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Walking toward Peace

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Thank you to NetGalley and the publisher for an opportunity to read Walking Toward Peace

Based on a real life story, this is a book with lovely illustrations and an inspiring message. Would highly recommend for parents to read with their kids !

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Peace Pilgrim was a woman who gave up everything including her name and gave herself a new name to proclaim her life ambition. To declare peace is a better way. She took over 25,000 steps to spread the message of peace. The illustrations are beautiful and the message is inspiring for young readers.

A special thank you to Flyaway books and Netgalley for the ARC and the opportunity to post an honest review.

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I had never heard of the Peace Pilgrim until I saw this book!

The illustrations are wonderful and they bring her story and mission to life.

The book is well written and it was easy to follow and understand. I loved the sense of people coming together and the kindness and support shown as she completed her various pilgrimages.

It is 5 stars from me for this one, I thought that the book and he lady herself were fascinating and it encouraged me to go off and read more about her and what she achieved - very highly recommended and I love books like this that spark an interest for all ages.

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Thank you to NetGalley and the publisher for an electronic copy to read and review.

This is the story of the Peace Pilgrim - an activist for peace who criss-crossed the USA on foot to raise awareness for peace. She walked for nearly 3 decades to bring a message of peace a hope. An inspiring story that is sure to bring about a rich conversation with children about what they can do to promote a life of peace.

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As a longtime fan of Peace Pilgrim, I was more than a little bit excited to see this short yet nicely done book for children sharing her extraordinary store. "Walking Toward Peace: The True Story of Peace Pilgrim" is a March 2021 release from Flyaway Books written by Kathleen Krull and illustrated by Annie Bowler.

This children's nonfiction title is right about 24 pages long with bold yet warm and immersive illustrations painting a portrait of this mysterious woman who gave up a comfortable life in favor of walking well over 25,000 miles with a mission of creating a more peaceful world.

Despite being a short book, I was surprised that I actually learned a couple things about Peace Pilgrim along the way and you could feel Krull's obvious affection for her subject matter.

It's always surprising to me when people don't know about Peace Pilgrim, whose life would end, sadly but ironically, while in a car in Indiana. She spent many years simply walking across America and gave up nearly all her possessions, her money, and even her identity. For years, she would not even acknowledge her birth name and would simply go by Peace Pilgrim.

For peaceful folks, progressive theological types, hippies, lovers of life, and those involved in social justice, this lovely little children's book is an absolute must have. I honestly can't wait to be able to own a copy for myself.

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An inspiring story about a woman setting out to make her life matter in a quest for peace. A good message for kids on what it looks like to have a goal and go for it for a good reason.

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Peace Pilgrim decided to walk 25,000 miles across America, sharing her mission. She carried very little with her, relied on nature and good will for food and shelter and over many years, gave speeches to hundreds of people, promoting her message of peace. This is a lovely book with beautiful illustrations, about a fascinating woman

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What an inspiring story! As I started reading this book, I was reminded of other women such as Sojourner Truth, who spread the word about the evils of slavery and Jane Addams, who promoted peace worldwide, I am awed by the powerful impact of Peace Pilgrim’s efforts to reach out to everyone with her message of peace. The story is a powerful one, well-told by Kathleen Krull and well-illustrated by Annie Bowler. A fine choice to read and share with children.

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