Friday, September 29, 2017

"Archie's Clubhouse and Grill" Menu

This week we tried some prompts from Why We Must Run With Scissors: Voice Lesson in Persuasive Writing. One favorite was
    "Create a script for a television commercial or poster that tells the absolute truth about the product you are selling." (page 11)

Another was

    "Create a menu for a restaurant where you would never eat. Make sure you list all your least favorite foods." (page 13)

Why We Must Run With Scissors: Voice Lesson in Persuasive Writing

Here is the menu created by one of my students. I'd like to welcome you to the fine dining establishment, "Archie's Clubhouse and Grill"!


    $54.99 - Puppy Pad Sandwich, made with a used puppy pad
    $64.00 - Lead Burger
    $73.99 - Witch Sandwich, made with witch noses
    $82.99 - Frog Burger, made with frog meat


    $2.00 - Shredded Metal and Glass
    $26.00 - Rock Salad
    $50.00 - Worm Fries
    $51.00 - Lead Chips
    $66.00 - Booger Noodles
    $92.00 - Bubble Spoons


    $0.99 - Tomatoes
    $25.00 - Paper Butter Sandwich
    $78.00 - Pasta with Pig Feet
    $90.00 - Sweaty Sock Pasta
    $96.00 - Lead Nachos
    $101.00 - Wooden Apples


    $0.07 - Tomato Juice
    $278.00 - Garlic Juice
    $617.00 - Pig Brain Smoothie
    $786.00 - Coca-Cola
    $888.00 - Metal & Glass Blendy
    $976.00 - Water


    $672.00 - Fish Eye Cookies
    $771.00 - Pig Butt Pie
    $901.00 - Ant Mountain Cookies

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Tuesday, September 26, 2017

Jane Addams Children's Book Award

In our Philosophy lesson today (topic: Compassion) we discussed whether humans are naturally selfish and we are taught by society to be compassionate OR whether humans are naturally compassionate and we are taught by society to be selfish.

Yep, this is one of the BIG questions of Philosophy!

Yet I have found again and again that kids love to grapple with these REAL questions, to have conversations where no one is allowed to interrupt them and where their insights are equal to the insights of the world's greatest philosophers. Last week I asked the children whether it was possible to act compassionate without really being compassionate and one little boy immediately said, "Yes, that's what sarcasm is." What an astonishing insight.

Most of the children concluded that people are naturally compassionate. One child gave as his reason why, "the way a baby smiles at you." Another girl stuck to her opinion that the answer is "neither" and that people are born a complete blank slate, then become who they are based on their experiences.

We also talked about whether, if people are naturally compassionate and are taught to be selfish by the people they're around when they grow up, there's a time when you're "locked in" to being selfish or if you can change. I asked the children if they'd ever experienced meeting an older person who they thought was selfish and then they had an experience where they realized the person was actually compassionate (or who they initially thought was compassionate and then they saw another side to that person). One child volunteered that she had just had a breakthrough with another little girl in our group and told us, "We are really good friends when no one is watching."

We read The Goat Lady by Jane Bregoli and looked at catalogues for Heifer International.

The Goat Lady

After some time for the children to write and reflect in their Philosophy journals, I told the kids about Jane Addams and her work at Hull House. We were particularly taken by the fact that she lived at Hull House. I asked the children, why do you think that was so important to her? One little boy spoke up and said that it was like how the Goat Lady told people, sleep in the barn one night and make sure it's comfortable, because if it's not comfortable to you it won't be comfortable to them. Others said that "she liked it and it felt like her home" and that way "she's there in the moment to help out."

I shared why I thought Jane Addams lived at Hull House, based on my personal experience living in a shelter for a month (although I didn't share why). I was frustrated by some of the rules and felt that the members of the Board of Directors should each come and live there for a week, so that they really knew what it was like. (In my case, requiring every adult to cook but not allowing children in the kitchen and also not allowing us to watch one another's children meant that it was practically impossible for me to do my chores without leaving my kids sitting there in our small room for many hours of the day. It was really challenging for me, even though I know the rule about not allowing kids in the kitchen probably was meant for child safety.) I believe that living someplace and knowing what it's really like is essential -- and the importance of staying connected to the people you are trying to help -- because compassion and connection go together. And we talked about how vibrant and joyful Jane Addams tried to make Hull House.

Lastly, I explained that Jane Addams had won the Nobel Peace Prize (and I was surprised to learn that she was a founding member of both the NCLU and the NAACP) and that there was a children's book award in her honor as well. I brought in a few of the books I had on hand which had won the award.

Becca is reading Esperanza Rising right now for her literature circle and I asked if she knew (although she hasn't finished the book yet) why it might have been chosen for this award. She told us a little bit about the plot and promised to share how the book ended.

