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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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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

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

Child of the Owl

by Laurence Yep

A young girl is sent to live with her grandmother in Chinatown and finds her Chinese heritage for the first time.

Date Added: 05/25/2017


Year: 1978

Category: n/a

Award: Medal Winner

Never to Forget

by Milton Meltzer

Six million Jews were killed in Europe between the years 1933 and 1945. What can that number mean to us today? We can that number mean to us today? We are told never to forget the Holocaust, but how can we remember something so incomprehensible?

Date Added: 05/25/2017


Year: 1977

Category: n/a

Award: Medal Winner

Paul Robeson (Crowell Biographies)

by Eloise Greenfield

A biography of the black man who became a famous singer, actor, and spokesman for equal rights for his people.

Date Added: 05/25/2017


Year: 1976

Category: n/a

Award: Medal Winner

The Princess And The Admiral

by Charlotte Pomerantz and Tony Chen

A small patch of dry Asian land called the Tiny Kingdom serves as the home for a community of poor farmers and fisherfolk. The land, as poor as its people, holds no gold, silver, or other riches. For this reason, no country has ever waged war against the Tiny Kingdom, and the people have lived in peace for 100 years. But when Princess Mat Mat, ruler of the Tiny Kingdom, meets with her advisers to plan a great peace celebration, they bring bad news. A large fleet of warships is sailing toward them and will attack their people in just two days. With no army, no forts, and no arsenal, how can the princess defend her country? Her wisdom testifies that the most heroic action does not win wars, but prevents them. Princess Mat Mat devises a plan that includes, as an unexpected ally, the moon.

Jane Addams Children’s Book Award Winner

Date Added: 05/25/2017


Year: 1975

Category: n/a

Award: Medal Winner

The Riddle of Racism

by S. Carl Hirsch

For thousands of years men have known that the inhabitants of different parts of the world are often visibly different. But in America, for the first time anywhere on earth, three great racial groups met in large numbers on the same continent. White colonizers took the land from the native population they called Indians, whose physical traits linked them to Asian origins. Black people were brought here from Africa to serve the white settlers as slaves. "Under this set of conditions," observes S. Carl Hirsch, "the meeting of the three great races on America's soil was not likely to he a happy one." In this bold, challenging book, the author examines the historical record for the roots of the race hatred that has troubled our nation since its inception. Within a chronological framework, the book traces the search for scientific knowledge of race as a biological phenomenon against the background of political events that reveal its sociological aspects. The scientific struggle was focussed on the question of "superior" and "inferior races, from a time when white supremacy was the prevailing view of America's political, social, and religious leaders, including those opposed to slavery, to today's understanding of a concept of race its biological and cultural significance. Along the way the reader meets many individuals whose personal stories illuminate the perpetual questions underlying that irrational force which still continues to pervade our land: racism.

A Jane Addams Children's Book Award Winner.

Date Added: 05/25/2017


Year: 1973

Category: n/a

Award: Medal Winner

The Tamarack Tree

by Betty Underwood and Bea Holmes

In 1833 Bernadette come to Canterbury dreaming of a better education. She found herself in the middle of an uproar over girls of color being admitted to a female seminary in a time when education for white women was hard to come by.

Jane Addams Children’s Book Award Winner

Date Added: 05/25/2017


Year: 1972

Category: n/a

Award: Medal Winner

Jane Addams Pioneer of Social Justice

by Cornelia Meigs

Jane Addams, the first women to receive the Nobel Peace prize, was a vivid example of the influence that can be achieved through courage, perseverance, personal integrity and respect for others regardless of social status. Not only is this book an interesting historical narrative, but it carefully reminds the reader of unsuitable urban living and working conditions of the past as it traces the development of social attitudes now taken for granted.

Jane Addams Children’s Book Award Winner

Date Added: 05/25/2017


Year: 1971

Category: n/a

Award: Medal Winner

The Cay

by Theodore Taylor

Phillip is excited when the Germans invade the small island of Curaçao. War has always been a game to him, and he’s eager to glimpse it firsthand–until the freighter he and his mother are traveling to the United States on is torpedoed.

When Phillip comes to, he is on a small raft in the middle of the sea. Besides Stew Cat, his only companion is an old West Indian, Timothy. Phillip remembers his mother’s warning about black people: “They are different, and they live differently.”

But by the time the castaways arrive on a small island, Phillip’s head injury has made him blind and dependent on Timothy.

