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Tuesday, April 28, 2009 2:22 pm
Jane Addams Children’s Book Award Winners Announced
Posted by: Courtney Jones

A favored award among the books for youth editors was announced today by the Jane Addams Peace Association. Later this week Gillian will devote a post to one of the winners. I’ll keep the subject a surprise for now.

In the  meantime, the winners are:

Planting the Trees of Kenya: The Story of Wangari Maathai, written and illustrated by Claire A. Nivola

The Surrender Tree:  Poems of Cuba’s Struggle for Freedom, by Margarita Engle

Honors went to:

Younger Children

The Storyteller’s Candle/La velita de los cuentos, by Lucía González, Illustrated by Lulu Delacre

Silent Music: A Story of Baghdad, written and illustrated by James Rumford

Older Children

The Shepherd’s Granddaughter, by Anne Laurel Carter

Ain’t Nothing But a Man: My Quest to Find the Real John Henry, by Scott Reynolds Nelson with Marc Aronson


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