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Somewhere Today: A Book of Peace - Cover
Somewhere Today: A Book of Peace
Shelley Moore Thomas, Albert Whitman and Company, 1998
Somewhere today, someone is planting a tree to replace one that was cut down. Somewhere today, someone is writing a letter to someone far away. Somewhere today, someone is helping someone else learn how to ride a bike. This book plants seeds of peace in children's minds by posing important questions and showing how to offer healing, love, and peace. Wonderful photos of families of many racial identities and ethnicities.

Ages: Play Years (2-4), Transition (4-5), Young School Age (5-8)
Languages: English
Book Types: Non-Fiction, Photo Book
Identity Groups: Elders, African American, Asian American, Latino American, Native American, Multi-racial Groups
Special Topics: Activism, Friendship, Siblings
Strands: Knowledge of Self & Connection to Others, Care & Love of Nature, Global Awareness