PEACE ONE DAY by Jeremy Gilley

PEACE ONE DAY

The Making of World Peace Day
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Age Range: 8 - 10
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KIRKUS REVIEW

Begging to differ with those who believe that individuals cannot make a difference in the world, actor/filmmaker Gilley describes his own years-long campaign, documented in a feature-length film, to persuade the UN to designate September 21st as an annual World Peace Day. In his relentlessly positive account, corporate support for supplies and travel is there for the asking, world leaders and officials from the Dalai Lama to Kofi Annan personally urge him on, and the difficulties of filming in locales worldwide, of winning over the UN’s bureaucracy, and then of organizing the holiday’s 2002 kickoff, are but momentary bumps in the road. In distinct counterpoint to Gilley’s upbeat narrative, though, Blessen illustrates with jagged, urgent montages of clipped headlines, quotes, slogans, colored pencil portraits and small color photos that, cumulatively, effectively underscore the real need for each and every peace initiative. Rather than close with specific suggestions, Gilley caps his inspirational manifesto with the suggestion that readers find their own creative ways of celebrating the day. Not a bad thought. (Web site) (Nonfiction. 8-10)

Pub Date: Aug. 1st, 2005
ISBN: 0-399-24330-5
Page count: 48pp
Publisher: Putnam
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Kirkus Reviews Issue: July 1st, 2005




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