Alphabetter and the Peace Dragon Project
Flowerpot Press 2016
Author, illustrator and international speaker/teacher, Linda Ragsdale talks about her Peace Dragon Tale series of books for children and shares how the powerful skills of View, Voice and Choice can lead children and adults through challenging parts of their lives with a peaceful and productive outcome.
A survivor of the 2008 Mumbai terrorist attack, her work in peace education has led her around the world, empowering over 30,000 students to see and speak with a new voice, and an expanded capability of choice.
Every path of her career supports her current work, which has bloomed in her Peace Dragon series picture books, including Not Opposites, and Alphabetter (Flowerpot Press, 2017). Each story is part of a living curriculum where conflict management skills can be applied whenever an issue arises. More information on Linda’s books and Peace Dragon initiative are at www.thepeacedragon.com.
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