This Saturday morning there's a very special event. See the announcement I'm copying below. I hope this will interest some of you. I will be there myself.
Yours, Jenny Schwartzberg
Join us in celebrating the announcement of the 2009 winners of the Jane Addams Children?s Book Award. Hear the news *first *at Hull-House--three days before it is announced across the country! Join teachers, librarians, artists, activists, researchers, parents and citizens at Hull- House where Jane Addams lived and worked for forty years. Please join us: Celebrate the 2009 Addams Award winners, learn about how educators integrate Addams Award books into curriculum and receive information about Hull-House resources for educators.
*The 2009 Jane Addams Children?s Book Award Winners and Honor Books: Announcement*
*Using Addams Award Books in the Classroom*
Wisconsin teachers Susan Freiss and Jennifer Peterson find that the social justice themes of Addams Award winners and honor books offer dimensions and possibilities that make these books rich resources for teaching reading strategies to fourth and fifth graders. They will describe and demonstrate how they create opportunities to practice inferring within book clubs focused on the novels and picture books recognized by the Award. Ms. Freiss and Ms. Peterson are teaching partners in a multi-age program at Stone Prairie Elementary in Fitchburg, Wisconsin.
*Hull-House Resources for Educators *
A presentation by Lisa Junkin, Education coordinator, Jane Addams Hull-House Museum
Coffee, tea and refreshments will be served.
*What is the Jane Addams Children?s Book Award? *
The Jane Addams Children?s Book Award is an annual award that honors children?s books of literary and artistic merit that invite children to think deeply about peace, social justice, world community and gender and racial equality. The Jane Addams Peace Association has presented the Jane Addams Children?s Book Award since 1953. The association is the educational arm of the Women's International League for Peace and Freedom, founded on April 28th in 1915 with Addams as its first president. More information about the Addams Award can be found at www.janeaddamspeace.org
*Never been to the Hull-House Museum?*
We are located right on the eastern edge of UIC campus right next to the Student Center East. We are the brick house with yellow pillars at the light at Polk St. and Hasted St. that you?ve always been curious about. Come check us out!
*We have learned as common knowledge that much of the insensibility and hardness of the world is due to the lack of imagination which prevents a realization of the experiences of other people.***
Meet other local people who love children's and young adult books well into adulthood. Talk about books you loved as children and the latest children's literature to hit the shelves. Learn about the history of children's literature. Go to book signings and talks by children's book authors and illustrators.