Rocco Staino reports on the titles honored at this year’s Jane Addams Peace Awards celebration.
The Civil Rights Movement was at the forefront this year at the 60th annual Jane Addams Children’s Book Awards ceremony, held October 18 in New York City. The awards are given annually to children’s books, praised for their excellence, that also promote peace, social justice, world community, and the equality of the sexes and races.
Two books with historical ties to the Japanese American internment during World War II won the 59th Jane Addams Children’s Book Award, recognizing books promoting peace, social justice, world community, and equality of the sexes and races. The winners gathered at the Jane Addams Peace Association’s headquarters in New York City for the October 19 ceremony.