You, Me, We: A Celebration of Peace and Community

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ISBN-13: 9781536217445
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You, Me, We: A Celebration of Peace and Community

authors: Arun Gandhi; Bethany Hegedus
illustrator: Andrés Landazábal

Peace is you. Peace is me.
Peace is the great big WE of community.

Where can we find peace? It shows in the way we walk, stand, or form a circle. It can be found when we play or dig in the garden, speak up or ask for help, or sit still and listen to the silence. Whether we’re learning, taking turns, or getting past hurt feelings and misunderstandings, peace is always there, as long as we look at one another, ready to discover. Drawing on the philosophies of Mahatma Gandhi and educator Maria Montessori, coauthors Arun Gandhi and Bethany Hegedus offer an inviting primer brought to life through the warm, wondrous illustrations of Colombian artist Andrés Landazábal. As Mahatma Gandhi once said, “If we are to teach real peace in this world . . . we shall have to begin with children.” You, Me, We does just that, as it celebrates the peace that can be found in us all.

Coauthored by one of the grandsons of Mahatma Gandhi, this gentle guide to cultivating peace will find a welcome place at home and in classrooms.
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Picture Books / Hardback
age range:
4 yrs - 6 yrs
# of pages/size:
32 / 10 5/8" x 9 1/16"
grade range:
Preschool - Grade 1
School & Education; Social Themes;
author’s comments:
Arun Gandhi (1934–2023) was a coauthor, with Bethany Hegedus, of the picture books Grandfather Gandhi and Be the Change, both illustrated by Evan Turk, as well as the author of the adult memoir Legacy of Love: My Education in the Path of Nonviolence, all of which were inspired by his grandfather Mahatma Gandhi.

Bethany Hegedus is a coauthor, with Arun Gandhi, of the picture books Grandfather Gandhi and Be the Change, both illustrated by Evan Turk, and the author of the picture books Alabama Spitfire: The Story of Harper Lee and To Kill a Mockingbird, illustrated by Erin McGuire; Hard Work, but It’s Worth It: The Life of Jimmy Carter, illustrated by Kyung Eun Han; Rise! From Caged Bird to Poet of the People, Maya Angelou, illustrated by Tonya Engel; and Huddle Up! Cuddle Up!, illustrated by Mike Deas. Bethany Hegedus is the founder and creative director of the Writing Barn, a writing retreat and workshop center in Austin, Texas, where she lives and writes.
illustrator’s comments:
Andrés Landazábal is an art director and the illustrator of numerous picture books, including Once Upon Another Time by Charles Ghigna and Matt Forrest Esenwine, The Fabulous World That God Made by Joyce K. Ellis, and Oliver’s Lollipop by Allison Wortche. Andrés Landazábal lives in Armenia, Colombia.
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