The Jane Addams Children's Book Award

The Jane Addams Children's Book Award

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Jane Addams (1860a€“1935) was an inspired activist who struck at the roots of social injustice through persistent and thoughtful action, advocating for reforms in sanitation, housing and work conditions, and child labor. In 1915 Addams founded the Womena€™s International League for Peace and Freedom (WILPF), and in 1931 she became the first American female recipient of the Nobel Peace Prize. Eighteen years after Addamsa€™s death, members of the WILPF created the Jane Addams Childrena€™s Book Award. Presented annually, the award honors childrena€™s books that invite readers to think deeply about peace, social justice, world community, and equality for all races and genders. The Jane Addams Childrena€™s Book Award: Honoring Childrena€™s Literature for Peace and Social Justice since 1953 is the first book to examine the award as well as its winners and honor books. In this volume, Susan C. Griffith reviews and synthesizes Addamsa€™s ideas and legacy, so that her life and accomplishments can be used as a focal point for exploring issues of social justice through childrena€™s literature. In addition to a history and overview of the award, this work contains annotated bibliographies with thematically arranged winners and honor books bestowed in Addamsa€™s name. Supporting literature study in classrooms and integrating points of reflection drawn from the activista€™s life, The Jane Addams Childrena€™s Book Award is an invaluable resource for educators, students, and librarians.Honor Books for Older Children Jimenez, Francisco. The Circuit: Stories from the Life of a Mgrant Child. ... The a€œcircuita€ moves them from one crop to the next, one town to the next. ... Chapters each written in the distinct voice of a different individual blend the conflicts and connections that arise as people from diverse culturalanbsp;...

Title:The Jane Addams Children's Book Award
Author:Susan C. Griffith
Publisher:Rowman & Littlefield - 2013-09-05


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