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Vietnam's Struggle for Independence: Women's International League for Peace and Freedom, A retelling of a mother's account of what happened to her family during the. The Escape of Oney Judge. Farrar Straus Giroux, When General George Washington is elected the first President of the United States, his wife chooses young Oney Judge, a house slave who works as a seamstress at Mount Vernon, to travel with her to the nation's capital in New York City as her personal maid.
When the capital is moved to Philadelphia, the Washingtons and Oney move, too, and there Oney meets free blacks for the first time. Washington tells Oney that after her death she will be sent to live with Mrs. Oney realizes she must run. One day she sees an opportunity and takes it, ending up in New Hampshire, where she lives the rest of her life, poor but free. Christmas in the Trenches. A World War I veteran tells his grandson of his experiences in , when. British and German soldiers declared a truce from fighting to celebrate. Includes an audio CD with a reading of the book and the. Fictional account of how Benjamin Banneker's grandmother journeyed from England.
Benjamin Banneker was educated in a Quaker school near Joppa, Md. A Long Hard Journey: The Story of the Pullman Porter. A chronicle of the first black-controlled union, made up of Pullman porters who. Roaring Brook Press, In this almost wordless picture book, a small boy sets out to deliver a letter. Repeated three times, "No" is the only. A biography of the woman who founded Hull-House, one of the first settlement.
Boston, Little, Brown A history of Hull House and the many social reforms it inspired serve as a. The Story of America's Peace Seekers. Presents a history of pacifism and those who have protested against war,. Originally published in Making impressive use of numerous firsthand quotes, Meltzer paints a stirring and personal portrait of a horrific period. Ages up From Publishers Weekly.
Winners of the Nobel Peace Prize. Since it was first awarded in , only twelve women have won the Nobel Prize for Peace. Engaging and inspiring, these women clearly demonstrate that there is something each of us can do to advance a just, positive peace. Whether they began by insisting on garbage collection or simply by planting a tree, each understood that peace must be global in order to be sustained. All learned that peace is not always popular, but believed they must persevere. All are truly champions for peace.
In Search of Peace: Patterson Meyer; illustrated by Billie Jean Osborne. Presents information about the individuals and organizations who have been. As Good As Anybody: Martin Luther King Jr. The story of two icons for social justice, how they formed a remarkable. Bayard Rustin and the Civil Rights Movement. Looks at the life of Bayard Rustin, an organizer behind the scenes of the civil. He was responsible for introducing Gandhi's principles of. By Pratima Mitchell; illustrated by Caroline Binch. Petar loves music, and his violin keeps the whole village dancing. But when war breaks out, Petar, his mother, and his brother have to flee the village to safety, leaving their beloved father behind with the other men.
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With no place to live, and no food or money, life is hard for the family. Petar is so sad that he can no longer play his violin. One day a new song starts to form in his head, a song of peace and new beginnings. Will he find the courage to play it? Arte Publico Press, A young girl growing up in Spanish Harlem in the 's watches the secure world of her childhood years slowly erode. The Problem of War: By Roberta Moore and Joseph Moore. Examines the effects and causes of war and various means of preventing it. Hoping that the enemy pie which his father makes will help him get rid of his. That is, until Jeremy Ross moved into the house down the street.
Luckily Dad had a surefire way to get. But part of the secret recipe is spending an entire. In this funny yet endearing story, one little boy.
The Day the Soldiers Stopped Fighting. Describes the Christmas truce that occurred along Western Front trenches in Includes many excellent photographs, artists' depictions of the. Nikolai asks his animal friends to help him answer three important questions: By Walter Dean Myers; collages by Ann. A frightened American soldier faces combat in the forests of Vietnam.
The Other Side of Truth. Smuggled out of Nigeria after their mother's murder, Sade and her younger. Seven Stories of Conflict and Hope. South African apartheid and its aftermath are experienced and challenged, decade by decade, by young, courageous protagonists whose portrayals cross races, classes, and genders. These stories were written by once-exiled South African Beverley Naidoo. Wangari Maathai and the Trees of Kenya.
By Donna Jo Napoli ;. African grassroots organization, and in was the first African woman to be. King of the Playground. Kevin learns to deal with a bossy contemporary at the neighborhood playground. The Great Peace March. By Holly Near; paintings by Lisa Desimini. An illustrated version of a song celebrating the brotherhood of humanity and the. Includes treble music notation on the last two pages. Harper and Row, Publishers, The Kiwi Who Walked on Water.
