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The book: Wish for Peace [The Writing’s on the Wall]

by Hope Katz Gibbs
Founder and president
January 1993 to September 1995

About: The book

One of the goals of the Writing’s on the Wall project was to create a book about what kids across America were thinking. Although that part of the project didn’t come to fruition (yet!) here is the beginning of what we have in mind.

Below are words of wisdom from the children. We hope you, too, dare to dream.

Charon D. felt real life violence in August 1992 when their friend, a 6-year-old boy named Qa’id Walker of Marin City, was killed when a stray bullet hit him during the Marin City Festival. Here’s what they wish for:

“I wish for peace on earth. That means there would be no guns, no swords and basically no sharp objects. If I can be nice, so can everyone else. We should listen to what Martin Luther King said: that even if you have someone you should still love them. And when you get mad, hit a pillow, pull the stuffing out of a teddy bear. Just don’t pick up a gun. Be peaceful to yourself, and to everyone else.” — Charon D., age 10


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"I get by with a little help from my friends," says Hope, who gives special thanks to:

• MICHAEL GIBBS, website illustration and design: www.michaelgibbs.com
• MAX KUKOY, website development: www.maxwebworks.com
• STEVE BARRETT, portrait of Hope on Bio page: www.stevebarrettphotography.com

Contact HOPE KATZ GIBBS by phone [703-346-6975] or email.