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12 Books About Peace

A book list to consider for Veterans Day.
on November 10, 2014
 

Last year, I wrote a post that highlighted books about war for Veterans Day. One of the overwhelming bits of feedback this post received was that I should have written about peace. This post is my follow-up, but I want to make it known that I don't think you can only teach about peace—or that learning about war is the same thing as glorifying it. The books in the first post are historical; they don't glorify anything, especially war. I agree that we should teach our children about peace, but in order to do that we must give them some knowledge about what an absence of peace is like.  Please check out my previous post as well as these amazing books about peace.


Can You Say Peace? by Karen Katz


Whoever You Are by Mem Fox


Peace One Day by Jeremy Gilley


Let There Be Peace on Earth: and Let It Begin With Me by Jill Jackson


The Children's Peace Book by Jolene DeLisa


The Peace Book by Todd Parr


Paulie Pastrami Achieves World Peace by James Proimos


What Does Peace Feel Like? by Vladimir Radunsky


Peace People by Robyn Short


Talk Peace by Sam Williams


Wangari's Trees of Peace: A True Story From Africa by Jeanette Winter


Paths to Peace: People Who Changed the World by Jane Breskin Zalben


What do you think? Do children need to understand both sides to understand peace? Share your opinion on the Scholastic Parents Facebook page.

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