The First Annual Jane Addams Day. December 10

The first annual "Jane Addams Day" will be celebrated all across Illinois on December 10, 2007. AAUW-Illinois is leading the charge and Women & Children First is their official Jane Addams Day bookstore! Visit to the AAUW-Illinois webpage to read their press release, find local events and read background materials.

Then check out the Women and Children First suggested book list. There are book suggestions for all ages and levels of interest: children and teens, novices and scholars.

Among many achievements, Jane Addams was:

  • A founder and the first president of the Women's International League for Peace and Freedom
  • A founder of the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU)
  • A founder of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP)
  • The first American woman to win the Nobel Peace Prize