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The Jane Addams Peace Association was founded in 1948 "to foster a better understanding between the people of the world toward the end that wars may be avoided and a more lasting peace enjoyed." Since 1953 we have honored the outstanding children's books promoting peace and justice with the Jane Addams Children's Book Award.

The Jane Addams Children's Book Award annually recognizes children's books of literary and aesthetic excellence that effectively engage children in thinking about peace, social justice, global community, and equity for all people.

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Contact address for questions and book submissions:
Heather Palmer
Chair, Jane Addams Children's Book Award
Valley View Middle School
6750 Valley View Road
Edina, MN 55439

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