In case this particular book award is new to you, here is the PDF list of all the winners and honors from 1953 until now. 2017 was the 65th year of this award. I've also listed them below. A lot of these books look amazing and I'd love to get them for my classroom library! All of the links are to Amazon.

updated March 6, 2021

Books for Younger Children

We Are Water Protectors

by Carole Lindstrom

Books for Older Children

A Wish in the Dark

by Christina Soontornvat

Honors Books for Younger Children
Ocean Speaks: How Marie Tharp Revealed the Ocean's Biggest Secret by Jess Keating
Black is a Rainbow Color by Angela Joy

Honors Books for Older Children
Finish the Fight!: The Brave and Revolutionary Women Who Fought for the Right to Vote by Veronia Chambers and the staff of The New York Times
The Land of the Cranes by Aida Salazar

2020 Jane Addams Children’s Book Award Finalist Titles press release

Books for Younger Children

The Day You Begin

by Jacqueline Woodson

Books for Older Children

Ghost Boys

by Jewell Parker Rhodes

Honors Books for Younger Children
Julián Is a Mermaid by Jessica Love
The Day War Came by Nicola Davies

Honors Books for Older Children
The Night Diary by Veera Hiranandani
We Rise, We Resist, We Raise Our Voices ed. by Wade & Cheryl Willis Hudson

Books for Younger Children

Malala's Magic Pencil

by Malala Yousafzai

Books for Older Children

The Enemy: Detroit, 1954

by Sara Holbrook

Honors Books for Younger Children
Before She Was Harriet by Lesa Cline-Ransome

Honors Books for Older Children
Fred Korematsu Speaks Up by Laura Atkins and Stan Yogi
Midnight Without a Moon by Linda Williams Jackson
Piecing Me Together by Renée Watson

2017 (65th)
Books for Younger Children
Steamboat School, written by Deborah Hopkinson, illustrated by Ron Husband, and published by Disney- Jump at the Sun, an imprint of Disney Book Group.

Books for Older Children
Sachiko: A Nagasaki Bomb Survivor’s Story, written by Caren B. Stelson, and published by Carolrhoda Books, a division of Lerner Publishing Group

Honors Books for Younger Children
The First Step: How One Girl Put Segregation on Trial, written by Susan E. Goodman, illustrated by E. B. Lewis, and published by Bloomsbury Children’s Books
I Dissent: Ruth Bader Ginsburg Makes Her Mark, written by Debbie Levy, illustrated by Elizabeth Baddeley, and published by Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers

Honors Books for Older Children
We Will Not Be Silent: The White Rose Student Resistance Movement That Defied Adolf Hitler, written by Russell Freedman, and published by Clarion Books, an imprint of Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Books for Young Readers
Wolf Hollow, written by Lauren Wolk, published by Dutton Books for Young Readers, an imprint of Penguin Random House

2016 (64th)
Books for Younger Children
New Shoes written by Susan Lynn Meyer, illustrated by Eric Velasquez and published by Holiday House.

Books for Older Children
Turning 15 on the Road to Freedom: My Story of the 1965 Selma Voting Rights March by Lynda Blackmon Lowery as told to Elspeth Leacock and Susan Buckley, illustrated by PJ Loughran, and published by Dial Books an imprint of Penguin Group LLC.

Honors Books for Younger Children
Lillian’s Right to Vote: A Celebration of the Voting Rights Act of 1965 by Jonah Winter, illustrated by Shane W. Evans, and published by Schwartz & Wade Books, an imprint of Random House Children’s Books.
Mama’s Nightingale: A Story of Immigration and Separation written by Edwidge Danticat, illustrated by Leslie Staub, and published by Dial Books For Young Readers, an imprint of Penguin Group LLC.
The Book Itch: Freedom, Truth & Harlem’s Greatest Bookstore by Vaunda Micheaux Nelson, illustrated by R. Gregory Christie, and published by Carolrhoda Books, a division of Lerner Publishing Group, Inc.

Honors Books for Older Children
Full Cicada Moon by Marilyn Hilton published by Dial Books, an imprint of Penguin Group LLC

2015 (63rd)
Books for Younger Children
Separate is Never Equal: Sylvia Mendez and her Family’s Fight for Desegregation, written and illustrated by Duncan Tonatiuh and published by Abrams Books.

Books for Older Children
The Girl From the Tar Paper School: Barbara Rose Johns and the Advent of the Civil Rights Movement by Teri Kanefield and published by Abrams Books for Young Readers.

Honors Books for Younger Children
The Whispering Town written by Jennifer Elvgren and illustrated by Fabio Santomauro and published by Kar- Ben Publishing.
Shooting at the Stars: The Christmas Truce of 1914 by John Hendrix, published by Abrams Books for Young Readers.

