This is a gorgeously illustrated picture book. Each two page spread has a stunning portrait of a child from different cultural and ethnic backgrounds, a fabulous illustration of a scene from their home, their name and where they come from, and how to say peace in that child’s language.
Canada is missing. America is represented by an ethnically generic girl with fairly light skin colour. Lynette from Australia has dark skin.
Read the book and have the students create one for themselves, writing “Johnny lives in Canada. Johnny says peace.” They could use pastels or paint to illustrate their neighborhood, home, and a self portrait.