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Companion to I Am Love and I Am Peace
“Attractive . . . makes complex ideas simple and opens doors for optimistic discussion.” ―School Library Journal
Discover the power of activism in this companion to New York Times bestsellers I Am Human and I Am Love!
“How do I make a difference? It seems like a tall order for one so small. But beautiful things start with just one.” One seed to start a garden, one note to start a melody, one brick to start breaking down walls: Every movement and moment of change starts with purpose, with intention, with one. With me. With you.
On the first page, the main character asks a beautiful bird, “How do I make a difference?” They doubt their ability to make a difference because they are “so small.” However, when the bird gives them a seed, they realize that “beautiful things start with just One.” They can plant a seed and start a garden! They can also start a journey, paint a masterpiece, compose a melody, and break down walls. All these actions start with “one” thing: a first step, a first stroke of paint, a first musical note, and a first brick.
Here is a powerful call to action for young children, encouraging them to raise their voice, extend a hand, and take that one first step to starting something beautiful and moving toward a better world.
Includes a guided meditation and self-reflection activity.
I Am Me
I Am Yoga
I Am Peace
I Am Human
I Am Love
I Am Courage
I Am . . . A Box of Goodness!
About the Author
Susan Verde is the author of the instant #1 New York Times bestseller I Am Human. Her books include The Museum, You and Me, I Am Yoga, I Am Peace, I Am Love, My Kicks, and Rock ’n’ Roll Soul. A certified yoga and wellness instructor, she lives in East Hampton, New York, with her family. Peter H. Reynolds is the renowned illustrator behind the bestselling Judy Moody, Stink, and I Am series, as well as many other award-winning picture books, including The Dot and Ish. He lives in Dedham, Massachusetts.
"This attractive title makes complex ideas simple and opens doors for optimistic discussion." —School Library Journal
"Reynolds' loose, color-drenched illustrations radiate calm and peace, enhancing the meditative text's mood."—Horn Book Magazine