NEW CHILDREN'S BOOK
MINDFULNESS ON MY STREET: A GUIDE FOR CHILDREN
Anise Flowers & Ron Flowers
Illustrated by Kendra Bordelon
There Are Seven Houses on My Street
Ron Flowers & Anise Flowers
A little boy explains seven different religions or philosophies practiced by the children on his street. The main character, Ron, has a father who is agnostic. Other houses on the street include Christian, Hindu, Buddhist, Taoist, Islam, and New Thought. Despite the various beliefs represented, the children all enjoy playing together. The book depicts a fictional street, which is a microcosm of the world. The authors hope to promote tolerance and understanding on the subject of religious beliefs for both children and adults.
One parent says, "I'm psyched to be able to explain about world religions to my daughter... I like the concise and interesting information on the very basic beliefs of each religion. Not overwhelming, very good for a first glance into world religions."
A teacher writes, “I am a middle school teacher and mother of a 5 year old. One of my biggest goals is to teach all "my kids" about diversity, acceptance, and respect. I have sought out many books on teaching religious diversity to young people, and this is the most accessible I have found. Although there are of course countless religious beliefs in the world, and not all of them can be presented here, this book does an excellent job of showing diversity itself. And the best part is how it shows that different beliefs can coexist, with all of the children playing together at the end. I picture this book being ideal for ages 8-12, but it's interesting at any age.”
Ron Flowers & Steve Flowers
A debate between two brothers regarding Eastern Philosophies verses Christian beliefs. Presented using a large number of pictures in a coffee table format.
Fingers Pointing, Birds Singing
A collection of 800 enlightened spiritual quotes.