We envision a future where people actively work to dismantle injustices and build a more peaceful, equitable world.

‘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 […]

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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 […]

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Jane Addams Authors on 2018 Book Lists

BEST OF 2018 FOR JUNIOR READERS Curtis proves once again that he is a master of bringing the complexities of history to young readers and keep them riveted to the tale. READ MORE… THE BEST BOOKS AND YA NOVELS OF 2018 FOR YOUNG READERS Jacqueline Woodson’s Harbor Me is named…. READ MORE… CODE SWITCH’S 2018 BOOK […]

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Go Out of Your Way To Be Kind

I’M YOUR NEIGHBOR: WELCOMING IMMIGRANTS, REFUGEES, AND MIGRANTS AS NEIGHBORS THROUGH THE SHARING OF CHILDREN’S LITERATURE AND OTHER STORIES FEATURING MALALA’S MAGIC PENCIL Malala’s first picture book will inspire young readers everywhere to find the magic all around them. This beautifully illustrated volume tells Malala’s story for a younger audience and shows them the worldview […]

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Black Writers: Abiding Spirit For Young Adults and On The Screen

LITERARY COLLECTIVE: CONSIDERING THE JAMES BALDWINS AND LANGSTON HUGHES’ OF OUR TIMES Young praises poet Lucille Clifton, calling her “an abiding spirit.” Clifton’s 1993 poem “won’t you celebrate with me” resonates with Young. The poem’s title also serves as its first line. The last lines are ‘Come celebrate with me that everyday something has tried […]

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