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2008 Van Jones

Winner of the 2008 Puffin Prize for Creative Citizenship (formerly the Puffin/Nation Prize for Creative Citizenship). Environmental activist, author and social entrepreneur Van Jones is the 2008 recipient of the $100,000 Puffin/Nation Prize for Creative Citizenship. A champion for the toughest urban constituencies and causes, Mr. Jones is the founder and president of Green Read More

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New York, the Global Capital of Protest

Puffin is proud to have commissioned this new work on the history of social activism in New York City Suffragists in New York City promoting a voting rights conference.CreditBettmann, via Getty Images By Sam Roberts May 16, 2018 The aphorism “You can’t fight City Hall” was refuted in New York Read More

Preservation of New Deal Murals at Teaneck Library

March 14, 2008

“Library Murals Restored After 70 Years On Walls” By Howard Prosnitz, Staff Writer, Teaneck Suburbanite, October 15, 2008 Since 1937, four murals illustrating the history of the printed word have inspired and delighted visitors to the Teaneck Public Library. The murals are located in the reference room, which was the Read More

2007 Michael Ratner

Winner of the 2007 Puffin Prize for Creative Citizenship (formerly the Puffin/Nation Prize for Creative Citizenship). Attorney, author and Center for Constitutional Rights (CCR) President Michael Ratner is the recipient of the 2007 Puffin/Nation Prize for Creative Citizenship. One of the country’s foremost defenders of human rights and civil liberties, Read More

2006 Amy Goodman

Winner of the 2006 Puffin Prize for Creative Citizenship (formerly the Puffin/Nation Prize for Creative Citizenship).  Amy Goodman is a syndicated columnist, host of the news program Democracy Now! and co-author of the New York Times bestselling book Static: Government Liars, Media Cheerleaders, and the People Who Fight Back. Goodman’s program Democracy Now! is the only news Read More

2005 Jonathan Kozol

Winner of the 2005 Puffin Prize for Creative Citizenship (formerly the Puffin/Nation Prize for Creative Citizenship). Jonathan Kozol began his career as a fourth-grade teacher in Roxbury, a poor, predominantly black neighborhood of Boston. His first book, Death at an Early Age, chronicled his experience as a first-year teacher in Roxbury, Read More

2004 Barbara Ehrenreich

Winner of the 2004 Puffin Prize for Creative Citizenship (formerly the Puffin/Nation Prize for Creative Citizenship). Barbara Ehrenreich is the author of the best-selling Nickel and Dimed: On (Not) Getting by In America (Metropolitan Books, 2001), a chronicle of her attempt to live on the minimum wage. Nickel and Dimed recently passed the 1 Read More

2003 David Protess

Winner of the 2003 Puffin Prize for Creative Citizenship (formerly the Puffin/Nation Prize for Creative Citizenship). David Protess is the founding director of Medill’s Innocence Project and played a direct role in the release of eight innocent men in Illinois, six of whom had been wrongly convicted of capital crimes. Read More

2002 Dolores Huerta

Winner of the 2002 Puffin Prize for Creative Citizenship (formerly the Puffin/Nation Prize for Creative Citizenship).  Dolores Huerta is a celebrated figure in the history of the American labor movement. Today she works as tirelessly on behalf of some of the poorest workers in the country as she did in Read More

2001 Robert Parris Moses

Winner of the 2001 Puffin Prize for Creative Citizenship (formerly the Puffin/Nation Prize for Creative Citizenship). A lifelong social activist, civil rights pioneer, and visionary educator, Bob Moses uniquely exemplified the values and qualities the Puffin/Nation Prize was created to honor. As a pivotal organizer in the early days of Read More