The colorful world of children’s literature has the ability to reveal what’s essential and to shed light on even the darkest experience.This exhibit features children’s books on the theme of war and peace from around the world.
Some of these books are written for children, while others contain writing by children. Some carry messages of hope, while others carry messages of sorrow. Something they all have in common is that they awaken our sense of empathy: feeling another person’s troubles and joys as if they were our own.
Our Exhibit Partners
Writing War, Writing Peace is presented in collaboration with the UA College of Education’s Worlds of Words International Collection of Children’s and Adolescent Literature. Kathy Short, Director of Worlds of Words, selected many of these volumes and generously allowed work from her library to be displayed. Worlds of Words is a collection of 25,000 works of literature for young people, focusing on world cultures and indigenous peoples. It is the largest collection of its kind in the United States, and provides services to researchers, students and community members. For more information, visit www.wowlit.org.
This exhibit also features recommendations from Bryan Davis, Youth and Holocaust Education Coordinator at the Jewish Federation of Southern Arizona.
The Coalition for Jewish Education at the Jewish Federation of Southern Arizona is opening a Holocaust education resource center, including a library with more than 2,000 catalogued volumes of Holocaust-related literature. The center will be open to the public in fall 2011. For more information, contact Bryan Davis at 577-939 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
This exhibit, curated by Wendy Burk, Sarah Kortemeier, Bryan Davis, and Kathy Short, was originally presented concurrently with the traveling art exhibit Speak Peace: American Voices Respond to Vietnamese Children's Paintings. Further information about Speak Peace can be found at http://www.speakpeace.net. Writing War, Writing Peace appeared in the Jeremy Ingalls Gallery of the University of Arizona Poetry Center from August 22 to September 21, 2011.