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William Penn Founder of Pennsylvania Graphic Library Series, by Ryan Jacobson, illustrated by Tim Stiles


A faithful historical account of Penn’s life with an emphasis on his Quaker beliefs and writings. Ages 9–12.


Capstone Press, 2007, 32 pp., paperback $7.95


Children’s Picture Books on Peace, Environment, and Social Justice


Peace Week in Miss Fox’s Class by Eileen Spinelli and Anne Kennedy


Miss Fox is tired of hearing her young students quarrel, so she announces Peace Week—no more squabbling for one whole week! It’s hard at first, but soon the animals find it is easy to be nice to each other. Ages 4–8, exuberantly illustrated.


Albert Whitman & Co., 2009, 32 pp., cloth $16.99


Miss Fox’s Class Goes Green by Eileen Spinelli and Anne Kennedy


When Miss Fox shows up at school riding her bicycle, Mouse asks, “Do you have a flat tire?” “No,” Miss Fox tells her students. “I am going green!” Soon everyone in the class is working to keep the earth healthy. Mouse takes shorter showers; Bunny brings a cloth bag to the supermarket; and Possum turns the lights off when he goes out. Ages 4–8, exuberantly illustrated.


Albert Whitman & Company, 2011, 32 pp., paperback $6.99


Eight Days A Story of Haiti by Edwidge Danticat and Alix Delinois


While Junior is trapped for eight days beneath his collapsed house after an earthquake, he uses his imagination for comfort. Drawing on beautiful, everyday-life memories, Junior paints a sparkling picture of Haiti for each of those days—flying kites with his best friend or racing his sister around St. Marc’s Square—getting through the tragedy until he is finally rescued. Love and hope dance across each page granting us a way to talk about resilience as a family, a classroom, or a friend. Ages 4–9.


Scholastic, 2010, 32 pp., paperback $17.99


Thunder Rose by Jerdine Nolan and Kadir Nelson


Born in the Wild West during a thunderstorm, Thunderstorm Rose is an unusually strong and resourceful child, but can she stop a tornado? Ages 4–8.


Harcourt, 2007, 32 pp., paperback $7.00


Sivu’s Six Wishes by Jude Daly


The stonemason Sivu can create extraordinary things out of rock. But he is poor, and as time goes by he becomes bitter and envious. If only he could be rich and powerful surely then he would be happy? When Sivu’s wish is mysteriously granted six times, however, transforming him by turn into a rich businessman, the mayor, the


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