We Stand Up For What's Right
by Hassan El-Tayyab and Audra Caravas
Illustrated by Angelyca Moffatt
36 pages, price $15.00
For children ages 5-10 years old
Available to order on our order site
This is a peace activist kids book called We Stand Up For What's Right. This book teaches the importance of civic engagement and democratic decision making to advance a more peaceful society. After King Lion demands that his subjects go to war, the villagers hold a meeting under the moon and decide together that they want a say in war decisions. This book emphasizes the value of community decision making, speaking truth to power, especially in times of war, and how standing up for what's right can advance peace and justice for all. This is a story inspired by the historic passage of the Yemen War Powers Resolution, to end US military support for the Saudi-UAE war in Yemen and written to tell younger generations born after 9/11, who have never lived in an America not at war, that war is not the answer, war is not inevitable and there is a better way to resolve our differences. Thanks to our illustrator Angelyca Moffatt.
Hassan El-Tayyab is an award winning songwriter, author, and the Friends Committee on National Legislation's lead lobbyist on Middle East policy. Hassan's passion for foreign affairs is rooted in his desire to make life better for people in the Middle East, including his extended family in Jordan. He is convinced that advancing a more peaceful and diplomacy-based foreign policy in the Middle East is critical, not only for the family he loves, but for peace and stability worldwide. His writings and commentaries have been featured in numerous news outlets, including The Hill, The Young Turks, Truthout, Al Jazeera, and more.
Audra Caravas graduated from in the University of Colorado in Boulder in which she helped develop a class called, "Democracy as a Tool for Social Change." She worked for the Colorado House of Representatives in which she wrote and published her first book, "I Can Make a Difference," a children's book that teaches how a bill becomes a law. In 2012 she ran for the Berkeley Rent Stabilization Board while earning her Master's Degree in Public Policy from Mills College. She has worked for various non-profit organizations including Greenpeace, Peace Action West, Clean Water Action, Girls Inc, Young Americans Center for Financial Education, Peace Village, and Democratic Direct a Political Consulting Firm in San Francisco. She believes that the love of our children is a love that binds us. Together we'll find the solutions we need to survive and thrive.« Back to Press Titles