Jane Addams Award


Since 1953 the Jane Addams Children's Book Awards have been awarded annually to the author and/or illustrator of children's books published the preceding year that effectively promote the cause of peace, social justice, world community, and the equality. Beginning in 1993, a picture Book category was created. Honor books may be chosen in each category.

Faith Ringgold was the first award recipient for Aunt Harriet's Underground Railroad in the Sky (Crown, 1992).
Jane Addams Children's Book Awards