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Peace Bell (The) - Cover
Peace Bell (The)
Margi Preus, Henry Holt 2008
 
Based on a true story, a young Japanese girl lives through WWII yearning for peace and for the beauty of a Buddhist temple bell that rang 108 times to chase away the "108 worries of the world". The bell disappeared during the war, but even as a grown woman with a child of her own, the narrator dreams of the bell's return and the end of all violence in the world. In 1954 the bell was returned from the city of Duluth Minnesota . Beautifully written.

Ages: Young School Age (5-8)
Languages: English
Book Types: Story Book
Identity Groups: Asian, Buddhist
Special Topics: Activism, Knowing Our History (School Age)
Strands: Creative Conflict Resolution & Sense of Justice, Global Awareness