Jane Addams Children's Book Awards
Saturday, April 27, 2013 from 9:30 AM to 12:00 PM
Jane Addams Children's Book Awards Announcement 2013
Inheriting the Legacies of Peace & Justice
Date & Time
Saturday April 27, 2013 | 9:30 AM - 12:00 PM
Jane Addams Hull-House Museum, Residents’ Dining Hall
800 South Halsted St.
Chicago, IL 60607
First awarded in 1953, the Jane Addams Children’s Book Awards honors exemplary children's literature that most effectively promote peace, social justice, world community, and gender and racial equality to young readers. Join us for the announcement of the 2013 winning books, book-making craft activity for youth, and a special presentation, “Talking about Peace and Justice with Children”
by elementary school educators.
“We may either smother the divine fire in youth or we may feed it.”
-Jane Addams, The Spirit of Youth and the City Streets
Susan Freiss and Jennifer Peterson, Stoner Prairie Elementary, Fitchburg, Wisconsin
Free and open to the public.
9:30 - Continental Breakfast
10:00 - Hull-House Museum Welcome
10:05 - Jane Addams Peace Association Greeting
10:10 - Craft/book making activity with Chicago Childcare Collective (children)
10:10 - Talking with Children About Peace and Justice Presentation (adults)
10:45 - Award announcement
11:00 - Reading of winning books and Turn and Talk
When & Where
Jane Addams Hull-House Museum
The Jane Addams Hull-House Museum serves as a dynamic memorial to social reformer Jane Addams, the first American woman to receive the Nobel Peace Prize, and her colleagues whose work changed the lives of their immigrant neighbors as well as national and international public policy. The Museum preserves and develops the original Hull-House site for the interpretation and continuation of the historic settlement house vision, linking research, education, and social change.