Children everywhere wish for peace
International Peace Day is September 21. On this day and every day throughout the year, children all over the world wish for peace. Karen Katz takes readers on a bright and colorful journey around the globe to meet some of these children and learn about the many ways to say peace
Karen Katz's bright and childlike illustrations are the perfect way to introduce the very young to the concept of peace and teach them how to say the word in twenty-two different languages.
Can You Say Peace? is a 2007 Bank Street - Best Children's Book of the Year.
About the Author
Karen Katz has written and illustrated many books for children, including The Colors of Us, My First Ramadan, Counting Kisses and Where is Baby's Belly Button. Long inspired by folk art from around the world, she was inspired to write her first book, Over the Moon, when she and her husband adopted their daughter from Guatemala, and she wanted to tell the story of welcoming Lena into their lives. Katz loves to paint and experiment with texture, color, collage and pattern. Besides an author and illustrator, she has been a costume designer, quilt maker, fabric artist and graphic designer. Katz and her family divide their time between New York City and Saugerties, New York.
"With vibrantly colored patterns softened by soothing rhythmic lines ... this timely primer on nonviolence works in its simplicity."--Kirkus Reviews "A great way to introduce multiculturalism to young readers."--The Oakland Journal