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.
2020/21 SELECTION COMMITTEE MEMBERS
(From Right to Left)
Chair: Andrea O’Brien – Wisconsin – University of Wisconsin Whitewater
Co-chair: Jenice Mateo-Toledo – New York – Hastings-on-Hudson Union Free Public Schools
Melissa Garcia – New York -Lehman College, City University of New York
Ruth E. Quiroa – Illinois – National Louis University
Josefa Bustos Pelayo – California – Hanford Elementary School District & California State University at Fresno
Jackie Marshall Arnold – Ohio – University of Dayton
Shanetia Clark – Maryland – Salisbury University
Jade Valenzuela – New Mexico – Albuquerque Academy (not pictured)
Jongsun Wee – Minnesota – Winona State University (not pictured)
The Jane Addams Peace Association seeks selection committee members with diverse perspectives and identities among parents, teachers, librarians, activists, and child advocates, all with knowledge of children’s literature. The committee is comprised of nine to twelve people serving three-year terms. Members read widely throughout the year, communicate via an online platform, and meet virtually bi-monthly. New applicants are welcome. Send a statement of interest to firstname.lastname@example.org.