Selection Committee

The Jane Addams Children’s Book Award titles are carefully selected by a diverse set of activists, educators, parents, and teachers. The selection process strives to be ever more democratic, intersectional, and representative.

2022-23 Jane Addams Children’s Book Award Selection Committee

Chair: Josefa Bustos Pelayo

Hanford Elementary School District & California State University at Fresno– California

Co-Chair: Jackie Marshall Arnold

University of Dayton– Ohio


Shanetia Clark

Salisbury University – Maryland










Dora Guzman

Bensenville School District – Illinois













Annisha Jeffries 

Cleveland Public Library – Ohio

Kharissa Kenner

Bank Street School for Children – New York

Nanesha Nunez

Concord Road Elementary, Ardsley – New York

Ruth E. Quiroa

National Louis University – Illinois












Naomi Solomon

Lincoln City Libraries – Nebraska

Jade Valenzuela

Albuquerque Academy – New Mexico

Jongsun Wee

Pacific University-Oregon