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Ages: 9-13

Reading Levels

Grade: 5/6

Guided Reading Level: V

Yeny and the Children for Peace

Kids' Power Series

by: Michelle Mulder
What weapon can children use to fight violence? A vote for peace! Yeny and her family have escaped from the violence in their mountain village in Colombia to live in the city. But danger remains all around her — from groups of armed men who have kidnapped her uncle to a scary bully at school. Yeny feels powerless until her new friends decide to organize a peace carnival. Before long, the peace movement has attracted young people from across the country, and they decide to hold a national vote for peace.

Inspired by the Colombian Children’s Movement for Peace - on October 25, 1996, millions of kids throughout Colombia held a vote that resulted in one full day with no bombs, shootings, or kidnappings. The group has been nominated every year since then for the Nobel Peace Prize.

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"Highly readable in style, authentic in detail and tough to put down. The fiction-based-on-fact approach, which uses a lively young character to whom preteens will easily relate, is a perfect way to engage interest and initiate discussion." -CM Magazine, December 1, 2008

"A moving story that will motivate children, highly recommended." -Children's Bookwatch, December 1, 2008


Reading Levels

Grade: 5/6

Guided Reading Level: V

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