Welcome back to Wednesdays with the Subversive Children's Book Club! This installment shares the 2015 winners of the Jane Addams Children's Book Awards, as it occurs to me that readers of this feature should know about these awards, as they include many, many books you will want to read to your children. Since 1953, the Jane Addams Peace Association has given awards to excellent children's books published in the previous year that promote peace, social justice, world community and the equality of the sexes and all races. You are going to want to read these!
2015 Books for Younger Readers Winner:
Separate is Never Equal: Sylvia Mendez and her family's fight for desegregation by Duncan Tonatiuh
2015 Young Readers Honor Books:
Whispering Town by Jennifer Elvgren
Shooting at The Stars: The Christmas Truce of 1914 by John Hendrix
2015 Books for Older Children Winner:
The Girl From The Tar Paper School: Barbara Rose John and the advent of The Civil Rights Movement by Teri Kanefield
2015 Honor Books for Older Children
Revolution by Deborah Wiles
Silver People: Voices from the Panama Canal by Margarita Engle.