A Little Peace

posted Nov 11, 2009, 11:28 PM by Dan Thiede
By Barbara Kerley
National Geographic Books, 2007

Amazing photographs illustrate the beautifully poetic words of Barbara Kerley in this picture book published by National Geographic. Simple gestures, like a smile or a helping hand, have the power to spread peace through the world. The photos included in the book were taken all over the world and show the universality of these gestures in action.

Discussion Questions & Activities:
  • Prior to reading the book, ask students to find the list of countries that appear in the book and after reading see if they can match the picture to the country of origin. The answers are given in the back of the book.
  • Is it possible to have peace throughout the world. Why or why not?
  • What does it take to have peace everyday, everywhere in the world?
  • Challenge students to collect quotes about peace and illustrate those quotes or find pictures in magazines and create a collage around the quote.

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Book review by Kevin McGee