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.