· A New York Times Best Book of the Year

· A School Library Journal Best Book of the Year

· A Horn Book Honor Book

· An American Library Association Notable Book

· A Publishers Weekly Children’s Book to Remember

· A Child Study Association’s Pick of Children’s Books of the Year

· Lewis Carroll Shelf Award

· Commonwealth Club of California: Literature Award

· Southern California Council on Literature for Children and Young People Award

· Woodward School Annual Book Award

· Friends of the Library Award, University of California at Irvine

· Jane Addams Book Award

Date Added: 05/25/2017


Year: 1970

Category: n/a

Award: Medal Winner

The Endless Steppe

by Esther Hautzig

A young Polish girl, her father, her mother, and her grandmother are taken prisoner by the Russians during World War II, evicted from their home, and shipped in a filthy cattle car to a forced-labor camp in a remote, impoverished Siberian village. For four terrible years, the family struggles for beds, food, clothing, fuel--all the everyday things that one takes for granted. Despite bitter hardships, the family makes a new life with new friends. And they never lose their deep affection and trust in one another. Esther Rudomin Hautzig's account of her childhood in Siberia is a magnificent story of the triumph of the human spirit.

A Jane Addams Children's Book Award Winner.

Date Added: 05/25/2017


Year: 1969

Category: n/a

Award: Medal Winner

The Little Fishes

by Erik Christian Haugaard

The story of a twelve-year-old Italian boy who, while suffering under German occupation, struggles to protect his spirit and humanity which was his late mother’s only wish.

Date Added: 05/25/2017


Year: 1968

Category: n/a

Award: Medal Winner

Queenie Peavy

by Robert Burch

Queenie Peavy is the worst troublemaker at school and the best shot in Georgia — with her father in jail, why shouldn't she be angry? But Queenie wonders what would happen if she tried to behave herself, just for one day...

Date Added: 05/25/2017


Year: 1967

Category: n/a

Award: Medal Winner

Berries Goodman

by Emily Cheney Neville

The Goodman family move to the suburbs and nine-year-old Berries finds his nearest playmate is a girl, Sandra. She is a year older than Berries, feels superior in many ways, and undertakes to teach him prejudice against Jews.

Jane Addams Children’s Book Award Winner

Date Added: 05/25/2017


Year: 1966

Category: n/a

Award: Medal Winner

Meeting with a Stranger

by Duane Bradley

Cantuffa is a thick thorn bush which once covered much of the land of Ethiopia, preventing any progress until it had been cut away. For this reason an emperor about to make a voyage across the country proclaimed, "Cut down the cantuffa in the four quarters of the world, for I know not where I am going."

This story helps to shack away at some of the thorns which still obscure this nation. It describes the young boy Teffera, left in charge of his family's farm and sheep while his father was undergoing an operation. When a ferangi, an American, came to his small village to help teach new methods of caring for the sheep, Teffera had to decide whether he should accept this advice. His people had had substantial reason to mistrust the Westerners, and he was instilled with pride in own traditions, but on the other hand his flocks were dying.

This book has the dual value of illuminating the character of the Ethiopian peasant and of providing an insight into the problems they must face in adapting to progress while maintaining their national spirit.

Jane Addams Children’s Book Award Winner

Date Added: 05/25/2017


Year: 1965

Category: n/a

Award: Medal Winner

Profiles in Courage Young Readers Memorial Edition

by John F. Kennedy

Courage is the virtue that President Kennedy most admired. He sought out those people who had demonstrated in some way, whether it was on a battlefield or a baseball diamond, in a speech or fighting for a cause, that they had courage, that they would stand up, that they could be counted on.

That is why this book so fitted his personality, his beliefs. It is a study of men who, at risk to themselves, their futures, even the well-being of their children, stood fast for principle. It was toward that ideal that he modeled his life. And this in time gave heart to others.

As Andrew Jackson said, "One man with courage makes a majority." That is the effect President Kennedy had on others.

Jane Addams Children’s Book Award Winner

Date Added: 05/25/2017


Year: 1964

Category: n/a

Award: Medal Winner

The Monkey and the Wild, Wild Wind

by Ryerson Johnson and Lois Lignell

This is the story of a monkey whose antics resulted in cooperation and friendship among the animals stranded in a cave.

Jane Addams Children’s Book Award Winner

Date Added: 05/25/2017


Year: 1963

Category: n/a

Award: Medal Winner

The Road to Agra

by Armiee Sommerfelt

The Road to Agra is a children's novel, written by Aimée Sommerfelt and published in Norwegian in 1959 as Veien til Agra. It is her most famous work and has been translated into 17 other languages. It is a tender story of the love between thirteen-year-old Lalu and his younger sister, Maya, who is seven. Lalu protects his sister and takes care of her needs. His concern for Maya's failing eyesight, the result of a contagious disease called trachoma, prompts Lalu to take his sister on a perilous, three-hundred-mile journey on foot to seek medical help. Lalu's desire to better his situation in life and his unwavering commitment to his goal will inspire young readers.

Jane Addams Children’s Book Award Winner

Date Added: 05/25/2017


Year: 1962

Category: n/a

Award: Medal Winner


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