A New Annotated Guide to Young People’s Literature with Peacemaking and Conflict Resolution Themes
Book by Book: An Annotated Guide to Young People’s Literature with Peacemaking and Conflict Resolution Themes is a valuable resource for librarians, teachers, guidance counselors, and parents to find books to complement the standard language arts curriculum for teaching important peacemaking and social and emotional learning concepts. Written by a veteran peace educator, Book by Book leads adults to children’s literature that will help students explore themes related to conflict and its resolution, social justice, and appreciation for diversity.
About the author
Carol Spiegel received a minor in Community Violence Prevention and spent eight years as a Conflict Resolution Educator, teaching and helping to develop peacemaking and conflict resolution programs in seven St. Paul and Minneapolis schools. She was also a Volunteer Mediator for Washington County Department of Court Services.
Carol wrote the “Contributing to Literature” section for each lesson in both volumes of ESR’s Connected and Respected by Jane Harrison and Ken Breeding. She also contributed the additional books in ESR’s Links to Literature by Rosemary Lonberger and Jane Harrison.
Carol is currently in leadership in her religious community, the Sisters of Charity of the Blessed Virgin Mary.