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The Garden of Peace


By Navjot Kaur; Illustrated by Nana Sakata

When five ugly and dried up seeds are found, Elders and little ones wonder if they will grow anything at all. Some throw the seeds aside, while others hold out hope.

An allegory rooted in the social despair of a time not too contrary to our own. With a tyrant ruler and unfair social class system, discover how a nation-building event in Sikh history harvested citizens of change.

This Own Voices narrative is a call to action for all who care about issues of social justice.

Have you ever wondered how to become a citizen of change? At the back of the book, you will find five steps on how to grow your own garden of peace.

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More Details:
Size: 9.25” x 11.25”
Pages: 48 pages
Format: Hardcover
Publication: First edition, May 2017
List Price: $22.95/Contact us for international wholesale orders
Printed on responsibly sourced paper

ISBN: 978-0-9812412-2-7

Features: An advanced picture book to inspire big ideas
Decorated endpapers; Interactive page: How to grow a Garden of Peace; Author’s Note; Cloth Spine
Themes: Justice, Identity, #OwnVoices, Cultural Diversity, Cooperation, Responsibility, Kindness, Respect, Courage, Survival
Categories to launch discussion: Social Justice, Human Rights, Philosophy, Holidays and Celebrations, Geography and Cultures, Freedom and Civil Rights

SOCIAL IMPACT: Every book purchase helps break the cycle of poverty and gives access to opportunity for some of the 1.4 million children around the world living with treatable vision loss.