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Vanessa Brantley-Newton’s We Shall Overcome wins Jane Addams Honor

20 Oct 2014

janeWe Shall Overcome, written by Debbie Levy and illustrated by Vanessa Brantley-Newton, has been named a Jane Addams Honor Book in the Books for Younger Children category.

The Jane Addams awards are designed to honor excellent children’s books that promote peace, social justice, racial equality, world community, and equality between the sexes.

This year was the 61st year of the awards, and the award ceremony was held October 17 in New York.

Named for the song of the same title, We Shall Overcome explores the civil rights anthem and emphasizes the power of community.

Buy We Shall Overcome at Amazon or Barnes & Noble.

Congratulations, Vanessa and Debbie!