By Tom Newnham; with pictures by Hotspur. Graphic Publications; Garret Press, Planting the Trees of Kenya: The Story of Wangari Maathai. Farrar, Straus, and Giroux, How could she alone. Jane Addams Children's Book award for Books for Younger Children. Belva Lockwood was the first woman to practice law before the U.
In and , she ran for president of the United States with the. Equal Rights Party, even though women still weren't allowed to vote. American Girls of Adventure. When fourteen-year-old Liyanne Abboud, her younger brother, and her parents move from St. Louis to a new home between Jerusalem and the Palestinian village where her father was born, they face many changes and must deal with the tensions between Jews and Palestinians.
A young girl describes a visit to see her grandmother in a Palestinian village. Bright Star in the Big Sky. Chronicles the life of pacifist Jeannette Rankin of Montana , the first woman elected to the United States Congress. She voted against U. Once Upon a Time: Edited by Pauline Lurie;. War Resisters League; Philadelphia: Finding the Friendship Dolls: Peace Resource Center, Narrated from a doll's point of view, this story is based on a true incident.
In with tensions rising between the two countries, America sent 12, Friendship Dolls to Japan. Follow Ellen as she journeys from Wilmington, Ohio to Nagasaki,. Japan and learns the ways friendship can overcome even war. A Long Walk to Water: Based on a True Story. Salva and Nya have difficult paths to walk in life.
Salva's journey, based on a true story, begins in with an explosion. The boy's small village in Sudan erupts into chaos while the year-old is in school, and the teacher tells the children to run away. Salva leaves his family and all that is familiar and begins to walk. Sometimes he walks alone and sometimes there are others. They are walking toward a refugee camp in Ethiopia, toward perceived safety. However, the camp provides only temporary shelter from the violent political storm.
In '92, thousands are killed as they try to cross a crocodile-infested river when they are forced out of the country; Salva survives and gets boys to safety in Kenya. Nya's life in revolves around water. She spends eight hours a day walking to and from a pond. In the dry season, her family must uproot themselves and relocate to the dry lake bed where they dig in the mud until water eventually trickles out. Books for Older Children. Time Life Education, Examines the life and times of Jane Addams who, in , established in Hull.
House one of the first settlement houses in America and later became the first. American woman to be awarded the Nobel Peace Prize. Describes peace as making new friends, sharing a meal, feeling good about. This book recounts the three months of protest that took place before Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.: By Lillie Patterson; illustrated by Victor Mays. A biography of the minister, orator, and crusader for equal civil rights who was.
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Fictionalized tales of peace-building, and a plea to support the League of Nations. The Princess and the Admiral. When a fleet of warships attacks the Tiny Kingdom on the eve of its celebration. Centro de Estudios Latinoamericanos, About the American invasion of Panama, and children's rights. Compass Point Books, A biography of Jane Addams, who established Hull-House in Chicago in to provide medical and legal services, educational opportunities, and social interactions to immigrants and other victims of poverty. What Does Peace Feel Like?
Simple text and illustrations portray what peace looks, sounds, tastes, feels,. This picture-book biography provides an introduction to civil rights leader Martin Luther King and his works. Juxtaposing original text with quotes from King's writing and speeches, Rappaport's narrative offers a pastiche of scenes from King's life, beginning with his childhood experience of seeing "White Only" signs sprinkled throughout his hometown.
He questions his mother about their meaning, and she assures him, "You are as good as anyone. From the Publisher's Weekly review. A Story about Two Alphabets. Parallel texts in English and Russian, bound back to back and upside down. A biography for younger children about the social activist known for founding. The autobiographical account of a Dutch Jewish girl describing the two-and-one-half years she spent in hiding in the upstairs bedroom of a farmer's house during World War II. Continued by the author's The Journey Back. Describes the life and work of the woman whose work to help the poor in Chicago.
Aunt Harriet's Underground Railroad in the Sky. With Harriet Tubman as her guide, Cassie retraces the steps escaping slaves took. Cassie Louise Lightfoot encounters Harriet Tubman and a mysterious train in the. Social Reformer and Nobel Prize Winner. Spirit of America series. Esperanza and her mother are forced to leave their life of wealth and privilege. Peace Begins With You. By Katherine Scholes; illustrated by Robert Ingpen. Sierra Club Books; Boston: Explains, in simple terms, the concept of peace, why conflicts occur, how they.
