizon (to be published in 2020) will move and inspire readers.”
NATIONAL AMBASSADOR JACQUELINE WOODSON IN ALASKA: A PHOTO ESSAY
This month, National Ambassador for Young People’s Literature Jacqueline Woodson embarked on a tour of Alaska, sharing with children her passion for literacy and her platform as ambassador: “Reading = Hope x Change.”
Subject/Theme: Award Year 2019, Broadening outlook to appreciate a variety of cultures
Illustrated by Rafael López
NEW SERIES: NATIONAL BOOK FESTIVAL PRESENTS
National Book Festival Presents will feature the following authors in fall 2019:
(Including) Edwidge Danticat on her new book, “Everything Inside: Stories.” Danticat, a prominent Haitian-American writer, is the author of numerous books, including “The Art of Death,” “Claire of the Sea Light” and “I’m Dying.”