Monday, September 28, 2015

Painting for Peace in Ferguson


Painting for Peace in Ferguson
By Carol Swartout Klein
Treehouse Publishing Group, 2015. Nonfiction.

When the city of Ferguson was overrun with so much hate and despair that homes and businesses had to be boarded up to protect property, citizens of the community decided to bring a message of hope by painting the boarded windows. Klein’s rhyming text supports the photographs of the hundreds of artists and volunteers and their artwork as they bring the messages of peace, hope, love, and that by being united they can make a difference. A great book to show children how a community rallied to make a positive change and that even a small gesture can make a huge difference. A great discussion opener on how we should treat each other.

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