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Planting Friendship

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When they meet on the first day of school, three girls realize they are different from each other – Molly is Christian, Savera is Muslim, and Hannah is Jewish. But soon the girls cultivate friendship through a planting project in Peace Park. Written by three women authors from the same faith traditions as the girls in the story, this book will hopefully bring a bit more kindness and understanding into the world. PEACE, SALAAM, SHALOM.

Written by Callie Metler, Shirin Rahman,

and Melissa Stoller & Illustrated by Kate Talbot


"Planting Friendship is a warm picture book in which girls from different faith traditions build friendships, exemplifying kindness and understanding." – Clarion/Foreword Reviews


Callie Metler, Shirin Rahman, and I wrote this story as three women of the same faith traditions as Molly, Savera, and Hannah, to help bring peace, kindness, and friendship to the world. Hopefully, this book will open a dialogue about finding similarities and honoring differences leading to continued understanding and cooperation in the world. Artist Kate Talbot’s vibrant illustrations perfectly complement the lyrical text. PEACE, SALAAM, SHALOM.

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