Books In Their Hands Program
The Jane Addams Peace Association’s mission is to deepen understanding of peace and justice for children and their adults through reflection, dialogue, and social action.
Through our Books in Their Hands program, we bring authors and illustrators to low-income schools nationally to share their Jane Addams award-winning books and to speak directly with the students and teachers in the community. We also donate Jane Addams Children’s Book Award commended titles into the hands of children.
In the past year, we have visited schools in Chicago (IL), Fresno (CA), Brooklyn (NY) and Newark (NJ). Now we are ready to expand our program to you! If you are a part of a Title 1/low-income school you can apply for the Books in Their Hands program now.
A link to our application can be found below. As a part of our “Books In Their Hands” program, we donate Jane Addams Children’s Book Award commended titles into the hands of children.