Jane Addams Book Awards Announced!

The Jane Addams Peace Association announced the 2010 Jane Addams Children Book Award today. The awards are "given annually to the children's books published the preceding year that effectively promote the cause of peace, social justice, world community, and the equality of the sexes and all races as well as meeting conventional standards for excellence". It is one of my favorite awards and the winner and honor books are all fantastic choices.

Younger Children
Nasreen’s Secret School: A True Story from Afghanistan, written and illustrated by Jeanette Winter
Honor Books:
Sojourner Truth’s Step-Stomp Stride, by Andrea Davis Pinkney & Brian Pinkney
You and Me and Home Sweet Home by George Ella Lyon and Stephanie Anderson

Older Children

Marching for Freedom: Walk Together, Children, and Don’t You Grow Weary by Elizabeth Partridge
Honor Books:
Almost Astronauts: 13 Women Who Dared to Dream by Tanya Lee Stone
Claudette Colvin, by Phillip Hoose

Kudoes to committee members for fine choices!

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