By Callie Metler, Shirin Rahman, Melissa Stoller, Illustrated by Kate Talbot ( Clear Fork Publishing – 2021 )
When they meet on the first day of school, three girls realize they are different from each other – Molly is Christian, Savera is Muslim, and Hannah is Jewish. Through a class planning project, the girls’ friendship blossoms, and learn they are more alike than they thought. >>>Three women authors from the same faith traditions as the 3 girls in the story.
By Kathryn Erskine, Illustrated by Alexandra Boiger (Philomel- 2021)
Friends can help us understand the world and ourselves, opening our eyes to unique cultures and ideas. In a story that travels the globe, it’s easy to see how the world is a community made up of people who are more similar than we are different. With stunning, lush art to accompany the lyrical text, this book celebrates how honoring everyone’s talent creates a world that’s richer for all of us.
Starting with ”When your heart is heavy…..”and ending with “Hope and light will always prevail for love wins.” The short text message is very clear, simple, and easy to understand, as well as helping with dynamic and heartwarming illustrations. The book is celebrating the diversity of people who are standing strong together because of Love.
By Archbishop Desmond Tutu and Douglas Carlton Abrams, Illustrated LeUyen Pham (Candlewick Press – 2008)
This book is a lovely introduction to Archbishop Tutu’s unique message of forgiveness and empathy and a beckoning pathway toward joy that even very young readers will delight in following. With warm and beautiful collaboration between authors and illustrator, the message will be able to reach to all children on the earth. >>>Archbishop Desmond Tutu was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize in 1984 for his lifelong struggle to bring equality, justice and peace to his native country of South Africa. The same two authors also wrote: Desmond and the very mean word
この絵本は、ツツ元大主教からのメッセージである、許しと共感と真の喜びを得るための方法を、若い読者にも解かり易く楽しく紹介している。心温まる美しい作品は、制作者達の熱意の賜物であり、世界中の子ども達に貴重なメッセージを届けてくれる。＞＞＞ツツ元大主教は、祖国南アフリカの公平で平等で平和な社会実現の功績が認められ、１９８４年にノーベル平和賞を受賞。この絵本と同じ２人の作者でDesmond and the very mean wordもある。
By Karen Katz (Henry Holt and Company, LLC – 2006)
On International Day of Peace, and every day throughout the year, children all over the world wish for Peace. 11 Children say Peace in their own language and on the last page show more way to say Peace. >>>The United Nations has declared September 21 ” International Day of Peace”
By Annette LeBox, Illustrated by Stephanie Graegin (Dial Books for Young Readers – 2015)
Follow these neighborhood children as they find love in everyday things – in sunlight shining through leaves and cookies shared with friends – and learn that peace is all around if you just look for it. Illustrations and simple, rhyming text show different way that peace can be found, made and shared.
By Matt De La Pena, Illustrated by Loren Long ( G. P. Putnam’s Sons-2018 )
In this string celebration of love, the author and the illustrator depict the many ways we experience this universal bond. With heartfelt illustrations and a smoothing lyrical text, this tender tale brings us a needed comfort and a new classic that will resonate with readers of every age.>>>Meet the author: Matt De La Pena
By Ilene Cooper, Illustrated by Gabi Swiatowska (Abrams Books for Young Readers – 2007)
A grandfather and his young grandson find some words posted on a wall, and the grandfather says it’s the Golden Rule. The words are “Do unto others as you would have them do unto you.” The young boy asks his grandfather questions about the Golden Rule, and his grandfather answers him as using different religious expression, but all concepts is the same. At the end, the detail information of different religious expression are provided.
Based on a bedtime game Lulu Delacre played with her young daughters, ” How far do you love me?” is an ” I love you” book with a twist. With every expression of love, readers visit one of twelve different locations around the world, each a beautifully illustrated scene of adults and children in a place of natural beauty.