A Walk Toward Peace: The True Story of Peace Pilgrim
Illustrated by Annie Bowler
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About Walking Toward Peace
She gave up everything: her home, her possessions, even her real name. She called herself Peace Pilgrim, put on her sneakers, and started off on her quest to walk thousands of miles all around America. Step by step, mile after mile, Peace Pilgrim traveled tirelessly, inviting everyone she met to consider a world where each person and each nation chooses peace.
This true story about a little-known woman who sacrificed everything for her convictions inspires us to step out for what we believe in, gathering others to join us along the way.
What an awesome, inspiring story! As soon as I saw the title of this book, I knew I wanted to read it. I had heard of Peace Pilgrim before but didn’t really know much about her, and this book is a really great introduction that makes her story really accessible to young readers.
The images are bright and simple but evocative. I really enjoyed the way they brought the words to life.
At the end of the book, there’s a one page, more in-depth biography of Peace Pilgrim, which is especially great for readers at the upper end of the target audience (as well as for curious parents!).
All in all, I’m super glad I read this book and think it’s a great one to add to your bookshelf, library, or classroom.
Recommended for Ages 6 to 10.
Peace Pilgrim was a white American woman.
Profanity/Crude Language Content
The story vaguely mentions that many people were talking about whether the country should go to war.
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