Why is "hero" is a word so often reserved for warriors who fight with guns and weapons to defend their people? Renowed picture book biographer Jonah Winter writes of another kind of hero, a peaceful hero, who is willing to die for a cause, but never to kill for a cause. From the ultimate hero, Jesus of Nazareth, to the ordinary man who saved Rwanda, Paul Rusesabagina, Jonah Winter brings children a series of remarkable stories about the bravest people history has known. The searing text is illustrated with moving portraits from a brand new talent, Sean Addy.
|Product dimensions:||8.32(w) x 10.28(h) x 0.44(d)|
|Age Range:||9 - 12 Years|
About the Author
Jonah Winter has written many exciting picture book biographies for children, with subjects that include Frida Kahlo, Diego Rivera, Barack Obama, and Dizzy Gillespie. He lives in Pittsburgh, PA.
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Peaceful Heroes based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
Throughout history, we have had many heroes who have "fought" for a cause in nonviolent ways. This book list 14 of these peaceful heroes and describes what they fought for. This is a good book to introduce historical figures to a class.
Nice to see a message of peace.