2016 Winners and Honor books

Congratulations to the 64th Jane Addams Children's Book Awardees Susan Lynn Meyer, Eric Velasquez, Lynda Blackmon Lowery, Elspeth Leacock, Susan Buckley, PJ Loughran, Edwidge Danticat, Leslie Staub, Vaunda Micheaux Nelson, R. Gregory Christie, Jonah Winter, Shane W. Evans, Marilyn Hilton.

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Honoring children's books since 1953


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.

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Jane Addams’ descendents: Jamie Addams, Stacy Blair and daughters
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