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Children's LiteratureWondering why it is so hard for the global community to live in peace, the British film director, Jeremy Gilley, became determined to create a day of world peace. When he began his research, he discovered that the UN already had proclaimed world peace day to be the third Tuesday of September. The moveable date was a problem, so Gilley set to work to make it a set date. Nay sayers scoffed at his goal but that did not stop him. The brief text presents his travels, disappointments and accomplishments in getting the 21st of September to become the official UN day of peace. Blessen's marvelously-creative collage illustrations combine photos, drawings, and a variety of fonts and letter sizes which present quotes and statements that can be used as discussion starters. Gilley urges the reader to become active in the pursuit of peace as the reader peruses these images and photographs of scenes of war and people of peace. To that end, the web address for peace one day is included in the back of the book. 2005, GP Putnam's Sons, Ages 8 up.