Second Story Press (Fall 2008 )
Yeny and her friends decide to fight against the violence in Colombia. Their weapon? A vote for peace!
Yeny’s family has escaped from the violence in their mountain village in Colombia to live with cousins in the city. Yeny knows all too well that Colombia is one of the most dangerous countries in the world. Determined to make a change, she and her friends decide to promote peace by organizing carnivals, parades, and parties for kids in the city. Before long, the peace movement has attracted children from right across the country, and when children gather together to celebrate peace, who knows what might happen?
On October 25, 1996 millions of children throughout Colombia held a vote for peace that resulted in one full day with no bombs, shootings or kidnappings. The Colombian Children’s Peace Movement has been nominated every year for the Nobel Peace Prize.
Historical fiction for ages 7 +