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

April is a time of Regrowth and Hope. With Love and Hope, we can Rock the Boat!

It’s the season of spring: Earth day, Passover, Ramadan, International Women Day, Deaf History Month, as well as water, workers’ rights, sexual assault awareness, and the first openly transgender Federal Official & first Native American Interior Secretary! It’s the season of celebration. Register now for the April 28th Jane Addams Children’s Book Award Virtual Ceremony. […]

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April is a time of Regrowth and Hope. With Love and Hope, we can Rock the Boat!

It’s the season of spring: Earth day, Passover, Ramadan, International Women Day, Deaf History Month, as well as water, workers’ rights, sexual assault awareness, and the first openly transgender Federal Official & first Native American Interior Secretary! It’s the season of celebration. Register now for the April 28th Jane Addams Children’s Book Award Virtual Ceremony. […]

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Books and Pictures Change Lives!

“She looks like me! One day, I can do that too!” That’s the message that children receive when they see and read about people who look like them. In March and every month, we invite discussion & action about power, equality, and the worth and importance of Black girls and all children. Women’s history is […]

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Shining a Light on Black Voices in February and All Year

This February, and every month, is a fine time to shine a still overdue light on Black people who contributed and lead the way in the arts, civil rights, politics, and science. Black history is our history. It’s a great time to be inspired to write some poetry too. Representation is important. Let this be […]

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Announcing 27 Jane Addams Children’s Book Award 2020 Finalists!

The Jane Addams Peace Association is delighted to announce that for the first time in the history of the Jane Addams Children’s Book Award, we are publicly sharing 27 finalist titles under consideration for the award! 2020 Finalists for Younger Children 2020 Finalists for Older Children We believe this year, especially, that these books and others like them can open up conversations […]

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Youth and Social Justice

The Jane Addams Children’s Book Award selection committee keeps in mind the perspectives of young people and their concerns when they identify titles for the award. Young people are spearheading social movements across the world and they care deeply about issues of peace and justice, and we want to hear from them! Civilization is a […]

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Allies in Support of Black Lives Matter

The Jane Addams Peace Association deeply honors and supports the Black Lives Matter mass movement and protests. Our vision is of a future where people actively work peaceful,equitable world. This is what we believe is unfolding today! The work will be ongoing. Visit our website to search through our Jane Addams Children’s Book Award database […]

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Yuyi Morales: Illustrations of Care & Hope

Meet Yuyi Morales, illustrator of the 2004 Jane Addams Children’s Book Award winning title for younger children, ‘Harvesting Hope: The Story of Cesar Chavez.’ Read a summary of the book Cesar Chavez was an American hero, a labor activist who worked tirelessly to improve working conditions for the migrant farm workers of California. In Krull’s […]

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Lynda Blackmon Lowery: Use Steady Loving Confrontation

Meet Lynda Blackmon Lowery coauthor (along with Elsbeth Leacock & Susan Buckley) of the 2016 Jane Addams Children’s Book Award Winning Title for Older Children, ‘Turning 15 on the Road to Freedom: My Story of the Selma Voting Rights March.’ Read a summary of the book Lynda Blackmon Lowery’s conversational tone is engaging and compelling […]

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