Children's Book Author Barbara Kerley
Illustrated with photographs from around the world
Published by National Geographic
All it takes is one hand, one smile, a single voice... to spread a little peace.
Notable Social Studies Trade Book for Young People
Chicago Public Library Best of the Best
"What does it take to spread a little peace? Richard Solomon, President of the U.S. Institute of Peace, states in an afterword that the responsibility '...does not rest with governments and organizations alone; it is also the work of individuals.' This simple, beautiful photo-essay demonstrates this philosophy. The colorful pictures are supported by limited, yet powerful text, illustrating how each person can work to achieve peace. Children from around the globe highlight simple actions, such as lending a hand, sharing a smile, and making friends.... Sharing this book with youngsters should spark discussion."
School Library Journal
"Kerley offers beautiful images of harmony and love from around the world. 'All it takes is one hand,' the economical text begins, next to a picture of a dark-skinned hand holding a yellow flower. Readers should be able to immediately identify the evocative photographs with National Geographic.... Short phrases thread the images into a global tapestry."
"A LITTLE PEACE...makes a beautiful case for making the world a more peaceful place.
Orange County Register
"Wise words and rich photographs offer a unique and enriching experience for every young reader."
Early Childhood News
"The images offer glimpses of people engaging in peaceful and joyful moments, and urge readers to 'spread a little peace.'"
"Stunningly beautiful." Boston Globe
"Highly recommended." Education Oasis
"Empowering and inspiring." Baker Books Staff Picks
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