The Forgiveness Garden
By Lauren Thompson
Pictures by Christy Hale
Published by Feiwel and Friends in 2012
Amazing picture book- documenting a fictional account of two feuding tribes…the sad story of retribution, violence, and the cycle of unending abuse and disfunction. The book showcases the brave and powerful actions of one girl, Sama…. And the ramifications of her courageous stance to stop violence…by making a determined gesture of laying down weapons and instead using her energy to build something.
Sama chooses to build a garden and she urges others to join her. In that space their is a physical place where healing can be established.
This is an incredibly powerful book. My highest recommendation.