Describes, through excerpts from diaries, speeches, newspaper articles, and. Discusses the life of African-American civil rights activist Ida B. Wells-Barnetts , her work as a teacher, writer, activist, and her strong stand against lynching in the late 19th and early 20th centuries. Nobel Peace Prize Winners. Hodder Children's Books, Plant a Seed of Peace. By Rebecca Seiling; illustrated by Brooke Rothshank. Forty-three illustrated stories of peacemakers from today and the.
The Butter Battle Book. Seuss chronicles the feud between the Yooks and the Zooks from slingshots through sophisticated weaponry, until each side has the capacity to destroy the world. The language amuses, the drawings are zesty and humorous School Library Journal review. A biography of Mahatma Gandhi , Indian leader of nonviolent civil disobedience, who helped the people of India free themselves from British rule.
Presents an overview of non-Jews throughout Europe who tried to save Jews from. Lillian Wald of Henry Street. A biography of an urban pioneer who evolved new concepts of public health, led the movement for peace, and pressed government to assume responsibility for the economic well-being of its citizens. Defending Human Rights in Guatemala. Journey to the Soviet Union. A ten-year-old from Maine describes her trip to Russia at the invitation of Yuri. Andropov after writing him a letter expressing her fears about a nuclear war.
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The Fight for Peace: Stories of the Work of the League of Nations. Peeps at the League of Nations. Steele; illustrated by Paul Galdone. The story of a young man growing up during the Civil War as he learns the senseless waste of war and the true meaning of courage and tolerance. Stern, Philip Van Doren. Gypsum is a white mineral salt which was used in brewing and baking and as a constituent of plaster. It is still mined on an industrial scale just down the road at Kirkby Thore where it is used to manufacture plasterboard.
I have collected some samples from the old drifts and will be experimenting with the mineral to see how it might perform as a paint. Two exhibitions to mark the return of the 7th century Lindisfarne Gospels to the City of Durham. The last time the BL allowed it to travel back to its place of origin when it was shown at the Laing Art Gallery in Newcastle more than thousand people queued around the block to catch a glimpse. This will be its first return to Durham where it was originally housed up until the Reformation in over years so it is unquestionably a historic and emotionally charged event.
I am aiming to record my own involvement over the coming months. I started drawing using a combination of pencil, pen and ink, marker pens and collage, using materials I had collected around me such as envelopes and pieces rescued from packaging. The geometric under-pinning of each drawing is loosely based on the square containing four spinning discs seen at the centre of the St. Luke Carpet page, a construct which has always fascinated me. My dad was an engineering draughtsman so I always had stuff like this to play with, some of my earliest drawings I can remember were done on the backs of large blueprints.
I am always drawn back to the Cross Carpet Pages, the complex abstractions which introduce each gospel, dark age statements of ethnic unity and aids to prayer and meditation. And there is a working Saxon farm with animals too including a pair of amazing Hungarian wooly pigs!
It is about the huge distances navigated by ocean-going seabirds such as albatrosses and petrels. The two main threats come from egg eating vermin such as rats introduced by humans to remote islands of the southern oceans, and long-line fishing, which often accidentally snares birds on hooks. The collection of guillemot eggs numbers some specimens and I have selected around 70 of them for the piece.
Guillemots are auks, primitive birds of the North Atlantic and Arctic Oceans. Guillemot eggs vary tremendously in their surface patterning, each peculiar to individual birds. He developed a fascination with birds, observing migratory species on the mudflats at the mouth of the River Tees. They risked their lives scaling the cliffs to collect seabird eggs for food but kept the most interesting patterns for Nelson.
With the help of curator Zoe Wilson I photographed each egg four times, rotating it through 90 degrees each time to record a complete orbit of the surface. The drawings are then made from printouts, using a light box which enables me to map the patterns accurately, charting the details of tiny continents and islands in fine-liner on the insides of junk mail envelopes. The contrasting sets of artefacts complement each other very nicely. It is much appreciated. We were invited by artist Sally Madge to visit her hut on Lindisfarne. It was one of those perfect days of autumnal sunshine, calm seas and migratory birds.
