About this book Dreamers, leaders, fighters for our rights... meet 40 amazing activists for peace! Learn how Martin Luther King, Gandhi, Eleanor Roosevelt, Nelson Mandela and many others dedicated their lives to making the world a better place in this fact-packed book from the 40 Inspiring Icons series.
Meet Albert Einstein, a Nobel Prize-winning physicist who used his fame to speak out against nuclear weapons; Pakistani activist Malala Yousafzai, who stood up for the right to education and survived a gunshot wound to her head; and Pablo Picasso, who created extraordinary paintings to promote peace and raise awareness of the atrocities of war. These 40 incredible people each changed the world in their own unique, and peaceful, way:
Immanuel Kant; Victor Schoelcher; Victor Hugo; Henry David Thoreau; Henri Dunant; Lejzer Ludwik Zamenhof; Bertha von Suttner; Jean Jaures; Rosa Luxemburg; Woodrow Wilson; Otto Dix; Aristide Briand; Erich Maria Remarque; Pablo Picasso; Dalton Trumbo; Charlie Chaplin; Sophie Scholl; Raoul Wallenberg; Albert Einstein; Gandhi; Eleanor Roosevelt; Martin Luther King; Joan Baez; Muhammad Ali; John Lennon; Adolfo Perez Esquivel; Mairead Corrigan and Betty Williams; Wangari Maathai; Ikuo Hirayama; Tenzin Gyatso; Mikhail Gorbachev; Vaclav Havel; Nelson Mandela; Rigoberta Menchu; Jody Williams; Daniel Barenboim; Kim Dae-Jung; Michael Moore; Tegla Loroupe; Malala Yousafzai.
Each spread presents a single peacemaker, highlighting key facts about their identity, actions and works, along with a fun, illustrated depiction of them that calls out elements of their life and style.
With so many icons to admire, who will you choose as your hero?
Reviews from Around the World
" People of Peace is a collection of biographical snippets on 40 influential figures from recent history. They are all examples of world citizens who advocate for human rights and world peace. The illustrations are simple and engaging, making the text more accessible for struggling readers.
I really liked the way it paired or grouped well-known advocates with lesser known figures. Each person, from Aristide Briand to Malala Yousafzai, has their own short biography, a unique illustration, and an eye-catching title.
I would have liked to see a bit more diversity in the people profiled, but there is representation for both women and people of color. It would be easy for educators to go through this book in a month or so with students, reading about one figure a day. "- Amazon Customer