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

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 between children and their adults–teachers, librarians, and caregivers–about what is happening in the world around them and how they can be changemakers in their own families and communities. We hope that promoting our final contenders in this way will serve to highlight a greater number of excellent children’s books that can deepen understanding of peaceand justice.

Watch for our winning and honor books to be announced on January 15, 2021, and plan to join us for a virtual ceremony on April 28, 2021, featuring winning and honor authors and illustrators—all are invited, whether they be in classrooms, libraries, or at home.

Jane Addams Peace Association