Wednesday, August 09, 2017

Wednesdays with The Subversive Children's Book Club: Peace on Earth

I had a totally different post in mind for today but given what is going on in the world this week, I think we need to go back to a serious focus on peace. Peace on Earth.  All over it.  We only have just this one planet we can live on at present, folks, and we need to keep it safe from nuclear apocalypse.  This edition of the Subversive Children's Book Club features books about peace, which we need to raise our children to revere.

For the Primary and Lower Elementary Set:

  • Our Peaceful Classroom by Aline D. Wolf
  • Sitti’s Secrets by Naomi Shihab Nye
  • Rumpelstiltskin’s Daughter by Diane Stanley
  • Seven Brave Women by Betsy Hearne
  • The Universal Declaration of Human Rights: an adaptation for children 
           by Ruth Rocha & Otavio Roth
  • Cain and Abel:  Finding The Fruits of Peace by Sandy Eisenberg Sasso
  • The Librarian of Basra by Jeanette Winter 

For the Upper Elementary and Teen Set (several of these are pretty heavily Quaker-influenced):
  •  Crash by Jerry Spinelli
  •  The Arrow Over The Door by Joseph Bruchac
  • Summer’s End by Audrey Couloumbis
  • Quaking by Kathryn Erskine
  • The Eye of The Heron by Ursula K. LeGuin
  • Gregor the Overlander (series) by Suzanne Collins

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