WNPJ member Susan Freiss speaking at the Jane Addams Children's Book Awards

4/27 Sat 9:30 am - 12 noon "Inheriting Legacies of Peace and Justice" Jane Addams Children's Book Awards - Chicago.  At the Jane Addams Hull-House Museum, 800 South Halsted St.  First awarded in 1953, the Jane Addams Children's Book Awards honor exemplary children's literature that most effectively promote peace, social justice, world community, and gender and racial equality to young readers.

Join us for the announcement of the 2013 winning books, craft making activity for youth, and a special presentation, "Talking about Peace and Justice with Children" by elementary school educators Susan Freiss and Jennifer Peterson, Stoner Prairie Elementary, Fitchburg, Wisconsin "We may either smother the divine fire in youth or we may feed it." - Jane Addams, The Spirit of Youth and the City Streets.  Free and open to the public - RSVP online here.