The selections in "Seven Children’s Books on How to Love Your Enemy" by Kristin Ritzau reminds us that if we are to have a healthy family, a healthy community, a healthy democracy, and a healthy world, then we need to take a long look at the nature of animosity and what we can each do from our end to replace it with kindness, hospitality, and compassion.
God's Dream by Desmond Tutu and Douglas Carlton Abrams tells of three children who imagine God's dreams are about seeing that we are all brothers and sisters even if we have different skin or beliefs.
If America Were a Village by David J. Smith, part of the "Citizen Kid" series from Kids Can Press, presents a thought-provoking portrait of the country's diversity and its place in the global village.
The Journey by Francesca Sanna gives an honest and engaging view into the lives of refugees from a war-torn nation as they heroically journey through perils in hopes of finding a new home.
My Name is Sangoel by Karen Lynn Williams and Khadra Mohammed introduces us to an immigrant family from Sudan who want to honor their ethnic and cultural heritage as they start a new life in America.
Peaceful Fights for Equal Rights by Rob Sanders provides a whole alphabet's worth of ways to make peace through ideas that are big and bold: Take action. Make banners. Boycott. Create allies. Chant. Cheer. Call someone. (And more!)
Stonewall by Rob Sanders tells the story of New York City's Stonewall Inn from the building's perspective as it witnesses the burgeoning LGBTQ+ rights movement, changing laws, and other aspects of a movement that celebrates equality.