Peaceful Heroes

Peaceful Heroes

By Jonah Winter; Sean Addy

Arthur A. Levine Books, Hardcover, 9780439623070, 64pp.

Publication Date: September 1, 2009

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 award-winning author of 25 non-fiction picture books including New York Times Best Illustrated Books, "Diego" and "Here Comes the Garbage Barge!", and the highly acclaimed "Frida" and "Dizzy". Winter has been listening to Jelly Roll Morton's music since he was a young boy.

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.