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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 theyidentify 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! Now, young people, with […]

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Addams Author Eloise Greenfied Is 2018 Coretta Scott King-Virginia Hamilton Award #JACBA Newsletter 23Feb2018

The Coretta Scott King Book Awards Eloise Greenfield is the recipient of the 2018 Coretta Scott King-Virginia Hamilton Award for Lifetime Achievement. “Eloise Greenfield is a trailblazer whose extraordinary books of poetry and prose have influenced many and continue to resonate with children today. Her rich body of work inspires and enriches readers,” said Award […]

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In Washington DC: Disrupting The Notion Of What Public Education And What Black Boys Can Do And Be #JACBA Newsletter 2Feb2018

These kids started a book club for minority boys. It’s the most popular club in school. The club dates back to December, when a fifth-grader complained one morning that his lackluster results on a citywide English exam didn’t reflect his true reading abilities. The principal, Mary Ann Stinson, placed a book she had lying around […]

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“Because Of Them: We Are,” Jacqueline Woodson National Ambassador For Young People’s Literature #JACBA Newsletter 26JAN2018

“What’s Your Equation?”: Jacqueline Woodson Inaugurated as Sixth National Ambassador for Young People’s Literature Through her platform, “READING = HOPE x CHANGE (What’s Your Equation?),” Woodson aims “to begin a conversation our country is hungry, but oftentimes afraid, to have.” After expressing gratitude to her editors and publishers, Woodson called on the audience to join […]

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