Honors Books for Older Children
Revolution by Deborah Wiles published by Scholastic Press.
Silver People: Voices from the Panama Canal by Margarita Engle published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt.

2014 (62nd)
Books for Younger Children
Brave Girl: Clara and the Shirtwaist Makers’ Strike of 1909, written by Michelle Markel and illustrated by Melissa Sweet, published by Balzer & Bray, an imprint of HarperCollins.

Books for Older Children
Sugar by Jewell Parker Rhodes, published by Little, Brown and Company.

Honors Books for Younger Children
We Shall Overcome: The Story of a Song written by Debbie Levy and illustrated by Vanessa Brantley- Newton and published by Jump at the Sun, an imprint of Disney-Hyperion.
Razia’s Ray of Hope: One Girl’s Dream of an Education written by Elizabeth Suneby and illustrated by Suana Verelst and published by Kids Can Press.

Honors Books for Older Children
Seeing Red by Kathryn Erskine and published by Scholastic Press.
Brotherhood by Anne Westrick and published by Viking.

2013 (61st) 
Books for Younger Children
Each Kindness written by Jacqueline Woodson, illustrated by E.B. Lewis and published by Nancy Paulsen Books, an imprint of Penguin.

Books for Older Children
We’ve Got a Job: The 1963 Birmingham Children’s March written by Cynthia Levinson and published by Peachtree Publishers.

Honors Books for Younger Children
Dolores Huerta: A Hero to Migrant Workers, written by Sarah Warren and illustrated by Robert Casilla, published by Marshall Cavendish Children.
We March written and illustrated by Shane W. Evans, and published by Roaring Brook Press, a Neal Porter imprint of Macmillan.

Honors Books for Older Children
Marching to the Mountaintop: How Poverty, Labor Fights and Civil Rights Set the Stage for Martin Luther King Jr’s Final Hours, written by Ann Bausum and published by National Geographic.
Temple Grandin: How the Girl Who Loved Cows Embraced Autism and Changed the World by Sy Montgomery, published by Houghton Mifflin Books for Children.

2012 (60th) 
Books for Younger Children
The Mangrove Tree: Planting Trees to Feed Families written by Susan L. Roth and Cindy Trumbore, illustrated by Susan L. Roth, published by Lee & Low

Books for Older Children
Sylvia & Aki by Winifred Conkling, published by Tricycle Press, an imprint of Random House

Honors Books for Younger Children
Peaceful Pieces: Poems and Quilts about Peace written and illustrated by Anna Grossnickle Hines, published by Macmillan, an imprint of Henry Holt.
Belle, The Last Mule at Gee's Bend: A Civil Rights Story written by Calvin Alexander Ramsey and Bettye Stroud, illustrated by John Holyfield, and published by Candlewick Press.

Honors Books for Older Children
Heart and Soul: The Story of America and African Americans written and illustrated by Kadir Nelson and published by Baltzer & Bray, an imprint of HarperCollins.
Inside Out & Back Again by Thanhha Lai, published by Harper, an imprint of HarperCollins.

2011 (59th) 
Books for Younger Children
Emma's Poem: The Voice of the Statue of Liberty, written by Linda Glaser with paintings by Claire A. Nivola, Houghton Mifflin Books for Children, Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company

Books for Older Children
A Long Walk to Water: Based on a True Story by Linda Sue Park, Clarion Books, Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company

Honors Books for Younger Children
Sit-In: How Four Friends Stood Up by Sitting Down by Andrea Davis Pinkney, illustrated by Brian Pinkney and published by Little, Brown Books.
Ruth and the Green Book by Calvin Alexander Ramsey with Gwen Strauss and illustrated by Floyd Cooper, published by Carolrhoda Books, a division of Lerner Publishing Group, Inc.

Honors Books for Older Children
Ninth Ward by Jewell Parker Rhodes, published by Little, Brown Books for Young Readers, Hachette Book Group.
Birmingham Sunday by Larry Dane Brimner, Calkins Creek, an imprint of Boyds Mills Press, Inc.

2010 (58th) 
Books for Younger Children
Nasreen’s Secret School: A True Story from Afghanistan, written and illustrated by Jeanette Winter, Beach Lane Books, an imprint of Simon & Schuster Children’s Publishing

Books for Older Children
Marching for Freedom: Walk Together, Children, and Don’t You Grow Weary by Elizabeth Partridge, Viking Children’s Books, an imprint of Penguin Young Readers Group.

Honors Books for Younger Children
Sojourner Truth’s Step-Stomp Stride, by Andrea Davis Pinkney & Brian Pinkney, published by Disney- Jump at the Sun Books.
You and Me and Home Sweet Home by George Ella Lyon and Stephanie Anderson, a Richard Jackson Book/Atheneum Books for Young Readers, an imprint of Simon & Schuster Children’s Publishing.

