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Jane Addams Peace Award for Older Readers
Best books that promote peace, social justice, world community and equality of races and sexes. younger readers | older readers
Jane Addams Children's Book Awards website
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2013
Winner
We've Got a Job : the 1963 Birmingham Children's March by Levinson, Cynthia

Honor Books
Marching to the Mountaintop : How Poverty Labor Fights and Civil Rights Set the Stage for Martin Luther King Jr.'s Final Hours by Bausum, Ann.
Temple Grandin : How the Girl Who Loved Cows Embraced Autism and Changed the World by Montgomery, Sy
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2012
Winner
Sylvia & Aki by Conkling, Winifred

Honor Books
Heart and Soul : the Story of America and African Americans by Nelson, Kadir
Inside Out & Back Again by Lai, Thanhha
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2011
Winner
A Long Walk to Water : Based On a True Story by Park, Linda Sue

Honor Books
Ninth Ward by Rhodes, Jewell Parker
Birmingham Sunday by Brimner, Larry Dane
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2010
Winner
Marching for Freedom by Partridge, Elizabeth

Honor Books
Almost Astronauts : 13 Women Who Dared to Dream by Stone, Tanya Lee
Claudette Colvin : Twice Toward Justice by Hoose, Phillip M.
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2009
Winner
The Surrender Tree : Poems of Cuba's Struggle for Freedom by Engle, Margarita.

Honor Books
The Shepherd's Granddaughter by Carter, Anne
Ain't Nothing But a Man : My Quest to Find the Real John Henry by Nelson, Scott Reynolds
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2008
Winner
We are One: The Story of Bayard Rustin by Brimner, Larry Dane

Honor Books
Elijah of Buxton by Curtis, Christopher Paul
Rickshaw Girl by Perkins, Mitali
Birmingham, 1963 by Weatherford, Carole Boston
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2007
Winner
Weedflower by Kadohata, Cynthia

Honor Books
Freedom Walkers: The Story of the Montgomery Bus Boycott by Freedman, Russell
Counting on Grace by Winthrop, Elizabeth
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2006
Winner
Let Me Play: The Story of Title IX, the Law That Changed the Future of Girls in America by Blumenthal, Karen

Honor Books
Sweetgrass Basket by Carvell, Marlene
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2005
Winner
With Courage and Cloth: Winning the Fight for a Woman's Right to Vote by Bausum, Ann

Honor Books
The Heaven Shop by Ellis, Deborah
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2004
Winner
Out of Bounds: Seven Stories of Conflict and Hope by Naidoo, Beverley

Honor Books
Getting Away with Murder: The True Story of the Emmett Till Case by Crowe, Chris
Shutting Out the Sky: Life in the Tenements of New York 1880-1915 by Hopkinson, Deborah
The Breadwinner [first of a trilogy] by Ellis, Deborah
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2003
Winner
Parvana's Journey by Ellis, Deborah

Honor Books
The Same Stuff as Stars by Paterson, Katherine
When My Name Was Keoko by Park, Linda Sue
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2002
Winner
The Other Side of Truth by Naidoo, Beverley

Honor Books
A Group of One by Gilmore, Rachna
True Believer by Wolff, Virginia Euwer
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2001
Winner
Esperanza Rising by Ryan, Pam Munoz

Honor Books
The Color of My Words by Joseph, Lynn
Darkness Over Denmark: The Danish Resistance and the Rescue of the Jews by Levine, Ellen.
Walking to the Bus-Rider Blues by Robinet, Harriette
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2000
Winner
Through My Eyes by Bridges, Ruby

Honor Books
The Birchbark House by Erdrich, Louise
Kids On Strike! by Bartoletti, Susan Campbell
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1999
Winner
Bat 6 by Wolff, Virginia Euwer

Honor Books
The Heart of a Chief by Bruchac, Joseph
No More Strangers Now: Young Voices from a New South Africa by McKee, Tim
Restless Spirit: The Life and Work of Dorothea Lange by Partridge, Elizabeth
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1998
Winner
Habibi by Nye, Naomi Shihab

Honor Books
The Circuit: Stories from the Life of a Migrant Child by Jimenez, Francisco
Seedfolks by Fleischman, Paul
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1997
Winner
Growing Up in Coal Country by Bartoletti, Susan Campbell

Honor Books
Behind the Bedroom Wall by Williams, Laura E.
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1996
Winner
The Well: David's Story by Taylor, Mildred D.

Honor Books
From the Notebooks of Melanin Sun by Woodson, Jacqueline
The Watsons Go to Birmingham - 1963 by Curtis, Christopher Paul
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1995
Winner
Kids at Work: Lewis Hine and the Crusade Against Child Labor by Freedman, Russell

Honor Books
I Hadn't Meant to Tell You this by Woodson, Jacqueline
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1994
Winner
Freedom's Children: Young Civil Rights Activists Tell Their Own Stories [not in HCL] by Levine, Ellen

Honor Books
Eleanor Roosevelt: A Life of Discovery by Freedman, Russell
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1993
Winner
Taste of Salt: A Story of Modern Haiti by Temple, Frances

Honor Books
Letters from a Slave Girl: The Story of Harriet Jacobs by Lyons, Mary E.
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1992
Winner
Journey of the Sparrows by Buss, Fran Leeper

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Now is Your Time! The African-American Struggle for Freedom by Myers, Walter Dean
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1991
Winner
The Big Book for Peace by Durell, Ann and Sachs, Marilyn, editors

Honor Books
The Middle of Somewhere: A Story of South Africa [not in HCL] by Gordon, Sheila
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1990
Winner
A Long Hard Journey: The Story of the Pullman Porter [not in HCL] by McKissack, Pat

Honor Books
Number the Stars by Lowry, Lois
Shades of Gray by Reeder, Carolyn
The Wednesday Surprise by Bunting, Eve, 1928-
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