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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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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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Debbie Levy: Ask Open-Ended Questions

Intermediate & Middle School Activity Meet Debbie Levy author of the 2017 Jane Addams Children’s Book Award Honor Title ‘I Dissent: Ruth Bader Ginsberg Makes Her Mark.’ Read a summary of ‘I Dissent.’  I Dissent: Ruth Bader Ginsburg Makes Her Mark celebrates Ruth Bader Ginsburg’s lifelong refusal to accept the unacceptable. Inspired by her mother, […]

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Lesa Cline-Ransome & James E. Ransome: Ask Why

Intermediate & Middle School Activity Meet Lesa Cline-Ransome and James Ransome, husband and wife team and author and illustrator of the 2018 Jane Addams Children’s Books Award Honor Title, ‘Before She Was Harriet.’  Read a summary of ‘Before She Was Harriet.’ A journey backward in time through the life of the woman known most often […]

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Duncan Tonatiuh: Looking at Injustice

Intermediate & Middle School Activity Meet Duncan Tonatiuh, author of the 2015 Jane Addams Children’s Book Award Winning Title for Younger Children, ‘Separate is Never Equal.’  Read a summary of ‘Separate is Never Equal.’ In 1944, Sylvia Mendez’s Mexican American family had recently moved. She and her siblings were not allowed to go to the […]

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