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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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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

Blue Mystery

by Margot Benary-Isbert

The principal event is the disappearance of a blue gloxinia, [Blue Mystery] a special flower of Dr. Benninger's, and the clearance of Fridolin from suspicion.

Jane Addams Children’s Book Award Winner

Date Added: 05/25/2017


Year: 1957

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

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

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

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

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

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

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 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

Rainbow Round the World

by Elizabeth Yates

The author describes her travels with a young boy as they visit 10 countries where UNICEF funds were being used.

Jane Addams Children’s Book Award Winner

Date Added: 05/25/2017


Year: 1955

Category: n/a

Award: Medal Winner

The Perilous Road

by William O. Steele

Chris Brabson hates Yankees, plain and simple. Not only are the Union troops down in Tennessee where they don't belong, but they helped themselves to all the supplies his family had saved for winter. And to add to it all, his brother joined up with the Union Army. How could he betray the south, Chris wonders.

Chris wants to prove his loyalty to the Confederate cause, any way he can. When he sees a Union wagon train cutting through the valley, he has his chance. He tells a spy where and how the Confederates can attack. But then he finds out that Jethro could be driving one of those Yankee wagons! Has he just caused the death of his own brother?

A Newbery Honor book and Jane Addams Children's Book Award Medal Winner

Date Added: 05/25/2017


Year: 1958

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

The Story Of The Negro

by Arna Bontemps and Raymond Lufkin

A history of the Negro race, from the early tribes of Africa and empire of Ethiopia, through the practice of slavery in many areas, especially the United States, to early twentieth century achievements of American Negroes.

Jane Addams Children’s Book Award Winner

Date Added: 05/25/2017


Year: 1956

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

The Breadwinner

by Deborah Ellis

Young Parvana lives with her family in one room of a bombed-out apartment building in Kabul, Afghanistan. Because Parvana's father has a foreign education, he is arrested by the Taliban. The family becomes increasingly desperate until Parvana conceives a plan.

Date Added: 05/25/2017


Year: 2004

Category: n/a

Award: Special Commendation

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

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 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

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 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

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

What Then Raman

by Shirley L. Arora

A boy in India is the first in his village to learn to read and longs to buy a special book. He comes from a poor country family which has barely enough money to buy food. To earn more money, Raman works gathering plants for an American woman, and learns that with education comes responsibility as well as privilege.

Jane Addams Children’s Book Award Winner

Date Added: 05/25/2017


Year: 1961

Category: n/a

Award: Medal Winner


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