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A 2022-23 Tejas Star Reading List selection!
Peace is on purpose. Peace is a choice. Peace lets the smallest of us have a voice.
From a hello and pronouncing your friend’s name correctly to giving more than you take and saying I’m sorry, this simple concept book explores definitions of peace and actions small and big that foster it.
Award-winning authors, Baptiste Paul and Miranda Paul, have teamed up with illustrator Estelí Meza—winner of the ‘A la Orilla del Viento’ the premier Picture Book Contest Award in Mexico—to create an inspiring look at things we can all do to bring peace into our lives and world with this Spanish language edition.
"This picture book takes a huge concept like peace and makes it completely approachable for young readers." - Mutually Inclusive Blog
About the Author
Miranda Paul is the award-winning author of more than a dozen books for children, including Little Libraries, Big Heroes illustrated by John Parra, 365 illustrated by Julien Chung, Nine Months illustrated by Jason Chin, and Speak Up illustrated by Ebony Glenn. She is a founding member of the organization We Need Diverse Books, and lives with her family in Green Bay, Wisconsin.
Baptiste Paul is a children’s picture book author. His first book for NorthSouth, The Field, received 3 starred reviews and won the Sonia Lynn Sadler Award, was a Junior Library Guild selection, and also appeared on the Horn Book Fanfare Best of 2018, the School Library Journal Best of 2018, and the CCBC 2018 Choices lists. Baptiste loves sports, likes to roast his own coffee, and grills. He lives in Wisconsin with his family.
Estelí Meza grew up surrounded by books, and her love for illustration began when she attended la Feria del Libro Infantil y Juvenil with her father. In 2018, Estelí was awarded A la Orilla del Viento, the premier picture book award in Mexico. Finding Home is her author-illustrator debut in the United States, published by Scholastic. She has also illustrated books published in Mexico, Spain, and the United Arab Emirates. Estelí spends her days drawing in her neighborhood in Mexico City and is always happiest with her notebook and pencil, and a chocolate pastry and cafecito. Visit her at estelimeza.com
Aida Salazar is an award-winning author, arts activist, and translator whose writings for adults and children explore issues of identity and social justice. She is the author of the critically acclaimed middle grade verse novels, THE MOON WITHIN (International Latino Book Award Winner); LAND OF THE CRANES (Américas Award, California Library Association Beatty Award, Northern CA Book Award, NCTE Charlotte Huck Honor, Jane Addams Peace Honor, International Latino Book Award Honor); as well as A SEED IN THE SUN (ALA RISE Feminist Book Project Top 10 Book, NCTE Notable Poetry/ Verse Novel Honor, Jane Addams Peace Award Finalist). Her other works include the picture book anthology, IN THE SPIRIT OF A DREAM: 13 Stories of Immigrants of Color; the forthcoming bio picture book JOVITA WORE PANTS: The Story of a Mexican Freedom Fighter (March 7, 2023); and the anthology CALLING THE MOON: Period Stories by BIPOC Authors (March 28, 2023). Aida is a founding member of LAS MUSAS - a Latinx kidlit author collective. Her story, By the Light of the Moon, was adapted into a ballet production by the Sonoma Conservatory of Dance and is the first Xicana-themed ballet in history. She lives with her family of artists in Oakland, CA.
A visually splendid primer on peace.
— Kirkus Reviews
A valuable, necessary lesson that beautifully defines peace for children and their adults.
— School Library Journal
Perfect for celebrating spring as a time of birth and hope, this book is sure to spark family conversations about peace and
— Washington Parent
Thoughtful, inspiring words and exquisite illustrations to share with young minds during increasingly tumultuous times.
— Avery & Augustine Blog
This picture book takes a huge concept like peace and makes it completely approachable for young readers.
— Mutually Inclusive Blog