Peaceful Heroes

By Jonah Winter; Sean Addy
(Arthur A. Levine Books, Hardcover, 9780439623070, 64pp.)

Publication Date: September 2009

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Description
The author of the highly-acclaimed FRIDA and DIZZY brings us a series of searing portraits of warriors who didn't use weapons, including Martin Luther King Jr., Sojourner Truth, Gandhi, and more.
Why is "hero" is a word so often reserved for warriors who fight with guns and weapons to defend their people? Renowed picture book biographer Jonah Winter writes of another kind of hero, a peaceful hero, who is willing to die for a cause, but never to kill for a cause. From the ultimate hero, Jesus of Nazareth, to the ordinary man who saved Rwanda, Paul Rusesabagina, Jonah Winter brings children a series of remarkable stories about the bravest people history has known. The searing text is illustrated with moving portraits from a brand new talent, Sean Addy.



About the Author
Jonah Winter is the celebrated author of many picture book biographies, including "Barack", which was a "New York Times" bestseller. His other books include "Here Comes the Garbage Barge", " Sonia Sotomayor", "Roberto Clemente", and others. A poet and a painter, Mr. Winter lives in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.

Sean Addy has illustrated a number of children ?Ts books, both on his own and in collaboration with artist Megan Halsey. He lives and works in Port Jervis, New York.
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