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Flocks of flitting blackbirds just arrived from Scandinavia, finches and stonechats in twisted thorn trees, velvet scoters bobbing in the bay and paddling bar-tailed godwits probing the shoreline. A fitting way to round off a Lindisfarne Gospel Summer. There will be a series of events, talks and lectures as part of the Festival of the North East in June. The Newcastle Lit and Phil is an amazing place — established during the 18th century as a meeting place for thinkers and intellectuals it has a long and fertile history as a museum, library and lecture hall.
Although the collections of artefacts and objects accumulated by early members are now housed in other museums, it still holds an amazing library of books and plays host to a loyal group of distinguished readers, writers, debaters and chess players. As with most museums the bulk of collections are rarely if ever seen by the public and often the real treasures languish in crates and on shelves in underground vaults. The group has been meeting weekly to discuss the significance of objects with a view to developing work which brings back the flavour of the original collection of objects and antiquities which formed the heart of the early Lit and Phil.
The idea was suggested when I came across a brief reference to a small collection of moths and butterflies in the old museum at the Lit and Phil. He originally formed his own museum of natural history and curiosities before the collection eventually came into the possession of the Literary and Philosophical Society in The same revolutionary system was used to record the insects in his collection.
It has not been possible to trace the collection in the Great North Museum stores, the specimens have either become mixed up with others or have crumbled to dust. However my plan is to resurrect the ghosts. Each painting is based on a diagrammatic representation of moth wing structure. Carl Linnaeus initially categorised and named all manner of animals, plants and insects using a system of two latin names, a system subsequently adopted by all natural scientists. I have discovered that each name has a story to tell. The military position he held is unclear but it is known that during the 17th and 18th centuries Algiers was a notorious base for Barbary pirates who terrorised shipping and coastal communities throughout the Mediterranean and Atlantic seaboard, plundering and taking hostages and slaves from as far north as Iceland.
It is clear from the letters that both brothers pursued a keen interest in natural history and that the moths and butterflies that they caught, killed and classified were sent back to Linnaeus in Sweden. Unwilling passengers on a Barbary slave galley. Moth flight is often manic, confused and uncertain.
Many find this disturbing, especially when the moth is trapped in an enclosed space such as a nighttime kitchen or bathroom. Standing next to a light trap on a warm summer night can be an unnerving experience as kamikaze dive-bombers come tearing out of the darkness, flapping crazily around your head, stunning themselves on the incandescent bulb.
They are guided partially by sight and sound but their feathered antennae which distinguish them from butterflies , are their predominate sense. The complex arrangement of hairs which make up the antennae are structured in such a way as to pick up the scent of food or of a mate, and they also act as flight stabilisers, enabling the moth to detect small movements and changes in direction. If one antenna is damaged or removed the moth whirs in a demented circle, with both removed the creature is sent spinning into the depths of deepest madness. It has also been demonstrated that moths can adapt to weightlessness.
Gypsy Moths released onto the International Space Station experienced great difficulty navigating in this unfamiliar environment but moths which were hatched and reared onboard the station found their equilibrium, comfortably floating and tumbling through space.
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This small brown micro moth can detect sound frequencies as high as kHz which is way above anything that the human ear can pick up. It can also sense sound waves as low as 20Hz, giving it the widest known range of any animal. Further study of moth ears may have major implications for the development of smaller and better quality microphones and speakers in devices such as mobile phones and hearing aids and a better understanding of their echo-location sense to detect objects and measure distance may lead to further improvements in other human communication fields.
A selection of work by the participating artists is now showing at the Gallery of Wonder at the Great North Museum: The display case is on the first floor, just behind the mummy case. Books , Lit and Phil , Moths posted in Uncategorized. We have both maintained a close relationship with the museum over many years and this is our personal response to this fantastic collection of Asiatic art. We will both be working from time to time in the museum — I am aiming to make a new bookwork whilst in residence. Two years ago I began working with traditional Chinese drawing materials: It took many failed attempts to find a method and idea which felt right, which acknowledged tradition and history but which satisfied contemporary sensibilities.
Extensive reading gave me background and imagined journeys. The landscape of Central Asia is dominated by mountains, high ranges which kept all but the hardiest travellers at bay for centuries, but which drew adventurers, misfits and dreamers seeking fame, riches or enlightenment. Mountains haunt the human imagination. They are the realms of the gods, the closest we can get to heaven without taking flight, mysterious sacred places to be feared and venerated.
