November 18, 2017

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Imagining Peace

Three new books serving a range of grades will jump start #PeaceDay discussions on September 21.

Civil Rights Movement Spotlighted at Jane Addams Book Awards Ceremony

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.

Mo Willems Exhibit; Kidlit Book Awards; Gaming in the Classroom | News Bites

Celebrate 10 years of Mo Willems’s Pigeon with a visit to the Eric Carle Museum of Picture Book Art in Amherst, MA, which will be hosting an exhibit on the award-winning author/illustrator. Winners for the Jane Addams, Golden Kite, and IRA awards have been announced. Attend a one-day workshop focused on integrating games into the K–12 classroom. These stories and more, in this week’s News Bites.