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Children's LiteratureAnger is rarely productive and often leads kids to saying things or doings things they will long regret. One of the character traits that will set individuals apart is the ability to strive for peacefulness or, in my opinion, self-control. It is not easy and it takes a lot of work to learn to control a temper, to learn to control the desire to speak out in anger or to exert physical pressure. I doubt if this or any book will eliminate siblings squabbling, or make kids work things out easily and stand up for those being bullied or picked on, but the message is important and cannot be stressed too many times. I did think it was a bit of an anomaly that the picture of a student council has a picture of what appears to be fighter helicopters on a poster in the background—a bit of a mixed message, especially since Jane Addams who was anti-war is one of the featured individuals. The "Everyday Character Education" series features real kids in recognizable situations. The kids represent the wide spectrum of races and religions as well as boys and girls. The lesson is obvious, but for some kids that may be necessary. There are interesting facts on nearly every spread, profiles of individuals who have been nationally or internationally recognized for the featured character trait, a hands-on activity, glossary, an index, and a bibliography. However, the books in the bibliography are not as current or as extensive as one might like. As with other books from the publisher, safe websites are available by using the "Facthound" feature on their website. 2006, Capstone Press, Ages 5 to 7.