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This fun and colorful book, created by a mother and son, will support talk about progressive values between generations.

Peace Play is a colorful and life-affirming guided journal for kids and adults to share, talk over, and engage in entertaining projects that build empathy, the skills of community and moral courage as family values.

Peace Play can also serve in the documentation of a child's lifelong Conscientious Objector Status as they grow toward the age of decision.

With accessible lessons written and beautifully illustrated by a mother and her teenage son, kids will travel into their hearts through stories of courage and love from the example of children and young people throughout history and all over the world -- children just like them -- children who, in some lessons are in fact they and the children and adults they already know.

The book will be delivered in fresh monthly installments (as sections to be placed in an included three ring binder) which makes it something to open from the mail slot and do throughout the year. Peace Play has been designed so that one book can serve a family of several children, each of whom can place their work into the binder.

Schools, places of worship, and clubs will find Peace Play a useful and fun point of reference in a peace and social justice curriculum. Children will enjoy adding their written responses and projects to their own binder throughout the year, taking it home after a full year of work for their parents to save.

In 2013 workshops on Peace Play will be held to support and introduce institutions in the use of the book.

From the sweet little kite flyers of Gaza, to the courageous children of Birmingham's Kelly Ingram Park, to the old favored story of Ferdinand the Bull, to the young men in World War I -- playing soccer during what came to be known as The Christmas Truce -- to the stories and skills of our neighbors and the voice and new perspective of a new pen pal, and the lessons of nature, of collections, of craft projects: Peace Play is a labor of love.

We're looking forward to seeing what people do with it!

-Windy and Mac

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    One copy of the Peace Play book, one lesson delivered every month for a whole year, to the family of your choice, a handwritten note in each. The giver will be gratefully listed on the website for Peace Play as a benefactor.

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    Two copies of the Peace Play book (maybe one for your family and one for a friend?), one lesson delivered every month for a whole year, to the families of your choice, a handwritten note in each. The giver will also receive a signed print of her favorite illustration and be gratefully listed on the website for Peace Play as a benefactor.

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    Five copies of the Peace Play book, one lesson delivered every month for a whole year, to the families of your choice, a handwritten note in each. The giver will also receive a signed print of her favorite illustration and be gratefully listed on the website for Peace Play as a benefactor.

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    Priority status in the 2013 workshop tour of Peace Play and 30 copies of the book. This is the perfect gift for a small school or club. The giver will also receive a signed and framed print of her favorite illustration and be gratefully listed on the website for Peace Play as a benefactor.

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    Priority status in the 2013 workshop tour of Peace Play and 150 copies of the book. This is the perfect gift for a large school or club. The giver will be presented with one of 12 framed, original illustrations from the book and be gratefully listed on the website for Peace Play as a benefactor.

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