Awards: Jane Addams Children's Book; T.S. Eliot Winners

The Jane Addams Peace Association has announced the winning and honor books of the 2023 Jane Addams Children's Book Award, marking its 70th Anniversary this year:

Younger Children Winner:
Choosing Brave: How Mamie Till-Mobley and Emmett Till Sparked the Civil Rights Movement by Angela Joy, illus. by Janelle Washington (Roaring Brook)

Younger Children Honor Books:
Sanctuary: Kip Tiernan and Rosie’s Place, the Nation's First Shelter for Women by Christine McDonell, illus. by Victoria Tentler-Krylov (Candlewick)
Ida B. Wells, Voice of Truth: Educator, Feminist, and Anti-Lynching Civil Rights Leader by Michelle Duster, illus. by Laura Freeman (Godwin Books/Holt)

Older Children Winner:
Undercover Latina by Aya De León (Candlewick)

Older Children Honor Books:
Yonder by Ali Standish (HarperCollins)
Swim Team, written and illustrated by Johnnie Christmas (Harper Alley)

The 2023 Jane Addams Children's Book Awards ceremony will be held on April 25 at the Winter Garden of the Harold Washington Library Center in Chicago, Ill. Details about the award event, and securing winner and honor book seals, are available from the Jane Addams Peace Association via e-mail.


Sonnets for Albert by Anthony Joseph has won the 2022 £25,000 (about $30,540) T.S. Eliot Prize. Chair of judges Jean Sprackland called Sonnets for Albert "a luminous collection which celebrates humanity in all its contradictions and breathes new life into this enduring form."

Joseph is the author of five poetry collections, including Desafinado, Teragaton, Bird Head Son, and Rubber Orchestras, and three novels: The African Origins of UFOs, Kitch: A Fictional Biography of a Calypso Icon, and The Frequency of Magic. He was the Colm Tóibín Fellow in Creative Writing at the University of Liverpool in 2018, was awarded a Jerwood Compton Poetry Fellowship 2019/20 and is a lecturer in creative writing at King's College London. He's also a musician who has released eight albums.

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