One Peace: True Stories of Young Activists
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About the Author
Janet Wilson is an author and fine artist who is continually inspired by stories of young people making a difference in their world. She has written and illustrated over 50 books, including Our Earth: How Kids are Saving the Planet, winner of the Science in Society Book Award and a Smithsonian Notable Book. Janet lives in Eden Mills, Ontario.
"The book's freewheeling nature provides a diverse and telling emotional impact through words and pictures that express the visions of change of children worldwide...Wilson has provided a much-needed call to action for adults and children alike."-- "Quill & Quire"
"Each [activist] profile provides an ideal introduction to both world issues and serves as an excellent resource to help readers connect these issues with their own lives."-- "Canadian Bookseller"
"The illustrations that Janet has created are stunning - stirring accompaniments to her text...With everything going on in the world, this book is a must have for educators, parents, and of course, children."-- "Kathy Kacer, author of Hiding Edith"
"The stories of these remarkable young people are interspersed with international stories and folklore concerning peace, as well as anti-war poetry."-- "Resource Links"
"The youngsters introduced here create profiles in courage."-- "Smithsonian.com"
"Each double-page spread in this picture book for older readers is a passionate call for peace, the end of suffering, and the need for change."-- "Booklist"
"Filled with emotion and commitment from young voices dedicated to making the world a better place to live. The message here is clear: Youths and adults can work together toward worldwide peace."-- "Children's Literature"
"An impressive effort to cover a subject that doesn't get much attention, and it makes a good starting point for inspiring students to try projects of their own."-- "School Library Journal"
"This book appeals to the sense. Text is balanced with colour, visual texture, inspiring words, artwork, and photos on every page...It is written for children to be the change the world needs, but adults will appreciate the quality of this work."-- "The Bookmark (BCTLA)"
"A powerful springboard to classroom discussions...An excellent choice to put into the hands of a child who is showing interest in peacemaking at any level, and a valuable resource for a unit on peace."-- "Canadian Teacher Magazine"
"The anecdotes about real children who made a difference, in addition to some of their writing and quotations, are compelling, as are the photographs."-- "The Horn Book Guide"
"The short 'chapters, ' beautiful artwork, and multiple genre presentation help to make One Peace appeal to a wider audience. Adults will enjoy reading about young people who have strived to change the world and children will enjoy the artwork and short vignettes."-- "Southwestern Ohio Young Adult Materials Review Group"
"Colourful pages are packed with photos, children's drawings and Wilson's own paintings. Her moving portraits evoke the youth and innocence of the young activists, depicting them with symbols of peace: candles, flowers, animals, even soccer balls...The time is always right for a book that engages children, especially one that inspires and empowers them to take action for peace."-- "United Church Observer"
"The overall message is one of resilience, strength and optimism and concrete examples of what students can do to make a difference may spark and encourage student action and empowerment. This is a powerful book and one that can provide a counterbalance to some of the military books so sought after by elementary school patrons."-- "Puget Sound Council"
"These youngsters have had some remarkable successes...The stories included here may be inspirational to young readers and could be used as a basis for class discussion and class action."-- "School Library Journal"
"A wonderful blend of art, poetry, factual information and engaging profiles of kids who made a difference; this book is an excellent resource for teachers who wish to inspire students to make a social contribution."-- "TeachingBytheBook.com"