We Can Do It!
A Kid's Peace Book
Morrison, Dorothy; Dehr, Roma; Bazar, Ronald M.
Publisher: Namchi United Enterprises, Vancouver, Canada
Year Published: 1985
Resource Type: Book
Cx Number: CX3241
Abstract: This book is designed as an educational tool to help parents and teachers created a dialogue with children about their fears of war and their hopes for peace. It promotes the idea that they are not powerless and that by their actions and words they can and will effect change by standing up, speaking out, writing letters and walking the world for peace.
WE CAN DO IT! was published August 6, 1985 to commemorate the 40th anniversary of Hiroshima. It's a small paperback that begins with an alphabet: "A is also for Angry. We can be angry without fighting." "D is for Daffodil, the follower of peace." "Z is for Zone -- a nuclear-free weapons zone." The last two pages provide spaces where the child can write to the leaders of the USA and the USSR expressing their views about peace.
The illustrations are simply but colourful. The reading level is geared to ages 5 to 12 approximately.