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Lynda Blackmon Lowery: Use Steady Loving Confrontation

Meet Lynda Blackmon Lowery coauthor (along with Elsbeth Leacock & Susan Buckley) of the 2016 Jane Addams Children’s Book Award Winning Title for Older Children, ‘Turning 15 on the Road to Freedom: My Story of the Selma Voting Rights March.’ Read a summary of the book Lynda Blackmon Lowery’s conversational tone is engaging and compelling […]

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Debbie Levy: Ask Open-Ended Questions

Intermediate & Middle School Activity Meet Debbie Levy author of the 2017 Jane Addams Children’s Book Award Honor Title ‘I Dissent: Ruth Bader Ginsberg Makes Her Mark.’ Read a summary of ‘I Dissent.’  I Dissent: Ruth Bader Ginsburg Makes Her Mark celebrates Ruth Bader Ginsburg’s lifelong refusal to accept the unacceptable. Inspired by her mother, […]

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Lesa Cline-Ransome & James E. Ransome: Ask Why

Intermediate & Middle School Activity Meet Lesa Cline-Ransome and James Ransome, husband and wife team and author and illustrator of the 2018 Jane Addams Children’s Books Award Honor Title, ‘Before She Was Harriet.’  Read a summary of ‘Before She Was Harriet.’ A journey backward in time through the life of the woman known most often […]

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Duncan Tonatiuh: Looking at Injustice

Intermediate & Middle School Activity Meet Duncan Tonatiuh, author of the 2015 Jane Addams Children’s Book Award Winning Title for Younger Children, ‘Separate is Never Equal.’  Read a summary of ‘Separate is Never Equal.’ In 1944, Sylvia Mendez’s Mexican American family had recently moved. She and her siblings were not allowed to go to the […]

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Susan L. Roth: Let’s (Not) Hold Hands (Just for Now)

Intermediate & Middle School Activity Meet Susan L. Roth author (along with co-author Cindy Trumbore) and illustrator of the 2012 Jane Addams Children’s Book Award Winning Title for Younger Children, ‘The Mangrove Tree: Planting Trees to Feed Families.’   Read a summary ‘The Mangrove Tree.’ The Mangrove Tree: Planting Trees to Feed Families is ecological innovation […]

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Renee Watson: Have a Conversation About Making Joy

Intermediate & Middle School Activity Meet Renee Watson Author of ‘Piecing Me Together,’ A Jane Addams Children’s Book Award 2018 Honor Title for Older Children. Read a summary of the book Jade misses going to school with neighborhood friends but the private school she attends on scholarship offers an international volunteer opportunity. This year she […]

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