In the Western psyche mountains are challenges to be overcome, mapped, climbed and conquered. The attempts to climb Everest were blessed by the lama of the Rongbuk Monastery in elaborate rituals of mutual misunderstanding, the Tibetans baffled by the notion of even approaching the mountain and the British irritated by what they saw as dark superstition.
Lying prone at the base of the mountain was a single white body. I have archived my research books as a library of scrolls, paperbacks coiled around branches of Himalayan birch and painted with a straight black line of pine ash ink mapping a journey from first page to last. Western convention transformed into an Eastern tradition, from butterfly book to whirlwind scroll. The project was set up to bring together the dispersed library found by explorer and archaeologist Aurel Stein in sacred caves in Western China in The library consisted of hundreds of ancient paper scrolls which contained an amazing body of knowledge shedding light upon the early history of the Silk Road, the series of trade routes which linked China to the West.
IDP are conserving and digitising each document , worldwide at the last count! Chiang Yee was a traditional Chinese scholar- official, brought up in a well connected family and trained in the refined arts of painting, poetry and calligraphy. In he left China for Britain, leaving behind his wife and family and an unstable political situation in the hope of establishing a new career in the West. He began to make a name for himself as an artist and illustrator, cashing in on a new interest in Chinese art and culture.
In Chiang Yee travelled to the English Lake District, later publishing the thoughts and observations of a lonely traveller in a foreign yet strangely familiar land of lakes and misty mountains. The book flips the traditional Westen travelogue, the subject of the rest of my reading, on its head. Here we have a British landscape strongly associated with literary and artistic revery seen through Chinese eyes.
The impression is not one of difference but of connection. The screen of etched lines further distances the viewer from the subject, interference in the signal of a transmitted image. I have been working at the museum on Saturdays, putting together a number of new pieces in between talking to members of the public.
I have met some very interesting people, from musicians to anthropologists to visitors from China, Japan and Russia, and quite a few children wanting to have a go. By using Google Earth I have circled the mountain, recording topographic views from all points of the compass and the finished book will open out to form a circle of drawings, a degree flyby.
Kailash is the source of four major rivers Indus, Ganges, Brahmaputra and Sutlej and is sacred to four religions, Buddhism, Hinduism, Bon ancient Tibetan religion and Jainism. Walking or in the case of some Buddhists, crawling in body-length prostrations a complete circuit of the mountain will bring great good fortune but this is one of the more extreme sites of pilgrimage, remote, inhospitable and dangerous. Rough terrain, appalling weather conditions and altitude sickness can defeat even the most devout.
Books , Mountains , Oriental Museum posted in Uncategorized. The town is situated on the edge of the Peak District National Park and has an old connection with lead and coal mining which obviously appeals to me. I will produce a large drawing of the moths using coal dust and galena and this will be show in the church. I will also be coordinating moth trapping events during the festival period. We visited Wirksworth on what happened to be Open Gardens Day which proved to be an excellent opportunity to see some of the locations where the moth traps will be sited.
The town is very beautiful and I am looking forward to getting to know it a bit better over the next few months. There are already four volunteers who have very kindly agreed to use the traps and record the species. I also explored St. It is in the middle of town, set in an oval-shaped churchyard often an indication of great antiquity surrounded by the backs and yards of house and shops.
It is believed to date back to the 7th century and contains an impressive collection of Dark Age carvings.
The idea came partly from reading an article in the Guardian by science correspondent Jeff Forshaw writing about the latest developments at the Large Hadron Collider at Cern in Switzerland. Experiments to blast together particle beams of protons or lead nuclei hope to prove the existence of the Higgs bosun particle, an elementary component of all matter believed to give the universe mass.
When the universe formed there were equal amounts of matter and antimatter created in perfect symmetry, but as the universe cooled they began to cancel each other out. Thankfully, due to a slight imperfection in the creation process, there was a little positive matter left over to form the elements. This balance of opposites, polarities of light and darkness, positive and negative, suggested a profoundly symmetrical design, where moths could be moths, but also holes, bits of dark matter, pieces of night sky repeated in countless symmetrical rotations.
Scientists, like artists, are people too! We are in business! The light traps have been delivered and the first trapping results have just been emailed to me thanks Bill and Heather. Goodreads Librarians are volunteers who have applied for and received librarian status on Goodreads. They are able to edit and improve the Goodreads catalog, and have made it one of the better catalogs online. Activities include combining editions, fixing book and author typos, adding book covers and discussing policies.
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