“An invitation to find our own ways to make the world a more peaceful place. “ – Spirituality & Practice
“This compassionate biography follows her twenty-eight-year odyssey, walking cross-country seven times with only a few personal care items and maps—but no money. . . . Krull's text is as unhurried as Peace Pilgrim's journey and emphasizes her subject's tenacity. Bowler's reflective illustrations convey Peace Pilgrim's quiet power.” —Horn Book
A 2021 EUREKA! Gold Award Winner
Walking toward Peace is a Junior Library Guild Selection.
"Imagine walking for 28 years. Crisscrossing the U.S. on foot, carrying only the bare essentials, talking to people about peace. This is how a remarkable woman who went by the name of Peace Pilgrim—convinced that if we all believed in peace as a way of life, there would be no more war—devoted her life to changing the world in the only way she knew how. Krull, the acclaimed and prolific biographer, does not disappoint with her latest. The narrative is sufficiently detailed to capture the motivation and spirit of Peace Pilgrim and the people she met along her walks, leaving the reader wanting to know more. The even, steady pacing is perfectly complemented by Bowler’s crisp illustrations, which capture the serenity, gravity, and joy of Peace Pilgrim’s mission." —Booklist (starred review)
"In this inspiring story, the young reader will travel with Peace Pilgrim across the county...A good way to start conversations about choosing peace." —Kirkus Reviews
"In this narrative nonfiction picture book, Krull presents the story of Peace Pilgrim, a woman who decided, in the wake of WWII and at the age of 44, to give up her name, former life, and possessions to walk across the United States speaking to individuals and addressing groups about peace...An intriguing portrait of a little-known activist." —Publishers Weekly
"An inspiring tale for budding activists." —Foreword Reviews