Somewhat belatedly, here are the winners of the 2007 Jane Addams Children's Book Awards, which were announced at the end of April; all were published in 2006. "Books chosen effectively address themes or topics that promote peace, justice, world community, and/or equality of the sexes and all races. The books also must meet conventional standards of literary and artistic excellence," according to the Jane Addams Peace Association, the awards' sponsor.
The books, along with some links to blog and journal reviews:
A Place Where Sunflowers Grow (brief review at A Year of Reading)
Weedflower (review at Fairrosa's Reading Journal)
Crossing Bok Chitto: A Choctaw Tale of Friendship and Freedom (review at Kids Lit)
Night Boat to Freedom (review at The Edge of the Forest)
Freedom Walkers: The Story of the Montgomery Bus Boycott (review at Snapshot)
Counting on Grace (review at HipWriterMama, in "Sunday's List...")