Annual Book Award

Seeing race is not the problem. Refusing to care for the people we see is the problem. The fact that the meaning of race may evolve over time or lose much of its significance is hardly a reason to be struck blind. We should hope not for a colorbind society but instead for a world in which we can see each other fully, learn from each other, and do what we can to respond to each other with love.

— Michelle Alexander, The New Jim Crow: Mass Incarceration in the Age of Colorblindness

The All Together Book Award recognizes one senior student from each of the four area public high schools who is known as a peacemaker and bridge builder. Students are chosen for the award by consensus from the professional staff in each of their schools. Winners receive a book and a $500 check and can be acknowleged at the NAACP Celebration of Scholars held in the Spring. The award was established in memory of Jack  Charlton, the first President of All Together.