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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. Bookshare is pleased to provide the Medal winners in each category each year.

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Year Award Title Author Action
2004 Special Commendation The Breadwinner (Breadwinner #1) Ellis, Deborah
2003 Medal Winner (Older Children) Parvana's Journey (Breadwinner #2) Ellis, Deborah
2003 Medal Winner (Picture Book) Patrol: An American Soldier In Vietnam Myers, Walter Dean
2002 Medal Winner (Older Children) The Other Side of Truth Naidoo, Beverley
2002 Medal Winner (Picture Book) Martin's Big Words: The Life of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., illustrated by Bryan Collier Rappaport, Doreen
2001 Medal Winner (Older Children) Esperanza Rising Ryan, Pam Muñoz
2001 Medal Winner (Picture Book) The Composition Skármeta, Antonio
2000 Medal Winner (Older Children) Through My Eyes Lundell, Margo and Bridges, Ruby
2000 Medal Winner (Picture Book) Molly Bannaky, illustrated by Chris K. Soentpiet Mcgill, Alice
1999 Medal Winner (Older Children) Bat 6 Wolff, Virginia Euwer
1999 Medal Winner (Picture Book) Marianthe's Story, Painted Words: Marianthe's Story, Spoken Memories Aliki
1998 Medal Winner (Older Children) Habibi Nye, Naomi Shihab
1998 Medal Winner (Picture Book) Seven Brave Women Hearne, Betsy and Andersen, Bethanne
1997 Medal Winner (Older Children) Growing Up in Coal Country Bartoletti, Susan Campbell
1997 Medal Winner (Picture Book) Wilma Unlimited: How Wilma Rudolph Became The World's Fastest Woman Krull, Kathleen
1996 Medal Winner (Older Children) The Well Taylor, Mildred D.
1996 Special Commendation Middle Passage: White Ships/ Black Cargo Feelings, Tom and Clarke, John Henrik
1995 Medal Winner (Older Children) Kids at Work: Lewis Hine and the Crusade Against Child Labor Freedman, Russell
1995 Medal Winner (Picture Book) Sitti's Secrets Nye, Naomi Shihab
1994 Medal Winner (Older Children) Freedom's Children Levine, Ellen
1994 Medal Winner (Picture Book) This Land Is My Land Littlechild, George
1993 Medal Winner (Older Children) Taste of Salt: A Story of Modern Haiti Temple, Frances
1993 Medal Winner (Picture Book) Aunt Harriet's Underground Railroad in the Sky Ringgold, Faith
1992 Medal Winner Journey of the Sparrows Buss, Fran Leeper
1991 Medal Winner The Big Book for Peace Alexander, Lloyd and Sachs, Marilyn and Lowry, Lois and Uchida, Yoshiko and Paterson, Katherine and Fritz, Jean and Babbitt, Natalie and Willard, Nancy and Livingston, Myra Cohn and Zolotow, Charlotte and Bierhorst, John and Hurd, Thacher and Kellogg, Steven and Meltzer, Milton and Walter, Mildred Pitts and George, Jean Craighead
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