Books for International Peace Day

International Peace Day is September 21.

And every other day, too. Right?

If you have good books to recommend to help parents, teachers, librarians, and eager young readers celebrate the goal of peace around the globe, whether far abroad or in your home community . . . we encourage you to mention them in a comment below.

By the way, the wonderful poster at the top of this page is from the blog, No Time For Flash Cards, founded by Allison McDonald, as part of a review round-up of picture books about social justice.

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  1. Today’s post on the blog FromThe Mixed-Up Files of Middle Grade Authors offered ten outstanding MG titles that are fairly recent releases. check them out here:

  2. The MG novel, JUST A DROP OF WATER, by Kerry O’Malley Cerra(2014) Paper back version pubbed today.

    If I may suggest my MG historical fiction, THE LAST CHERRY BLOSSOM, (Aug 2016) about the atomic bombing in Hiroshima seen through the eyes of a 12-year-old girl.(based on events in my mother’s life )
    Thank you.

  3. My recently released picture book THE SEAGOING COWBOY from Brethren Press follows a young man and his friend as they board a ship bound for Poland. One cares for horses, the other for heifers on the weeks-long journey. What they see when they arrive is sobering: World War II had left the country in ruins, and many people had nothing left. The horses and heifers would go a long way in helping them rebuild their lives. Archival photographs, a map, and an author’s note supplement the story; and a curriculum guide is available on my website.

    I would also recommend Russell Freedman’s recent book for older readers (ages 10-14) WE WILL NOT BE SILENT: THE WHITE ROSE STUDENT RESISTANCE MOVEMENT THAT DEFIED ADOLF HITLER. It’s an important testament to bravery in the face of oppression.

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