Why War Is Never a Good Idea
When an author takes accountability into human actions in relation to war, there is a sense that there is not a good or bad side. One thing is for sure there is always that one common thread never talked about. The kids. So many orphaned kids are scattered and left alone to fend for themselves after many wars. Alice Walker is well known for her ground breaking book, "The Color Purple" which also inspects the atrocities of human condition of a different disgraceful period in human history. Here in her new book she explores war in poetic form for all ages. A richly illustrated book by Stefano Vitale will hopefully help kids and adults understand war and the outcome to our futures.
Alice Walker won the Pulitzer Prize and an American Book Award for her novel The Color Purple. She has written numerous poems, essays, and short stories, including her most recent book, The Way Forward is With a Broken Heart. Originally published in 1974, Langston Hughes: American Poet was Alice Walker’s first book for children. This picture book biography is now back in print with a new author’s note and beautiful new illustrations. Ms. Walker lives in Northern California.