Friday, September 28, 2012

Jane Addams Children's Book Award Award Ceremony


The Jane Addams Peace Association and
the Women’s International League for Peace and Freedom
invite you to the

Jane Addams Children's Book Award
59th Annual Award Ceremony

Friday, October 19th at 2:30 PM
New York City
777 United Nations Plaza (2nd Floor)
on the corner of 44th St. and 1st Ave. 

Join us for a memorable afternoon of award presentation and responses by authors and illustrators.  Come meet and talk with the honored guests, including Award winners Winifred Conkling, Susan L. Roth, and Cindy Trumbore and honorees Anna Grossnickle Hines, Calvin Alexander Ramsey, John Holyfield, Bettye Stroud, Kadir Nelson, and Thannha Lai. Enjoy a reception, hosted by The Hastings Peace and Justice Fund, and an opportunity for book signing after formal presentation of the awards. All the award books will be available for purchase.

This event is free and open to all.
Reservations are not needed.  Please come and enjoy!

The Award Winners
Sylvia and Aki by Winifred Conkling, Tricycle Press, an imprint of Random House is the winner in the Books for Older Children category. The Mangrove Tree: Planting Trees to Feed Families written by Susan L. Roth and Cindy Trumbore with collages by Susan L. Roth, published by Lee & Low is the winner in the Books for Younger Children category.

The Honor Books
Heart and Soul: The Story of America and African Americans by Kadir Nelson, published by Baltzer & Bray, an imprint of HarperCollins, and Inside Out and Back Again by Thanhha Lai, Harper, an imprint of HarperCollins are honor books for Older Children. Belle, the Last Mule at Gee’s Bend by Calvin Alexander Ramsey and Bettye Stroud and illustrated by John Holyfield, published by Candlewick Press and Peaceful Pieces: Poems and Quilts About Peace by Anna Grossnickle Hines, published by Macmillan, an imprint of Henry Holt, are honor books for Younger Children
      
        

  
For additional information about the Jane Addams Children’s Book Awards and a complete list of books honored since 1953, see www.janeaddamspeace.org  For more information about the Award event, contact JAPA Executive Director Linda B. Belle, 777 United Nations Plaza, 6th Floor, New York, NY 10017-3521; 212-682-8830; japa@igc.org.

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