Peace

Taro Yashima: Artist for Peace

Taro Yashima is the assumed name of children’s author and illustrator Jun Atsushi Iwamatsu. Born in the Japanese countryside to a local doctor and his wife, as a young man he found the rise in militarism prior to his country’s invasion of China and attack on America to be very much against his personal beliefs. He and his wife Tomoe, also an artist, joined peaceful protest groups called “culture clubs” that used their art to make anti-authoritarian statements about Japan’s government and the harsh conditions people lived under to support the military as it readied for war.

Sadako and the Thousand Paper Cranes by Eleanor Coerr

Sadako and the Thousand Paper Cranes by Eleanor Coerr

In Sadako and the Thousand Paper Cranes, by Eleanor Coerr, Sadako is a sixth-grade girl who loves to run in school races and spend time with her friends and family. One day she begins to have dizzy spells, which worsen until she ends up in the hospital. She is diagnosed with leukemia, or the “atom bomb sickness.” Sadako grew up in the aftermath of the atom bomb, dropped on her hometown of Hiroshima when she was just a baby in 1945. Many people got sick in the years after the bomb from its radiation.

Inner and Outer Peace Through Meditation

By Rajinder Singh

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Whether you are already meditating or a complete beginner, young or old, Rajinder Singh’s easy-to-read manual will help you achieve personal transformation. –From the book description.
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Spinning Tales, Weaving Hope: Stories, Storytelling and Activities for Peace, Justice and the Environment

By Ed Brody

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This storytelling sourcebook features 29 wondrous children's stories from around the world. From the mythic and the fantastic, to the silly and the serious, these timeless tales encourage conflict resolution, compassion, and sensitivity to the Earth and all living things.

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No Man's Land: A Young Soldier's Story

By Susan Campbell Bartoletti

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Because he had been unable to fight off the gator which injured his father, fourteen-year-old Thrasher joins the Confederate Army, en route to Virginia, hoping to prove his manhood.
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