Jane Addams Children’s Book Award Announcement
Date & Time
April 28, 2012
9 am – 12:30 pm
Hull House Museum
FREE to all
Louise Knight, noted biographer of Jane Addams
Larry Spivak, Regional Director of AFSCME and president of Illinois Labor History Society
“What after all has maintained the human race on this old globe despite all the calamities of nature and all the tragic failings of mankind, if not faith in new possibilities and courage to advocate them.”
The Legacy of Jane Addams through Children’s Books
The stories honored by the Jane Addams Children’s Book Award (JACBA) since 1953 are stories of people much like Addams encountered in Chicago and around the world. Marianne Baker, Chair, 2012 Jane Addams Children’s Book Award Committee, describes the legacy of Jane Addams and the history of the Award. She will also review books that won the Award in its first two decades and more recent JACBA novels, picture books and biographies that bring today’s young readers stories of resilient children and inspiring leaders absorbed in struggles for human rights and social justice worldwide.
Sponsored by Jane Addams Peace Association
* All views expressed are those of the guests and do not necessarily represent the views of, and should not be attributed to, the Jane Addams Hull-House Museum, or the University of Illinois at Chicago, College of Architecture and the Arts.