Why War Is Never a Good Idea

Why War Is Never a Good Idea

By Alice Walker; Stefano Vitale (Illustrator)

HarperCollins Publishers, Hardcover, 9780060753856, 32pp.

Publication Date: September 18, 2007


Though War is Old

It has not

Become wise.

Poet and activist Alice Walker personifies the power and wanton devastation of war in this evocative poem.

Stefano Vitales compelling paintings illustrate this unflinching look at wars destructive nature and unforeseen consequences.

About the Author
ALICE WALKER is an internationally celebrated writer, poet, and activist whose books include seven novels, four collections of short stories, four children s books, and volumes of essays and poetry. She won the Pulitzer Prize in Fiction in 1983 and the National Book Award.

Stefano Vitale's award-winning artwork appears in galleries and exhibitions as well as in such picture books as When the Wind Stops, by Charlotte Zolotow (an ALA Notable Book). Mr. Vitale is a graduate of the University of Southern California and of the Art Center College of Design in Pasadena, California. He lives with his family in Venice, Italy.