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

2019 Jane Addams Children’s Book Awards Announced!

2019 JANE ADDAMS CHILDREN’S BOOK AWARD’S WINNING AUTHORS RETURN TO THE AWARD Winning titles demonstrate the power of sharing stories to break down barriers and, for older children, explore fear-based violence against black men & boys and the possibilities of healing. WINNER IN THE BOOKS FOR YOUNGER CHILDREN CATEGORY. The Day You Begin, written by Jacqueline […]

Read More…

ILA 2019 Choices Reading Lists Highlight “Own Voices” Texts

INTERNATIONAL LITERACY ASSOCIATION’S(ILA) 2019 CHOICES READING LISTS HIGHLIGHT “OWN VOICES” TEXTS Each year, Choices empowers 25,000 children and young adults across the United States to enjoy newly published children’s and young adults’ trade books and vote for the ones they like best and that had an impact on them as readers. Teachers, in turn, identify high-quality books that […]

Read More…

National Antiracist & Children’s Bilingual Book Festivals

FIRST NATIONAL ANTIRACIST BOOK FESTIVAL LAUNCHED BY NATIONAL BOOK AWARD WINNER Washington, D.C.–based American University will be the site of the first National Antiracist Book Festival, providing a platform for nearly 50 authors and publishing professionals to discuss policies and power structures that fuel racism in America, as well as the efforts being made to […]

Read More…

Whose Life Stories Are Being Neglected In Picture Books?

WHOSE LIFE STORIES ARE BEING NEGLECTED IN PICTURE BOOKS? – MAY 4 The event will tackle key issues related to diversity such as whose life stories are celebrated versus whose are often ignored and not told. The event will also take a look at how thoughtfully these life stories are written for young readers, and […]

Read More…

Independent Book Stores & Independent Publishers

INDEPENDENT BOOKSTORE DAY by Louise Erdrich — the internationally recognized author of many novels, poems, short stories and children’s books) carries books by Native authors along with a selection of other carefully selected titles, Native art and jewelry. READ MORE… INDEPENDENT BOOK PUBLISHERS ASSOCIATION UNIVERSITY 2019: RACCAH SPILLS SECRETS TO INDIE PUBLISHING SUCCESS W. Nikola-Lisa of […]

Read More…

Pam Munoz Ryan USA Nominee For 2018 Hans Christain Andersen Award

PAM MUNOZ RYAN USA NOMINEE 2018 HANS CHRISTIAN ANDERSEN AWARD FOR WRITING “Readers need more than one story. They need many stories about many different families and cultures, traditions and holidays, histories and realities. Reading a breadth of stories nurtures the seeds of understanding.” Pam Muñoz Ryan READ MORE… MAINE ILLUSTRATOR MELISSA SWEET EARNS NATIONAL […]

Read More…

Books To Electrify, Edify, And Exemplify

HMH BOOKS & MEDIA INTRODUCES KWAME ALEXANDER’S VERSIFY IMPRINT WITH MULTI-AUTHOR BUS TOUR Versify’s mission is present books to “electrify, edify, and exemplify” with accessible and powerful prose and poetry that celebrates the lives and reflects the possibilities of all children. Its debut list includes four books: The Last Last-Day-of-Summer by Lamar Giles; ¡Vamos! Let’s Go to the Market by […]

Read More…

Celebrate Women’s History Month

CELEBRATE WOMEN’S HISTORY MONTH WITH AUTHOR EMILY ARNOLD MCCULLY In celebration of Women’s History Month, we sat down with Caldecott award-winning author and illustrator, Emily Arnold McCully, via satellite to talk about her book “She Did It! 21 Women Who Changed The Way We Think” WATCH HERE… EDWIDGE DANTICAT’S NEW KID’S BOOK EXPLORES A MOTHER’S […]

Read More…

Jane Addams Peace Association