The Jane Addams Peace Association has announced the recipients of the 2021 Jane Addams Children’s Book Awards. The winner in the Books for Younger Children category is We Are Water Protectors by Carole Lindstrom, illus. by Michaela Goade (Roaring Brook). The winner in the Books for Older Children category is A Wish in the Dark by Christina Soontornvat (Candlewick). Additionally, two Honor Books were named in the Books for Younger Children category: Ocean Speaks: How Marie Tharp Revealed the Ocean’s Biggest Secret by Jess Keating, illus. by Katie Hickey (Tundra); and Black Is a Rainbow Color by Angela Joy, illus. by Ekua Holmes (Roaring Brook). Two Honor Books were also named in the Books for Older Children category: Land of the Cranes by Aida Salazar (Scholastic Press); and Finish the Fight! The Brave and Revolutionary Women Who Fought for the Right to Vote by Veronica Chambers and the New York Times staff, illus. by diverse artists (Versify). Beginning in 1953, the Jane Addams Children’s Book Award annually recognizes children’s books that effectively engage young readers in thinking socially and globally. The ceremony is virtual this year and will be presented on April 28 at 1 p.m. ET. For more information, click here.