“Also in attendance at the ceremony were 14 students from the Walt Whitman Middle School in Brooklyn. Their school librarian, Alla Umanskaya, uses the award to teach her students about Jane Addams and the topics covered by award-winning books including peace, social justice, and constructive problem solving.
The students were happy to meet the winning authors as well as Jane Addams herself—or at least, Jan Lisa Huttner, who paid homage to Addams by dressing in character. She shared with attendees detailed information about the life of Addams, a pioneer social worker, public philosopher, sociologist, author, and the first American woman to win the Nobel Peace Prize.”
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