July 2019: Peace Education Books; by kids, for kids

About two years ago PSI decided it was time for new children’s books to help teach young people about conflict resolution. We quickly decided the best way to engage children was to have books written by someone like themselves. We enlisted the help of local young authors and illustrators to write three books that help kids navigate their conflict.

The first books were launch in October of 2018: Check out the Article about the Launch

The books were written by Amelia and illustrated by her friends Ruby and Marin, all of whom attend school in Halifax, Nova Scotia.

Check out this article from CBC News about their work!

Each book is has a unique story designed for different age groups. Click each book below to read them!

The books have been distributed to elementary schools and libraries in Halifax, Nova Scotia and Belfast, Northern Ireland, as well as other places! They are also being translated into several languages including French, Spanish, German, Mandarin, Irish, Arabic, and many more. Saint Mary’s University students are completing the initial translations and faculty members will review and edit. Thank you to all involved! Once complete all translations will be available on our website!

Don’t see your language listed? Help us make these books more inclusive! Contact us and we can work together on more translations!

What’s Next?

Our young team of authors and illustrators has grown and they are planning a new series of books! They are working with PSI Junior Consultants in Halifax now to brainstorm new ideas with new characters! Stay tuned for a new book launch in Fall 2019!

We would like to thank the Saint Mary’s community who continue to support these young people’s work: