Painting for Peace in Ferguson by Carol Swartout Klein
Through poetry and art, Painting for Peace in Ferguson tells the story of hundreds of artists and volunteers who turned boarded up windows into works of art with messages of hope, healing and unity in the aftermath of the Ferguson, Missouri riots.
Written in verse, the book focuses on the way the community came together to begin the healing process through the art of the Paint for Peace effort. Using illustrations and photographs of the art and artists, from many backgrounds, this book is a tool for beginning the conversation with children about how we all have something to contribute to healing our communities. As the last line in the book says, "The work is not finished, there's much more to be done. But this art shows the spirit of a new Ferguson."