Honors Books for Older Children
Almost Astronauts: 13 Women Who Dared to Dream by Tanya Lee Stone, is published by Candlewick Press.
Claudette Colvin: Twice Toward Justice, by Phillip Hoose, published by Melanie Kroupa Books/Farrar Straus Giroux, an imprint of Macmillan Children’s Publishing Group.

2009 (57th) 
Books for Younger Children
Planting the Trees of Kenya: The Story of Wangari Maathai, written and illustrated by Claire A. Nivola, published by Frances Foster Books/Farrar, Straus and Giroux, an imprint of Macmillan Children's Publishing Group

Books for Older Children
The Surrender Tree: Poems of Cuba's Struggle for Freedom, written by Margarita Engle, published by Henry Holt Books for Young Readers, an imprint of Macmillan Children's Publishing Group

Honors Books for Younger Children
The Storyteller's Candle/La velita de los cuentos, Story by Cuento Lucía González, Illustrations/Illustraciones Lulu Delacre, published by Children's Book Press.
Silent Music: A Story of Baghdad written and illustrated by James Rumford, is a Neal Porter Book/Roaring Brook Press, an imprint of Macmillan Children's Publishing Group.

Honors Books for Older Children
The Shepherd's Granddaughter by Anne Laurel Carter, published by Groundwood Books/House of Anansi Press.
Ain't Nothing But a Man: My Quest to Find the Real John Henry, published by National Geographic

2008 (56th) 
Books for Younger Children
The Escape of Oney Judge: Martha Washington’s Slave Finds Freedom written and illustrated by Emily Arnold McCully, published by Farrar Strauss Giroux.

Books for Older Children
We Are One: The Story of Bayard Rustin by Larry Dane Brimner, published by Calkins Creek, an imprint of Boyds Mills Press, Inc.

Honors Books for Younger Children
One Thousand Tracings: Healing the Wounds of World War II written and illustrated by Lita Judge, published by Hyperion Books for Children.

Honors Books for Older Children
Rickshaw Girl by Mitali Perkins, illustrations by Jamie Hogan, published by Charlesbridge.
Elijah of Buxton by Christopher Paul Curtis, published by Scholastic Press, an imprint of Scholastic, Inc
Birmingham, 1963 by Carole Boston Weatherford, published by Wordsong, an imprint of Boyds Mills Press, Inc.

2007 (55th) 
Books for Older Children
Weedflower by Cynthia Kadohata, published by Atheneum Books for Young Readers, an imprint of Simon & Schuster Children’s Publishing

Books for Younger Children
A Place Where Sunflowers Grow, written by Amy Lee-Tai, illustrated by Felicia Hoshino and published by Children’s Book Press

Honors Books for Older Children
Freedom Walkers: The Story of the Montgomey Bus Boycott, written by Russell Freedman, published by Holiday House.
Counting on Grace, by Elizabeth Winthrop, published by Wendy Lamb Books.

Honors Books for Younger Children
Night Boat to Freedom, written by Margot Theis Raven with pictures by E. B. Lewis, published by Melanie Kroupa Books
Crossing Bok Chitto: A Choctow Tale of Friendship and Freedom told in written form by nationally recognized Choctaw storyteller, Tim Tingle, illustrated by Jeanne Rorex Bridges, an award-winning artist, published by Cinco Puntos press.

2006 (54th) 
Books for Older Children
Let Me Play: The Story of Title IX, the Law that Changed the Future of Girls in America, by Karen Blumenthal published by Atheneum Books for Young Readers, an imprint of Simon & Schuster

Books for Younger Children
Delivering Justice: W. W. Law and the Fight for Civil Rights, written by Jim Haskins illustrated by Benny Andrews, published by Candlewick Press

Honors Books for Older Children
The Crazy Man, by Pamela Porter, published by Groundwood Books/House of Anansi Press
Sweetgrass Basket, by Marlene Carvell, published by Dutton Children’s Books a Division of Penguin Young Readers Group.

Honors Books for Younger Children
Poems to Dream Together=Poemas Para Soñar Juntos, written by Francisco X. Alarcón, illustrated by Paula Barragán, published by Lee and Low Books, Inc.

2005 (53rd) 
Books for Older Children
With Courage and Cloth: Winning the Fight for a Woman's Right to Vote, by Ann Bausum, published by National Geographic Society.

Honor Books for Older Children
The Heaven Shop, by Deborah Ellis, published by Fitzhenry & Whiteside.

Books for Younger Children
Sélavi, That is Life: A Haitian Story of Hope, written and illustrated by Youme Landowne, from Cinco Puntos Press.

