70th Anniversary of the Jane Addams Children’s Book Award

The Jane Addams Peace Association celebrated the 70th anniversary of its Children’s Book Award, together with the Chicago Public Library, celebrating its 150th anniversary, on Tuesday, April 25, 2023 at the Harold Washington Library Center in Chicago.

We would like to take this opportunity to thank all of our sponsors for their contributions toward and support of this event:

  • The Hastings Peace & Justice Fund
  • Tura Campanella Cook – Board of Directors (2011 – 2020)
  • Susan Griffith – Selection Committee (2007 – 2010)
  • Scholastic
  • Braylock for His Kingdom
  • Release Heaven On Earth
  • Jane Addams Hull-House Museum
  • Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh
  • Candlewick Press
  • HarperCollins Children’s Books
  • Macmillan Children’s Publishing Group

We would also like to thank the the authors, illustrators, and publishers of this year’s winning and honor books, our wonderful selection committee, the students and faculty of Chicago’s Bouchet International School, our amazing Board of Directors, and all of those who stand in community with us. Thank you all for making this event truly special!


The 2022 NCTE Annual Convention

The 2022 NCTE Annual Convention offered access to more than 690 sessions led by literacy educators, for literacy educators. Centered around the theme, !Suenos! Pursuing the Light, this convention included sessions and messages specific to our time—finding the light for ourselves and for students while in a period of darkness, exacerbated by a worldwide pandemic.

The Jane Addams Peace Association would like to thank everyone including our incredible hosts, presenters, authors, illustrators, and special guests that attended this year’s conference. You all truly made this event special and worthwhile.