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December 21, 2014

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2014 Jane Addams Book Awards Highlight Human Rights

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Winning and honored titles included Sugar, a novel set on a plantation in the Reconstruction South, and Razia’s Ray of Hope, about the struggle for girls’ education in present-day Afghanistan.

Pick of the Day: Sugar | Audio

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Through the voice of 10-year-old , an emancipated slave in post-Civil War Louisiana, Jewell Parker Rhodes’s novel introduces a dark and little-known period of American history. Bahni Turpin magically brings all the characters to life in the audiobook version.