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

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! Now, young people, with adult support, have the opportunity to read Jane Addams Children?s Book Award Finalist books and share their perspective with the committee!

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Civilization is a method of living, an
attitude of equal respect for all men”

-Jane Addams

Jane Addams Peace Association