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May is a Month of Memories!

So many names to say, so much is the same and so much has changed. It is crucial that we say names of people who are gone too soon, not just gone, but murdered in the mess of oppression and hate that we ingest every day. We also report in this newsletter on memory-making that […]

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Jonah Winter Discusses The Difficulties – And Necessities – Of Introducing Picture Book Readers To Tough Topics #JACBA Newsletter

SPECIAL ANNOUNCEMENT April 30th: Video announcement and press release made publicWatch this space for a special announcement regarding the announcement of this year’s Jane Addams Children’s Book Award Winners and Honorees! Books and Authors Acclaimed author Jonah Winter discusses the difficulties-and necessities-of introducing picture-book readers to tough topics. Read More Lillian’s Right to Vote: A […]

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Jane Addams Award Winning Author Jacqueline Woodson World’s Largest Prize For Children’s Literature #JACBA Newsletter

SPECIAL ANNOUNCEMENT April 30th: Video announcement and press release made publicWatch this space for a special announcement regarding the announcement of this year’s Jane Addams Children’s Book Award Winners and Honorees! Jacqueline Woodson wins the world’s largest prize for children’s literature, the Astrid Lindgren Memorial Award Jacqueline Woodson, who won a National Book Award for […]

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Honoring The Life of Prolific Youth Nonfiction Writer Russell Freedman #JACBA Newsletter

SPECIAL ANNOUNCEMENT April 30th: Video announcement and press release made publicWatch this space for a special announcement regarding the announcement of this year’s Jane Addams Children’s Book Award Winners and Honorees! Celebrate The Life of Prolific Youth Nonfiction Writer Russell Freedman With His Books The youth literature world lost a giant last week. Russell Freedman, […]

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Faither Ringgold’s Art Frees Absent And Buried Voices #JACBA Newsletter

SPECIAL ANNOUNCEMENT April 30th: Video announcement and press release made publicWatch this space for a special announcement regarding the announcement of this year’s Jane Addams Children’s Book Award Winners and Honorees! FAITH RINGGOLD Faith Ringgold’s famous ‘story quilts’ come to the Crocker Artist, activist and author Faith Ringgold works in many media – painting, drawing, […]

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Oscar Nominee The Breadwinner (Based On The Jane Addams Book) Echoes A Broader Shift To Cultural Diversity In Film #JACBA Newsletter 02March2018

How Two Nominees for Best Animated Feature Found the Right Sound Academy Award winner Angelina Jolie put her producing muscle behind The Breadwinner, Irish filmmaker Nora Twomey’s adaptation of Deborah Ellis’s 2000 best-selling young-adult novel about an 11-year-old Afghan girl. The film is voiced almost entirely by relatively unknown Afghan actors…. Read More The Heaven […]

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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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