One Peace: True Stories of Young Activists
by Janet Wilson
Orca Book Publishers, 2008
$19.95, 48 pp, colour photos and illustrations, ages 9 – 15
This inspirational book is a reminder to all, but especially children, that people of any age can help bring peace to the world. Short profiles of youth from diverse backgrounds who have created change through their actions for peace are set alongside poetry, photographs and illustrations, making One Peace a celebration of the accomplishments of these special activists. Read aloud, this book would serve as a powerful springboard to classroom discussions and further research about conditions existing in many countries today, which bring fear, insecurity and death to the children of the world. The colourful format and short chapters also make it inviting for children to read independently. This is 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.
This review is from Canadian Teacher Magazine’s May 2009 issue.