Illustrator: ESTELÍ MEZA
Genre: CHILDREN’S BOOKS
Length: 40 PAGES
Publisher: NORTH SOUTH BOOKS
Received From: NETGALLEY
Release Date: MARCH 2, 2021
Price: $18.95 USD
Rating: 5 OUT OF 5 STARS ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
Peace is on purpose. Peace is a choice. Peace lets the smallest of us have a voice.
From a hello and pronouncing your friend’s name correctly to giving more than you take and saying I’m sorry, this simple concept book explores definitions of peace and actions small and big that foster it.
Award-winning authors, Baptiste Paul and Miranda Paul, have teamed up with illustrator Estelí Meza—winner of the ‘A la Orilla del Viento’ the premier Picture Book Contest Award in Mexico—to create an inspiring look at things we can all do to bring peace into our lives and world.
PEACE – The title says it all.
This wonderfully illustrated children’s book is written by the husband and wife social justice team of Baptiste and Miranda Paul.
Peace is defined in simple terms that any child will be able to apply to their own lives.
The authors encourage children to demonstrate and seek peace through their own actions. For instance: kids are prompted to be polite and respectful. They are told that peace is giving more than they take which is a mantra that adults and children alike should strive to achieve.
The whimsical illustrations are beautiful and exquisite.
Bold colors are liberally used to draw the eye across the pages.
Each two-page spread is so fantastic they are worthy of being framed and hung in a child’s bedroom or playroom.
I am rating PEACE as 5 OUT OF 5 STARS ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ and I hope to see copies of this book in houses, libraries and schools around the world.
At the same time as the English language version is being published, so to are the Spanish and German versions.
*** Thank you to NetGalley for providing me with a free copy of this book. ***
ABOUT THE AUTHORS:
ABOUT BAPTISTE PAUL:
Baptiste Paul grew up in St. Lucia, where at age seven he propagated a root cutting that still produces breadfruit for his family.
He holds an Environmental Science degree and is the author of The Field, which received multiple starred reviews. He is also the co-author of, I Am Farmer, with Miranda Paul.
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ABOUT AUTHOR MIRANDA PAUL:
Miranda Paul is the award-winning author of more than a dozen books for children, including Little Libraries, Big Heroes, illustrated by John Parra. She is a founding member of the organization We Need Diverse Books, and lives with her family in Green Bay, Wisconsin.
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ABOUT THE ILLUSTRATOR:
Estelí Meza is the Mexican illustrator of Peace, a new book that will be published by NorthSouth Books in March 2021.
In Mexico she has received several awards for her work and is now making her international debut.
To read a fabulous interview with the Illustrator, click HERE.
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