Read Aloud Program Blogs

Throughout the Read Aloud project, On Earth Peace has been writing and reflecting on this program. Our blogs include the records of books we've read so far, as well as reflections on webinars and events that we have been part of.

Kids as Peacemakers: Equipping Resilient Leaders- Bullying Prevention

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Read Aloud Videos: Own Voices

Own voices refers to books written by authors from marginalized or underrepresented groups about their own experiences/from their own perspectives.

We Are Still Here | By Traci Sorell

This book is about Native American truths everyone needs to know.

  • What...
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Read Aloud Videos: Holidays

From Christmas to Halloween, books about various holidays and traditions are included in this category.

Favloe Al Telepono 

A book about Italian Christmas traditions read in Italian and translated to English

  • What is your favorite Christmas tradition.


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Read Aloud Videos: Environment & Earth Advocacy

Do you want to teach the children in your life about how to care for the environment? The books in this category cover climate change, conservation, recycling, and the work of climate activists.

I Know the River Loves...

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Read Aloud Videos: Kingian Nonviolence & Peace Skills

On Earth Peace follows the six principles of Kingian Nonviolence and applies them in our everyday work. Our youth and young adult programs, especially Kids As Peacemakers, seek to help participants develop their skills as leaders for peace...

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Read Aloud Videos: Anti-Racism & Social Justice

On Earth Peace is committed to the work of racial and social justice. Topics covered in this category include race, social activism, white privilege, and police brutality.

Nelson Mandela

The story of Nelson Mandela's childhood and his fight...

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Read Aloud Videos: Immigration, Migration and Refugees

Sitti’s Olive Tree| By Ndaa Hassan

This book is about the Olive Harvest in Palestine.

  • What is your favorite family tradition?

Simran Kaur World Traveler | By Jacquelyn Morris

This is a story of young immigrant...

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#ReadAloud Program

OEP's #ReadAloud program was created by Priscilla Weddle, Children's Peace Formation Coordinator Intern, and Marie Benner-Rhoades, Youth and Young Adult Peace Formation Director. This program started as a way to provide homeschooling resources in justice and peace during the COVID-19 pandemic in 2020.

The program has since become permanent due the the...

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Reality Check: Children's Book Audit

Written by Marie Benner-Rhoades, Youth and Young Adult Peace Formation Director (Originally written in 2018, updated for this blog.)

I’ve been doing a lot of thinking recently about raising my white children in a predominately white place....

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Diverse Book Finder

Having diverse characters in children’s books is important because it allows children to reflect on their own identity and develop empathy for others. For the Read Aloud Project, we have made a concerted effort...

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