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

The Jane Addams Peace Association Celebrates Black History Month!

  In the wake of violence against African Americans and in a moment of national reckoning in Summer 2020, the Jane Addams Peace Association put together a reading and resource list that can be used to inspire and spark conversations amongst students, parents, and educators about racial justice, racial equity, and anti-racism. The Jane Addams […]

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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! October 2020 Civilization […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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