Children’s Librarian Kristen Barnhart (left) accepts the donation of the Jane Addams Children’s Peace Award Books from Mothers for Peace member Liz Apfelberg (right).
Since its inception in 1953, the Book Awards annually acknowledge children’s books which meet standards of excellence, as well as effectively expressing a theme which promotes peace, social justice, world community, gender and/or equality of the sexes or races. The books range from the picture book category through high school level.
The San Luis Obispo Mothers for Peace has given scholarships for many years to High School seniors and University students involved in these issues and believes that these books can encourage ideas of peace, freedom, and equality to our young children.
Mothers for Peace has donated the Jane Addams Children’s Peace Award Books to the library system since 2000.