The Dalai Lama, the Archbishop Desmond Tutu, Costa Rican president Oscar Arias and political rights activist Aung San Suu Kyi are just some of the Nobel Peace Laureates who have joined the PeaceJam Foundation in their Global Call to Action. This book profiles all of these laureates and their work with teens around the world as they combine forces to help stop the spread ofThe Dalai Lama, the Archbishop Desmond Tutu, Costa Rican president Oscar Arias and political rights activist Aung San Suu Kyi are just some of the Nobel Peace Laureates who have joined the PeaceJam Foundation in their Global Call to Action. This book profiles all of these laureates and their work with teens around the world as they combine forces to help stop the spread of disease, promote women?s rights, provide equitable access to food and water, and more. Combining profiles of the laureates? including personal bios?heartwarming tales of the youth and their projects, and tips on how readers can get involved, this is a comprehensive guide to the PeaceJam Foundation. Both humbling and inspiring, PeaceJam: A Billion Simple Acts of Peace is sure to excite anyone who picks it up to think about simple ways to help make our world a better place....
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PeaceJam: A Billion Simple Acts of Peace Reviews
Title: Suvanjieff, I., & Engle, D. (2008). PeaceJam: a billion simple acts of peace. Puffin Books.Citation: Cynthia HundleyType of Reference: HandbookCall Number: Ref 303.6Content/Scope: A handbook intended for an audience of students in Grades 5 and up. Content includes profiles of historically relevant Nobel Laureate peacekeepers followed by realistic tips and activities that can be accomplished by members of the intended audience. Photographs, maps, quotes, and rich text address international global issues. Accuracy/Authority/Bias: Penguin Publishing is one of the largest English language publishers with a reputation for providing appropriate, accurate, and relevant resources.Arrangement/Presentation: The resource is arranged by the biographical profile of each Nobel Laureate. Geographical location, personal details, description of the global issue addressed, advice, and tips for making a difference in the solution of the problem subsequently follow in each chapter. Relation to Other Works: There are many resources that prompt civic action by children however this resource provides the additional benefit of first-hand experiences and advice of Nobel Laureates. This reference can be used to realistically address authentic global issues and their possible solutions and as a resource for research of socially and historically relevant individuals.Accessibility/Diversity: The photographs, organization, and engaging first-hand accounts of the Nobel Laureates allow for students within the intended audience to effectively access the information. Additionally, the global issues discussed in the reference speak to a variety of diverse cultural groups. Students in the lower range of the intended audience may have difficulty navigating the bulk of the text, but will be able to use the provided text features as scaffolds to gather information for research, pleasure, or as a guide for civic action.Cost: $16.99 Professional Review: Bond, E. (2009). PeaceJam. School Library Journal, 55(8), 128-129.
I love the concept and design of the this book, and had been so excited about it since it came out maybe a year back. I've hand sold it several times. I finally bought a copy and read it through (with a little skimming here and there), and I have to say I was disappointed in it. The writing was not all that strong. I don't really blame the writers- they are the founders of this incredible program, not writers. I think it should have been the editor's job to shape the text so that it was clear and effective, which it often wasn't. I also found a typo.The authors were constantly using the second person. I understand that they were trying to bring the narrative to life, but it felt like sloppy nonfiction. They would start each chapter by setting the scene and would try to place the reader in their shoes by saying things like "when you get off the plane"(65). But then they would also lapse into the second person in places that were completely inappropriate. For example, when the Nobel Prize winner is talking to the teen at the end of the fourth chapter, they pretend as if the Nobel Prize winner is talking to the reader by saying "he tells you"(75). There are no captions underneath the images!!! I love that the book is visually inviting and accessible, and I love the photography, but I was often left wondering what I was looking at. For two pages I wondered why there was an image of the Dublin Castle in a chapter that took place in Iran and South Africa before I found my answer. But what I missed most was knowing which people were connected with which names in the narrative.The second and third chapters of the book featured stories in which the PeaceJam teenager or teenagers didn't act in an exemplary manner. So they were complicated stories, and complicated is okay, but I thought those stories needed more discussion than they got. I still haven't watched the DVD, so I'm curious about that.Again, great concept and design. I think it could be inspiring and educational for many teens. But it was not at all as good as it could have been.
This colourful book introduces those nobel laureates that contribute to the Peace Jam program, highlighting their work and encouraging young people to take action to change the world. This book is really encouraging because it illustrates how small acts can make a big difference.
I love the stories of the makers of peace from the grassroots level.
A must read book of total inspiration for this world. Young people changing the world hand in hand with Nobel Peace Prize winners.