“My sixth grade class loved this book. They were very inspired, and are thinking more about their actions and words. Thank you for bringing Peace Pilgrim into our lives.” Lauren Griffin, Teacher, Lakewood, NJ
“Merry Brennan draws deeply on historic events from Peace Pilgrim’s life and augments her story with skillfully crafted fictional characters that offer additional perspectives on her life and legacy. Readers both young and old will be captivated and inspired by this amazing story of an extraordinary woman and her incredible journey of peace.” Bruce Nichols, Friends of Peace Pilgrim Board Member
Imagine giving up everything you own and walking across the country … for 28 years? Welcome to the story of Peace Pilgrim (1908-1981). With only the clothes on her back and no money, she crossed the U.S. seven times on foot, spreading her message of peace in schools, churches, jails, truck stops or wherever the road took her. She lived off the land and the kindness of those she met. She slept outdoors, in bus stations, in parked cars and, once, on the front seat of a fire engine in Tombstone, Arizona. Whenever she ran into trouble – physical or verbal – her sole response was love. Peace Pilgrim touched tens of thousands of lives, one step at a time.
Never heard of her? Read the book and you’ll never forget her!
- This biographical novel includes photos, a glossary and Reader’s Guide for classroom and book club use.
- Fits historical fiction, anti-bullying and women’s role model themes.
- Aimed at ‘tweens and teens, her story will inspire readers of all ages.
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