Peace is on purpose. Peace is a choice. Peace lets the smallest of us have a voice.
From a hello and pronouncing your friend’s name correctly to giving more than you take and saying I’m sorry, this simple concept book explores definitions of peace and actions small and big that foster it.
Award-winning authors, Baptiste Paul and Miranda Paul, have teamed up with illustrator Estelí Meza—winner of the ‘A la Orilla del Viento’ the premier Picture Book Contest Award in Mexico—to create an inspiring look at things we can all do to bring peace into our lives and world.
CCBC Choices 2022
Charter Oak Children's Book Award Nominee, 2021
Northern Lights Book Awards Mindfulness Category Winner, 2021
Shortlisted for Gourmand Awards in "peace" category, April 2022
"This picture book takes a huge concept like peace and makes it completely approachable for young readers." - Mutually Inclusive Blog
Miranda Paul is the award-winning author of more than a dozen books for children, including Little Libraries, Big Heroes, illustrated by John Parra. She is a founding member of the organization We Need Diverse Books, and lives with her family in Green Bay, Wisconsin.
Baptiste Paul is a children’s picture book author. His first book for NorthSouth, The Field, received 3 starred reviews and won the Sonia Lynn Sadler Award, was a Junior Library Guild selection, and also appeared on the Horn Book Fanfare Best of 2018, the School Library Journal Best of 2018, and the CCBC 2018 Choices lists. Baptiste loves sports, likes to roast his own coffee, and grills. He lives in Wisconsin with his family.
Estelí Meza grew up surrounded by books, and her love for illustration began when she attended la Feria del Libro Infantil y Juvenil with her father. In 2018, Estelí was awarded A la Orilla del Viento, the premier picture book award in Mexico. Finding Home is her author-illustrator debut in the United States, published by Scholastic. She has also illustrated books published in Mexico, Spain, and the United Arab Emirates. Estelí spends her days drawing in her neighborhood in Mexico City and is always happiest with her notebook and pencil, and a chocolate pastry and cafecito. Visit her at estelimeza.com
A valuable, necessary lesson that beautifully defines peace for children and their adults.
– School Library Journal
Perfect for celebrating spring as a time of birth and hope, this book is sure to spark family conversations about peace and personal responsibility.
– Washington Parent
Thoughtful, inspiring words and exquisite illustrations to share with young minds during increasingly tumultuous times.
– Avery & Augustine Blog
This picture book takes a huge concept like peace and makes it completely approachable for young readers.
– Mutually Inclusive Blog
"Young readers are given the tools that they need to understand peace and how they create it in their own lives."
– Kiss the Book
"A meditation on the idea of peace, with actionable ideas for increasing peace and making the world better. Small things like pronouncing people’s names correctly to big things like respecting our planet and each other. These lush illustrations are full of plant and animal life. The authors’ note dives into how war doesn’t just hurt humans, so the message of peace is woven with protecting the earth.”