Jane Addams Book Awards Reading
Join teachers, students and members of the Madison branch of Women's International League for Peace and Freedom (WILPF) in a discussion of the 60th annual JANE ADDAMS award winning children's books. Learn how you can use the books in your classroom or living room to help children learn about and practice peace and justice in their everyday lives. This session will feature readings, book displays and a roundtable discussion of this year's winners: Each Kindness and We Have a Job.
The Jane Addams Children's Book Awards are given annually to the children's books published the preceding year that effectively promote the cause of peace, social justice, world community, and the equality of the sexes and all races as well as meeting conventional standards for excellence.
The Jane Addams Children's Book Awards have been presented annually since 1953 by the Women's International League for Peace and Freedom (WILPF) and the Jane Addams Peace Association. Beginning in 1993, a Picture Book category was created. Honor books may be chosen in each category.