Jane Addams Book Awards

Promoting Social Justice, Equality, and Peace

History of the Awards

Given out annually since 1953 to children's books by the Jane Addams Peace Association and the Women's International League for Peace and Freedom.

Award Criteria


Promotes the cause of peace, social justice, equality, and world community

Fiction, poetry or nonfiction of any length

Suitable for ages two through twelve

Well-written and well-illustrated, though illustrations are not required

Published in the United States