POPULAR WITH PARENTS: Progressive parents who bought A Is for Activist (130K copies sold) and What Can a Citizen Do? for their preschoolers and kindergardeners will buy this for their 8-12 year olds.
ORGANIC, NATURAL APPEAL: Encourages young people to get outdoors, cook, and live sustainably and in harmony with nature.
EMPOWERING: Promotes healthy actions that nourish young people’s sense of self-esteem and self-empowerment.
INCLUSIVITY: Similar to Rad American Women A-Z, this alphabetically organized list of actions and activists celebrates the achievements of a diverse group of heroes.
ACTIVE AUTHOR: Author-illustrator Tanya Zabinski attends 20 festivals a year up and down the East Coast promoting her art; can add book events to her already busy touring schedule.
CLASSROOM POTENTIAL: “What You Can Do” section for each action is adaptable for curricula in grades 4-6 in social studies, Social and Emotional Learning (SEL), and language arts.
“Peace Love Action! perfectly embodies one of the key messages that I am always trying to get across to children around the world—that every day we live on this planet, we make some impact—and we have a choice as to what sort of difference we make.”
— Dr. Jane Goodall, DBE, UN Messenger of Peace
“Anyone can take action to make the world a better place. Peace, Love, Action! Everyday Acts of Goodness from A to Z is an illustrated guide, filled with steps readers can take to make a difference…[and]…true stories about people whose actions have made a big impact.” —TIME for Kids
“Peace, Love, Action! gathers a diverse mix of activists who contribute to peace in the world in inventive and individual ways. It gives the reader a lens to see each day as an opportunity to practice peace and justice.” —Sister Helen Prejean, campaigner against the death penalty and author of Dead Man Walking
“This book touches a nerve for anyone who wishes to hear the bells of freedom, and play a part in ringing them.” —Innosanto Nagara, author and illustrator of A is for Activist and M is for Movement
“This book stands us on the shoulders of activists like Ella Baker, who inspire us through their example. May it empower people of all ages to build a world that works for all.”— Zachary Norris, executive director of the Ella Baker Center for Human Rights, ellabakercenter.org
“This book is hands-on, down-to-earth and practical, as well as visually stunning, inspiring, and nurturing to the spirit, just like some fertile soil!”
—Leah Penniman, cofounder of Soul Fire Farm, and author of Farming While Black: Soul Fire Farm’s Practical Guide to Liberation on the Land
“I recommend Peace, Love, Action! for the toolbox of every family and school who wants to bring more love into the world.”
—Valarie Kaur, civil rights activist, lawyer, filmmaker, and founder of the Revolutionary Love Project
“It’s a cliché to say this is an illustrated book for our times, but it is! Tanya Zabinski has created a much-needed book for the middle-grade reader—and for teachers to use to introduce exemplary people and concepts. Stunning, woodcut-like artwork puts the frosting on this cake!”
—Tomie dePaola, award-winning illustrator/writer of more than 270 books, including Strega Nona and Quiet
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