Honors Books for Younger Children
Hot Day on Abbott Avenue by Karen English, with collage art of Javaka Steptoe published by Clarion Books.
Henry and the Kite Dragon, by Bruce Edward Hall, with paintings of William Low published by Philomel Books/Penguin Young Readers Group
Sequoyah: The Cherokee Man Who Gave His People Writing by James Rumford (and translation into Cherokee by Anna Sixkiller Huckaby), published by Houghton Mifflin Books for Children.

2004 (52nd) 
Picture Book Category
Harvesting Hope: The Story of Cesar Chavez, written by Kathleen Krull, illustrated by Yuyi Morales, and published by Harcourt Children's Books.

Honor Books
Girl Wonder: A Baseball Story in Nine Innings, written by Deborah Hopkinson, illustrated by Terry Wideners and published by Atheneum

Books for Young Readers
Luba: The Angel of Bergen-Belsen, written by Luba Tryszynska-Frederick, illustrated by Ann Marshall and published by Tricycle Press.

Book for Older Children
Out of Bounds: Seven Stories of Conflict and Hope, written by Beverley Naidoo and published by HarperCollins Children's Books.

Honor Books
Getting Away with Murder: The True Story of the Emmett Till Case by Chris Crowe and published by Phyllis Fogelman Books/Penguin

Books for Young Readers
Shutting Out the Sky: Life in the Tenements of New York 1880-1924 by Deborah Hopkinson and published by Orchard Books, an imprint of Scholastic, Inc.

Special Commendation: The Breadwinner Trilogy, three books by Deborah Ellis, published by Groundwood Books/Douglas & McIntyre.

2003 (51st) 
Book for Older Children
Parvana's Journey written by Deborah Ellis. Groundwood Books / Douglas & McIntyre, 2002.

Honor Books
The Same Stuff as Stars written by Katherine Paterson. Clarion, 2002.
When My Name Was Keoko written by Linda Sue Park. Clarion, 2002.

Picture Book
Patrol: An American Soldier in Vietnam written by Walter Dean Myers and illustrated by Ann Grifalconi. HarperCollins, 2002.

Honor Books
¡Si, Se Puede! Yes We Can! Janitor Strike In L.A. written by Diana Cohn and illustrated by Francisco Delgado. Cinco Puntos Press, 2002.
The Village That Vanished: An African Story of the Yao People written by Ann Grifalconi and illustrated by Kadir Nelson. Dial, 2002.

2002 (50th) 
Book for Older Children
The Other Side of Truth written by Beverley Naidoo. U.S. edition: HarperCollins, 2001.

Honor Books
A Group of One written by Rachna Gilmore. Henry Holt, 2001.
True Believer written by Virginia Euwer Wolff. Atheneum / Simon & Schuster, 2001

Picture Book
Martin's Big Words: The Life of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. written by Doreen Rappaport with artwork by Bryan Collier. Jump at the Sun / Hyperion, 2001.

Honor Book
Amber Was Brave, Essie Was Smart written and illustrated by Vera B. Williams. Greenwillow / HarperCollins, 2001.

2001 (49th) 
Book for Older Children
Esperanza Rising written by Pam Muñoz Ryan. Scholastic Press, 2000

Honor Books
The Color of My Words written by Lynn Joseph. A Joanna Cotler Book / HarperCollins, 2000
Darkness over Denmark: The Danish Resistance and the Rescue of the Jews written by Ellen Levine. Holiday House, 2000.
Walking to the Bus-Rider Blues written by Harriette Gillem Robinet. A Jean Karl Book / Atheneum / Simon & Schuster, 2000.

Picture Book
The Composition written by Antonio Skármeta and illustrated by Alfonso Ruano. Groundwood, 2000.

Honor Book
The Yellow Star: The Legend of King Christian X of Denmark written by Carmen Agra Deedy and illustrated by Henri Sorensen. Peachtree Publishers, 2000.

2000 (48th) 
Book for Older Children
Through My Eyes written by Ruby Bridges. Scholastic Press, an imprint of Scholastic, Inc.,1999.

Honor Books
The Birchbark House written by Louise Erdrich. Hyperion, 1999.
Kids on Strike! written by Susan Campbell Bartoletti. Houghton Mifflin, 1999.

Picture Book
Molly Bannaky written by Alice McGill. Illustrated by Chris K. Soentpiet. Houghton Mifflin, 1999.

Honor Books
A Band of Angels: A Story Inspired written by the Jubilee Singers by Deborah Hopkinson. Illustrated by Raúl Colón. Anne Schwartz / Atheneum, 1999.
When Sophie Gets Angry -- Really, Really Angry... written by Molly Bang. The Blue Sky Press, an imprint of Scholastic, Inc., 1999.

1999 (47th) 
Book for Older Children
Bat 6 written by Virginia Euwer Wolff. Scholastic Press, an imprint of Scholastic, Inc., 1998.

