On the Wings of Peace: Writers and Illustrators Speak Out for Peace, in Memory of Hiroshima and Nagasaki

by Sheila Hamanaka

Writing and art from 60 authors and artists forms a stunning anthology concerning... read more

Writing and art from 60 authors and artists forms a stunning anthology concerning the 1945 bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki and visions of peace. Handsome full-color art created in a variety of media accompanies history, poetry, short stories and memoirs. This important assemblage can be read a bit at a time, in any order, in any year. As a whole, the volume energizes, rather than assessing blame or creating melancholy. A reliable resource list for children and adults suggests further reading. Brief biographical information placed next to tiny black and white photos marks the credentials of contributors. They include Marjorie Agosín, Joseph Bruchac, Ashley Bryan, Peter Catalanotto, Omar S. Castañeda, Peter E. Clarke, Edwidge Danticat, Jean Durandisse, Tom Feelings, Shinya Fukatsu, Nikki Grimes, Hushang Moradi Kermani, Marie G. Lee, George Littlechild, Ana Maria Machado, Kam Mak, Milton Meltzer, Wendell Minor, Kyoko Mori, Junko Morimoto, Walter Dean Myers, Keiko Narahashi, Katherine Paterson, Jerry Pinkney, James E. Ransome, Enrique O. Sanchez, Virginia Driving Hawk Sneve, Rigoberta Menchú Tum, Martin Waddell, Yoko Kawashima Watkins, and Ed Young. Royalties from the sales of On Wings of Peace are designated for three organizations devoted to these issues. (Age 8 - adult)

© Cooperative Children's Book Center, Univ. of Wisconsin - Madison, 1995

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