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October 1, 2014

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Jane Addams Children’s Book Awards Honor Interned Japanese Americans

Winifred Conkling. Photo by Rocco Staino.

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.