Honor Books
The Heart of a Chief written by Joseph Bruchac. Dial, 1998.
No More Strangers Now written by Tim McKee. Photographs by Anne Blackshaw. A Melanie Kroupa Book / DK Ink, 1998.
Restless Spirit: The Life and Work of Dorothea Lange written by Elizabeth Partridge. Viking, 1998.

Picture Book
Painted Words / Spoken Memories: Marianthe's Story written by Aliki. Greenwillow, 1998.

Honor Books
Hey, Little Ant written by Phillip and Hannah Hoose. Illustrated by Debbie Tilley. Tricycle Press, 1998
i see the rhythm written by Toyomi Igus. Illustrated by Michele Wood. Children's Book Press, 1998.
This Land Is Your Land words and music by Woody Guthrie. Illustrated by Kathy Jakobsen. Little, Brown, 1998.

1998 (46th) 
Book for Older Children
Habibi written by Naomi Shihab Nye. Simon & Schuster, 1997.

Honor Books
The Circuit: Stories from the Life of a Migrant Child written by Francisco Jimenez. University of New Mexico Press, 1997.
Seedfolks written by Paul Fleischman. HarperCollins, 1997.

Picture Book
Seven Brave Women written by Betsy Hearne. Illustrated by Bethanne Andersen. Greenwillow, 1997.

Honor Books
Celebrating Families written by Rosmarie Hausherr. Scholastic, 1997.
Passage to Freedom: The Sugihara Story written by Ken Mochizuki. Illustrated by Dom Lee. Lee & Low, 1997.

1997 (45th) 
Book for Older Children
Growing Up In Coal Country written by Susan Campbell Bartoletti. Houghton Mifflin, 1996.

Honor Books
Behind the Bedroom Wall written by Laura E. Williams. Milkweed, 1996.
Second Daughter: The Story of a Slave Girl written by Mildred Pitts Walter. Scholastic, 1996.

Picture Book
Wilma Unlimited: How Wilma Rudolph Became the World's Fastest Woman written by Kathleen Krull. Illustrated by David Diaz. Harcourt Brace, 1996.

Honor Book
The Day Gogo Went to Vote written by Elinor Batezat Sisulu. Illustrated by Sharon Wilson. Little, Brown, 1996.

1996 (44th)
Book for Older Children
The Well: David's Story written by Mildred D. Taylor. Dial, 1995.

Honor Books
From the Notebooks of Melanin Sun written by Jacqueline Woodson. Blue Sky / Scholastic, 1995.
On the Wings of Peace: Writers and Illustrators Speak Out for Peace in Memory of Hiroshima and Nagasaki. Clarion, 1995.
The Watsons Go to Birmingham -- 1963 written by Christopher Paul Curtis. Delacorte, 1995.

Picture Book: No award given.

Special Commendation: The Middle Passage: White Ships/Black Cargo written by Tom Feelings. Dial, 1995.

1995 (43rd) 
Book for Older Children
Kids at Work: Lewis Hine and the Crusade Against Child Labor written by Russell Freedman. Clarion, 1994.

Honor Books
Cezanne Pinto written by Mary Stolz. Alfred A. Knopf, 1994.
I Hadn't Meant to Tell You This written by Jacqueline Woodson. Delacorte, 1994.

Picture Book
Sitti's Secrets written by Naomi Shihab Nye. Illustrated by Nancy Carpenter. Four Winds Press, 1994.

Honor Book
Bein' with You This Way written by W. Nikola-Lisa. Illustrated by Michael Bryant. Lee & Low, 1994.

1994 (42nd) 
Book for Older Children
Freedom's Children: Young Civil Rights Activists Tell Their Stories written by Ellen Levine. G.P. Putnam's, 1993.

Honor Book
Eleanor Roosevelt: A Life of Discovery written by Russell Freedman. Clarion, 1993.

Picture Book
This Land Is My Land written by George Littlechild. Children's Book Press, 1993.

Honor Book
Soul Looks Back in Wonder written by Tom Feelings. Dial, 1993.

1993 (41st) 
Book for Older Children
A Taste of Salt: A Story of Modern Haiti written by Frances Temple. Orchard, 1992.

Honor Book
Letters from a Slave Girl: The Story of Harriet Jacobs written by Mary E. Lyons. Scribners, 1992.

Picture Book
Aunt Harriet's Underground Railroad in the Sky written by Faith Ringgold. Crown, 1992.

Honor Book
Mrs. Katz and Tush written by Patricia Polacco. Bantam, 1992.

1992 (40th) 
Journey of the Sparrows written by Fran Leeper Buss with the assistance of Daisy Cubias. Lodestar, 1991.

