In school children are asked to read books where protagonists resort to violent solutions. They are exposed to historical figures who solved their problems through violence and are portrayed as heroes. And when they are faced with problems, we are surprised when some resort to violence. But it is the tool we've educated them with. At PeaceRead.ORG, we believe students should read at least one book where the protagonist uses non-violent solutions for every violent book they read. They should learn about one war that was avoided for every war they learn about which was fought.
We create and promote literature to fulfill this purpose and encourage schools to consider it in their curriculum. The Peace Poet is our first title on this path. Gift it to someone in need and urge your school or library to include it and other works of non-violence in the classroom.
Mohandas Gandhi once said, "Our thoughts become our words as they become our beliefs; our beliefs become our actions as they become our habits. Our habits become our values as our values become our destiny." We aspire to help make our destiny peaceful by helping the people of the world think peace. We provide entertaining peace books, videos, games and a robust collection of resources.
We help you find the best children's books about peace, inspiring peace quotes, poems and short stories.
Outside the scope of reading, we offer an ever expanding directory of charities, as well as studies and information. If you are looking for images, we have a gallery of peace signs and symbols.
It is important to note that we do not support the censorship of any literature, simply the promotion of literature that encourages peace.
So by ordering one of our titles you are stimulating the economy and acting as a philanthropist. All you have to do is read an enjoyable and entertaining story.