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Jane Addams Children's Book Award Winners

Description: The Jane Addams Childrens' Book Awards are given annually to those books of exceptional quality which promote the cause of peace, social justice, world community, and the equality of the sexes and all races. #award #kids


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Kids at Work

by Russell Freedman

Lewis Hine's photographs expose the chilling reality of the inhumane working conditions American children endured during the early twentieth century. Hines's photographs of children at work were so devastating that they convinced the American people that Congress must pass child labor laws.

Date Added: 05/25/2017


Year: 1995

Category: Older Children

Award: Medal Winner

This Land Is My Land

by George Littlechild

Artist George Littlechild shows and tells us what it means to be a young Native artist living on the cusp of the 21st century. Giving thanks to the ancestors who have guided him, he documents the struggles of Native peoples and offers us stories of delight, humor and healing.

Date Added: 05/25/2017


Year: 1994

Category: Picture Book

Award: Medal Winner

Freedom's Children

by Ellen S. Levine

In this inspiring collection of true stories, thirty African-Americans who were children or teenagers in the 1950s and 1960s talk about what it was like for them to fight segregation in the South-to sit in an all-white restaurant and demand to be served, to refuse to give up a seat at the front of the bus, to be among the first to integrate the public schools, and to face violence, arrest, and even death for the cause of freedom."Thrilling...Nothing short of wonderful."-The New York TimesAwards:( A School Library Journal Best Book of the Year( A Booklist Editors' Choice

Date Added: 05/25/2017


Year: 1994

Category: Older Children

Award: Medal Winner

Aunt Harriet's Underground Railroad In The Sky

by Faith Ringgold

Cassie, who flew above New York in Tar Beach, soars into the sky once more. This time, she and her brother Be Be meet a train full of people, and Be Be joins them. But the train departs before Cassie can climb aboard. With Harriet Tubman as her guide, Cassie retraces the steps escaping slaves took on the real Underground Railroad and is finally reunited with her brother at the story's end.

Jane Addams Children’s Book Award Winner

Date Added: 05/25/2017


Year: 1993

Category: Picture Book

Award: Medal Winner

Taste of Salt

by Frances Temple

In the hospital after being beaten by Macoutes, seventeen-year-old Djo tells the story of his impoverished life to a young woman who, like him, has been working with the social reformer Father Aristide to fight the repression in Haiti.

Date Added: 05/25/2017


Year: 1993

Category: Book for Older Children

Award: Medal Winner

Journey of the Sparrows

by Fran Leeper Buss

Maria and her brother and sister, Salvadoran refugees, are smuggled into the United States in crates and try to eke out a living in Chicago with the help of a sympathetic family.

Date Added: 05/25/2017


Year: 1992

Category: n/a

Award: Medal Winner

The Big Book for Peace

by Lloyd Alexander and Marilyn Sachs and Lois Lowry and Yoshiko Uchida and Katherine Paterson and Jean Fritz and Natalie Babbitt and Nancy Willard and Myra Cohn Livingston and Charlotte Zolotow and John Bierhorst and Thacher Hurd and Steven Kellogg and Milton Meltzer and Mildred Pitts Walter and Jean Craighead George

The wisdom of peace and the absurdity of fighting are demonstrated in seventeen stories and poems by outstanding authors of today such as Jean Fritz, Milton Meltzer, and Nancy Willard.

Date Added: 05/25/2017


Year: 1991

Category: n/a

Award: Medal Winner

A Long Hard Journey

by Patricia C. Mckissack and Fredrick L. Mckissack

"An exciting labor history . . . an excellent introduction to the subject". --School Library Journal.

Coretta Scott King Award winner.

Date Added: 05/25/2017


Year: 1990

Category: n/a

Award: Medal Winner

Looking Out

by Victoria Boutis

Though pleased to be part of the "in" crowd at her new school, Ellen's growing awareness of her parents' social concerns, expressed in their support of the condemned Rosenbergs, forces her to make a choice about what really matters in life.

Date Added: 05/25/2017


Year: 1989

Category: n/a

Award: Medal Winner

Anthony Burns

by Virginia Hamilton

The true story of a young man struggling for freedom at the dawn of the Civil War Anthony Burns is a runaway slave who has just started to build a life for himself in Boston. Then his former owner comes to town to collect him. Anthony won't go willingly, though, and people across the city step forward to make sure he's not taken.

Based on the true story of a man who stood up against the Fugitive Slave Law, Hamilton's gripping account follows the battle in the streets and in the courts to keep Burns a citizen of Boston--a battle that is the prelude to the nation's bloody Civil War.

Jane Addams Children’s Book Award Winner

Date Added: 05/25/2017


Year: 1989

Category: n/a

Award: Medal Winner

Waiting For The Rain

by Sheila Gordon

This novel shows the bonds of friendship under the strain of apartheid as two lifelong friends, Tengo and Frikkie, come of age amidst the tragedy of South Africa.