Honor Book
Now Is Your Time! The African-American Struggle for Freedom written by Walter Dean Myers. HarperCollins, 1991.

1991 (39th) 
The Big Book for Peace edited by Ann Durell and Marilyn Sachs. Dutton, 1990.

Honor Books
The Journey: Japanese-Americans, Racism and Renewal written by Sheila Hamanaka. Richard Jackson / Orchard, 1990.
The Middle of Somewhere: A Story of South Africa written by Sheila Gordon. Orchard, 1990.

1990 (38th) 
A Long Hard Journey: The Story of the Pullman Porter written by Patricia and Fredrick McKissack. Walker, 1989.

Honor Books
Number the Stars written by Lois Lowry. Houghton Mifflin, 1989.
Shades of Gray written by Carolyn Reeder. Macmillan, 1989.
The Wednesday Surprise written by Eve Bunting. Clarion, 1989.

1989 (37th)
(Tie) Anthony Burns: The Defeat and Triumph of a Fugitive Slave written by Virginia Hamilton. Alfred A. Knopf, 1988.
Looking Out written by Victoria Boutis. Four Winds Press, 1988.

Honor Books
December Stillness written by Mary Downing Hahn. Clarion, 1988.
The Most Beautiful Place in the World written by Ann Cameron. Alfred A. Knopf, 1988.
Rescue: The Story of How Gentiles Saved Jews in the Holocaust written by Milton Meltzer. Haroer & Row, 1988.

1988 (36th) 
Waiting for the Rain: A Novel of South Africa written by Sheila Gordon. Orchard Books/Franklin Watts, 1987.

Honor Books
Nicolas, Where Have You Been? written by Leo Lionni. Knopf, 1987.
Trouble at the Mines written by Doreen Rappaport. Crowell, 1987.

1987 (35th) 
Nobody Wants a Nuclear War written by Judith Vigna. Albert Whitman, 1986.

Honor Books
All in a Day written by Mitsumasa Anno. Philomel, 1986.
Children of the Maya: A Guatemalan Indian Odyssey written by Brent Ashabranner. Photographs by Paul Conklin. Dodd, Mead, 1986

1986 (34th) 
Ain't Gonna Study War No More: The Story of America's Peace Seekers written by Milton Meltzer. Harper & Row, 1985.

Honor Book
Journey to the Soviet Union written by Samantha Smith. Little, Brown, 1985.

1985 (33rd) 
The Short Life of Sophie Scholl written by Hermann Vinke. With an interview with Ilse Aichinger. Translated from the German by Hedvig Pachter. First U.S. edition: Harper & Row, 1984.

Honor Books
The Island on Bird Street written by Uri Orlev. Translated from the Hebrew by Hillel Halkin. Houghton, Mifflin, 1984.
Music, Music for Everyone written by Vera B. Williams. Greenwillow, 1984.

1984 (32nd) 
Rain of Fire written by Marion Dane Bauer. Clarion/Houghton Mifflin, 1983.

1983 (31st) 
Hiroshima No Pika written by Toshi Maruki. Translated from the Japanese. First U.S. edition: Lothrop, Lee & Shepard, 1982.

Honor Books
The Bomb written by Sidney Lenz. Lodestar / Dutton, 1982.
If I Had a Paka: Poems in Eleven Languages written by Charlotte Pomerantz. Greenwillow, 1982.

West Coast Honor Book
People at the Edge of the World: The Ohlone of Central California written by Betty Morrow. Bacon, 1982.

Special Recognition: All the Colors of the Race: Poems written by Arnold Adoff. Lothrop, Lee and Shepard, 1982.
Children as Teachers of Peace written by Our Children. Celestial Press, 1982.

1982 (30th) 
A Spirit to Ride the Whirlwind written by Athena V. Lord. Macmillan, 1981.

Honor Books
Let the Circle Be Unbroken written by Mildred D. Taylor. Dial, 1981.
Lupita Mañana written by Patricia Beatty. Morrow, 1981.

1981 (29th) 
First Woman in Congress: Jeannette Rankin written by Florence Meiman White. Julian Messner, 1980.

Honor Books
Chase Me, Catch Nobody! written by Erik Haugaard. Houghton Mifflin, 1980.
Doing Time: A Look at Crime and Prisons writtten by Phyllis Clark and Robert Lehrman. Hastings House, 1980.
We Are Mesquakie, We Are One written by Hadley Irwin. Feminist Press, 1980.

1980 (28th) 
The Road from Home: The Story of an Armenian Girl written by David Kherdian. Greenwillow, 1979.

West Coast Honor Book
Woman from Hiroshima written by Toshio Mori. Isthmus, 1979.

Special Recognition: Natural History written by M. B. Goffstein. Farrar Straus Giroux, 1979.

