The Big Book for Peace

by Marilyn Sachs

A unique family anthology offers an album of pieces by 31 contemporary children's... read more

A unique family anthology offers an album of pieces by 31 contemporary children's book creators, including writers Mildred Pitts Walter and Yoshiko Uchida; reteller John Bierhorst; and artists Leo and Diane Dillon, Jerry Pinkney and Allen Say. Walter's powerful short account concerning a nonviolent African-American civil rights demonstration in Washington, D.C., and Uchida's epistolary fictional narrative originating in a Japanese-American internment camp extend the concept of peace to embrace social justice issues. Jacket art by Maurice Sendak introduces a compilation with the intent of offering alternate resolutions to various barriers to understanding and justice. (All ages)

© Cooperative Children's Book Center, Univ. of Wisconsin - Madison, 1990

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