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‘Tis The Season for Giving Back to Your Community

Jane Addams’s Mission in Action at NCTE: Several of the creators of the 2022 Jane Addams Children’s Book Award-winning and honor books, along with members of the Award’s Selection Committee, presented their books at the National Council of Teachers of English in Anaheim, Calif., last month. Front row: (Ray Anthony Shepard, Carole Boston Weatherford, Aida […]

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‘Tis The Season for Giving Back to Your Community

Jane Addams’s Mission in Action at NCTE: Several of the creators of the 2022 Jane Addams Children’s Book Award-winning and honor books, along with members of the Award’s Selection Committee, presented their books at the National Council of Teachers of English in Anaheim, Calif., last month. Front row: (Ray Anthony Shepard, Carole Boston Weatherford, Aida […]

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The Peace Association Celebrates Native American Heritage Month

  November Is Native American Heritage Month! This month honors Indigenous communities, their culture, and their resilience as they faced assimilation, discrimination & genocide spanning generations. It’s a time to celebrate the rich histories, diverse cultures and important contributions of our nation’s first people. Help young people celebrate with these Jane Addams Children’s Book Award-Winning […]

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Celebrating National Hispanic Heritage Month – October Newsletter

Hispanic Heritage Month (HHM) takes place September 15 to October 15 every year as a time to recognize and celebrate the many contributions, diverse cultures, and extensive histories of the Latinx community. During this month and throughout the year, the Jane Addams Peace Association honors and celebrates the history, heritage, and accomplishments of the Latinx […]

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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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