1979 (27th) 
Many Smokes, Many Moons: A Chronology of American Indian History through Indian Art written by Jamake Highwater. Lippincott, 1978.

Honor Books
Escape to Freedom: A Play about Young Frederick Douglass written by Ossie Davis. Viking, 1978.
The Great Gilly Hopkins written by Katherine Paterson. Crowell, 1978.

1978 (26th) 
Child of the Owl: Golden Mountain Chronicles 1965 written by Laurence Yep. Harper & Row, 1977.

Honor Books
Alan and Naomi written by Myron Levoy. Harper & Row, 1977.
Mischling, Second Degree: My Childhood in Nazi Germany written by Ilse Koehn. Greenwillow, 1977.

Special Recognition: Amifika written by Lucille Clifton. Dutton, 1977.
The Wheel of King Asoka written by Ashok Davar. Follett, 1977.

1977 (25th) 
Never to Forget: The Jews of the Holocaust written by Milton Meltzer. Harper & Row, 1976.

Honor Book
Roll of Thunder, Hear My Cry written by Mildred D. Taylor. Dial, 1976.

1976 (24th) 
Paul Robeson written by Eloise Greenfield. T.Y. Crowell, 1975.

Honor Books
Dragonwings written by Laurence Yep. Harper& Row, 1975.
Song of the Trees written by Mildred D. Taylor, Dial, 1975.
Z for Zachariah by Robert C. O'Brien. Atheneum, 1975.

1975 (23rd) 
The Princess and the Admiral written by Charlotte Pomerantz. Addison-Wesley, 1974.

Honor Books
The Eye of Conscience: Photographers and Social Change written by Milton Meltzer and Bernard Cole. Follett, 1974.
My Brother Sam Is Dead written by James Lincoln Collier and Christopher Collier. Four Winds, 1974.
Viva la Raza! The Struggle of the Mexican-American People written by Elizabeth Sutherland Martinez and Enriqueta Longeaux y Vasquez. Doubleday, 1974.

1974 (22nd) 
Nilda written by Nicholasa Mohr. Harper & Row, 1973.

Honor Books
A Hero Ain't Nothin' but a Sandwich written by Alice Childress. Coward, McCann & Geoghegan, 1973.
Men Against War written by Barbara Habenstreit. Doubleday, 1973.
A Pocket Full of Seeds written by Marilyn Sachs. Doubleday, 1973.

1973 (21st) 
The Riddle of Racism written by S. Carl Hirsch. Viking, 1972.

Honor Book
The Upstairs Room written by Johanna Reiss. Crowell, 1972.

1972 (20th) 
The Tamarack Tree written by Betty Underwood. Houghton Mifflin, 1971.

1971 (19th) 
Jane Addams: Pioneer of Social Justice written by Cornelia Meigs. Little Brown, 1970.

1970 (18th) 
The Cay written by Theodore Taylor. Doubleday, 1969.

1969 (17th) 
The Endless Steppe: Growing Up in Siberia written by Esther Hautzig. T.Y. Crowell, 1968.

1968 (16th) 
The Little Fishes written by Erick Haugaard. Houghton Mifflin, 1967.

1967 (15th) 
Queenie Peavy written by Robert Burch. Viking, 1966.

1966 (14th) 
Berries Goodman written by Emily Cheney Neville. Harper & Row, 1965.

1965 (13th) 
Meeting with a Stranger written by Duane Bradley. Lippincott, 1964.

1964 (12th) 
Profiles in Courage: Young Readers Memorial Edition written by John F. Kennedy. Harper & Row, 1964.

1963 (11th) 
The Monkey and the Wild, Wild Wind written by Ryerson Johnson. Abelard-Schuman, 1961.

1962 (10th) 
The Road to Agra written by Aimee Sommerfelt. Criterion, 1961.

1961 (9th) 
What Then, Raman? written by Shirley L. Arora. Follett, 1960.

1960 (8th)
Champions of Peace written by Edith Patterson Meyer. Little Brown, 1959.

1959 (7th): No Award Given

1958 (6th) 
The Perilous Road written by William O. Steele. Harcourt, Brace, 1957.

1957 (5th)
Blue Mystery written by Margot Benary-Isbert. Harcourt, Brace, 1957.

1956 (4th) 
Story of the Negro written by Arna Bontemps. Knopf, 1955.

1955 (3rd) 
Rainbow Round the World: A Story of UNICEF written by Elizabeth Yates. Bobbs-Merrill, 1954.

1954 (2nd) 
Stick-in-the-Mud: A Tale of a Village, a Custom, and a Little Boy written by Jean Ketchum. Cadmus Books, E.M. Hale, 1953.

1953 (1st) 
People Are Important written by Eva Knox Evans. First published by Capital, 1951.

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