Date Added: 05/25/2017


Year: 1988

Category: n/a

Award: Medal Winner

Nobody Wants A Nuclear War

by Judith Vigna

When a mother discovers her small daughter and son have built a shelter to protect themselves from nuclear attact, she explains that grownups all over the world are working hard to make the world safe for children to grow up in.

Jane Addams Children’s Book Award Winner

Date Added: 05/25/2017


Year: 1987

Category: n/a

Award: Medal Winner

Ain't Gonna Study War No More

by Milton Meltzer

A history of those who have protested war with emphasis on the United States.

Date Added: 05/25/2017


Year: 1986

Category: n/a

Award: Medal Winner

The Short Life Of Sophie Scholl

by Hermann Vinke and Ilse Aichinger

The biography of the twenty-one year-old German student who was put to death for her anti-Nazi activities with the underground group called the White Rose.

Date Added: 05/25/2017


Year: 1985

Category: n/a

Award: Medal Winner

Rain Of Fire

by Marion Dane Bauer

When Steve's older brother Matthew, returning home after service in World War II, refuses to talk about his wartime experiences, Steve's friends begin to doubt the stories he has told of Matthew's heroism.

Date Added: 05/25/2017


Year: 1984

Category: n/a

Award: Medal Winner

Children as Teachers of Peace

by Gerald G. Jampolsky

This book by our children is the result of a joyous journey. From the day we were inspired by the realization of the truth in the words "Children as Teachers of Peace"... to the invitation we issued that same week to children throughout the country to express their thoughts and advice about peace... to the day only five weeks later when this book was delivered to the publisher, we have been profoundly moved by the truth our children speak for all of us.

Date Added: 05/25/2017


Year: 1983

Category: n/a

Award: Special Commendation

All The Colors Of The Race

by Arnold Adoff and John L. Steptoe

A collection of poems written from the point of view of a child with a black mother and a white father.

Date Added: 05/25/2017


Year: 1983

Category: n/a

Award: Special Commendation

Hiroshima No Pika

by Toshi Maruki

August 6, 1945, 8:15 a.m.

Hiroshima. Japan

A little girl and her parents are eating breakfast, and then it happened.

HIROSHIMA NO PIKA. This book is dedicated to the fervent hope the Flash will never happen again, anywhere.

Jane Addams Children’s Book Award Winner

Date Added: 05/25/2017


Year: 1983

Category: n/a

Award: Medal Winner

A Spirit to Ride the Whirlwind

by Athena V. Lord

Twelve-year-old Binnie, whose mother runs a company boarding house in Lowell, Massachusetts, begins working in a textile mill and is caught up in the 1836 strike of women workers.

Date Added: 05/25/2017


Year: 1982

Category: n/a

Award: Medal Winner

First Woman In Congress

by Florence Meiman White

A biography of the first woman elected to Congress, who spent the 92 years of her life as a leader for woman suffrage, a lobbyist, and a social reformer.

Date Added: 05/25/2017


Year: 1981

Category: n/a

Award: Medal Winner

Natural History

by M. B. Goffstein

Text and illustrations descibe the riches of the earth and how people can promote peace and goodwill by sharing equitably with each other and their fellow creatures.

Jane Addams Children’s Book Award Winner

Date Added: 05/25/2017


Year: 1980

Category: n/a

Award: Special Commendation

The Road from Home

by David Kherdian

An extraordinary biography, this is also a record and reminder of yet another infamous holocaust in our century. Veron Dumehjian was born to a prosperous Armenian family, who lived in the Armenian quarter of the city of Aziziya, Turkey. Her early childhood was idyllic, until 1915, when the Turkish government, after years of persecuting its Christian minorities, decided to rid Turkey of its Armenian population. Veron was deported with her family and survived incredible hardship and suffering until, at the age of 16, she left for America as a "mail-order" bride. Poet-anthologist David Kherdian's story of his mother is a unique and gripping story of courage, survival and hope.

Newbery Medal Honor book

Date Added: 05/25/2017


Year: 1980

Category: n/a

Award: Medal Winner

Many Smokes, Many Moons

by Jamake Highwater

With emphasis on the tribes in North America, this book uses the art and artifacts of various Indian cultures to illustrate events affecting their history from earliest times through 1973.

Date Added: 05/25/2017


Year: 1979

Category: n/a

Award: Medal Winner

The Wheel of King Asoka

by Ashok Davar

A brief account of King Asoka and how he ruled over his dynasty making it powerful and symbolized Ashoka Chakra. Throughout centuries the wheel of King Asoka has been there to inspire us to live as did this great king of India - in peace and love.

Date Added: 05/25/2017


Year: 1978

Category: n/a

Award: Special Commendation

Amifika

by Lucille Clifton and Thomas Digrazia

When Amifika hears that his mother is going to get rid of things his father won't remember, Amifika thinks he might be one of those things since he can't remember his father. So, he looks for a place to hide...

Jane Addams Children’s Book Award Winner

Date Added: 05/25/2017


Year: 1978

Category: n/a

Award: Special Commendation


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