With all the division we see in our world these days, I think we can agree that we could all use a little more peace. So I am thrilled to share Peace by Baptiste Paul and Miranda Paul with you all today.
This picture book takes a huge concept like peace and makes it completely approachable for young readers.
Peace explores the many definitions of peace and all the small steps we can take to help bring peace to ourselves, our communities, and the world. From pronouncing our friends name correctly to saying “I’m sorry”, our small actions can have a huge impact.
I really appreciate the authors’ message that our inner peace reflects back out into the world and can affect others, including animals and the earth. As someone who is often overwhelmed by the idea of peace and how to bring it to the world, this message really resonated with me and reminded me that I have to start with myself.
I love the illustrations by Estelí Meza, especially all the different animals included. There is also a really fun foldout spread on the last page, which was a lovely surprise.
Peace is officially released next week (March 2, 2021), but you can preorder it today wherever books are sold, including Bookshop and Amazon. (Please note: Some links provided are affiliate links. Affiliate links allow me to receive a small commission for recommendations at no cost to you. This commission is used to maintain this site and continue bringing content to you. Your support is always appreciated!)
Baptiste Paul is an environmentalist, activist, and award-winning author who grew up in St. Lucia. To learn more about him and his work, please visit his website at baptistepaul.net.
Miranda Paul is a founding member of We Need Diverse Books and an award winning children’s book author based in Wisconsin. To learn more about her and her work, please visit her website at mirandapaul.com.
Estelí Meza is an award-winning illustrator based in Mexico City. To learn more about her and her work, please visit her website at estelimeza.com.
I want to thank North South Books for generously sending me a review copy of Peace. I’m so happy to be able to share such a lovely book with you all.