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

Building Community Starts With Us

This September, as students return to school, we have an opportunity for change and community building. These past few years have brought hardships and setbacks for many people across the world, from the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic to the never-ending fight towards social justice and equality. It is important now more than ever that we come […]

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Summer Reading and Book Sets

Check out some fabulous resources  for June and beyond Click here for link to Stonewall Book Award book lists! Where are you getting your books?   Support Local Bookstores While Shopping Online125 Black-Owned Bookstores Find Independent Booksellers Near You Follow us on social media for more resources and book suggestions. We are most active on Instagram and […]

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Bringing Books and Authors to Classrooms

Check out some fabulous resources and events for May and beyond   Thanks to the Long Beach Council PTA Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion Committee for the May reminders.  Find them on instagram @lbcptadeic to see more.    Follow Liz Sohyeon Kleinrock on instagram @teachandtransform.  Compensate and support her on Patreon and find more of her […]

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Connecting the World and Young People with Books

Check out some fabulous resources and events for April and beyond   RSVP and receive the zoom link by clicking here! After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting. We are most active on Instagram and Twitter. Jane Addams Peace Association on Instagram Jane Addams Peace Association on Twitter […]

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Women’s History Month

Find information and resources about International Women’s Day here.  Women in History   Women in history: Barbara Jordon Women’s history month and every month is the time to celebrate and spotlight African American women who changed the world.  Meet 50+ of them in “Brave.Black. First” by Cheryl Willis Hudson, illustrated by Erin K. Robinson Women […]

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Black Lives Matter in Schools…

Everyone needs books that mirror their own experience and realities.  Some people have always had these.  Some people need window books to view others’ worlds and realities and everyone needs to walk through sliding glass doors to join the work for freedom and justice for all.  Biographies can do all these things.  Here are some […]

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New Year, New Books

For every young girl and person who’s been told they are “too this and too that” here’s an empowering book of inspiration. “Ambitious Girl” by Meena Harris and Marissa Valdez is a celebration of girl-power, overcoming obstacles, finding inspiration in role models, and pursuing dreams and ambitions.  It’s about strong women, finding one’s confidence, and […]

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2022 Book Award Finalists Announced!

  New York, N.Y–(December 3, 2021)–The Jane Addams Peace Association is delighted to announce the finalist titles under consideration for the 2022 Jane Addams Children’s Book Award. The Peace Association will announce winning and honor books from among these finalists on January 14, 2022. Awards will be presented to the winning and honored authors and illustrators […]

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October into November: Time for Remembering

Indigenous Peoples’ day was October 11.Sometimes dates and dedicated months can help us remember and keep us on an anti-racist and inclusive social justice path, an important and sometimes difficult task while breathing the air of systemic racism. National American Indian Heritage Month is in November. Too often Indigenous stories, voices, and history are absent.Too […]

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