Finding the Friendship Dolls
In 1926 with tensions rising between the two countries, the United States sent 12,739 Friendship Dolls to Japan. Ellen C. was one of those dolls; the book follows her from Wilmington, Ohio, to Nagasaki, Japan, and learns how friendship can overcome even war. Finding the Friendship Dolls shows how children can appreciate the people and culture of another country even in troubled times. Although this story happened many years ago, children today still have the same power to make a difference through children's diplomacy - the act of children simply sharing their friendship. it is time for a children's peace movement, and this book leads the way.