Peace and Me, created by Ali Winter and Michael El Fathi, is a non-fiction picture book collection of biographies. It features the lives of twelve amazing men and women in history who have been awarded the Nobel Peace Prize of the 20th and 21st centuries.
The book explores their real-life stories and explains the reasons behind their nomination and the inspirational peace ideas that they have left behind. Some of the Laureates include; Nelson Mandela, Martin Luther King Jr., Mother Teresa and Malala Yousafzai.
Peace and Me begins with a spread focused on Alfred Nobel, (best remembered for his amazing contribution to world peace) and it tells us how the Nobel Prize first came to be. Did you know the first Nobel Peace Prize was awarded back in 1901?
A double spread is dedicated to each laureate and the idea of peace is explored throughout and encourages us to consider what peace means to each of us — what does peace mean to you?
‘Peace is caring for those who are less fortunate’; ‘making sure every child gets to go to school’ and ‘respecting all communities’.
Michael El Fathi’s illustrations are beautiful, colourful and eye-catching — full of stunning patterns and detail. The digital artwork is perfect alongside the introduction to each laureate — just the right amount of information too for young children to be kept engaged and interested!
Peace and Me is inspiring, fascinating, beautiful and engaging — with lots to read and learn! It is a perfect book for home, school classroom or library to invite discussion among children of all ages.
‘Amnesty International endorses Peace and Me because it shows how standing up for other people makes the world a better, more peaceful place.’
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