Some friends wear different kinds of clothes than I wear,
But they still play and pray and love and share.
Some cover their heads, some bow, and some kneel…
It’s all a sign of respect and how they feel...
For you Holy Spirit, shining down from above…
We feel your peace… your peace and your love.
Marian wants us to focus on love and peace and unity. In this world of challenges, division, and differences, there is one concept that unifies us: love. No matter what nationality or religious belief, parents love their children, children love their parents, people love each other, and love feels the same no matter where we live or what language we speak.
This book gives children a very clear look at the ways that we might be different—our clothes, our nationality, and the color of our skin. But no matter these differences, love is the unifying factor, and each of us is responsible to bring this love and to share this love in the world.
About the Author
Author: Marian S. Taylor
Marian S. Taylor, EdD, is a retired university professor. Her career began at the elementary level where she taught first grade and served as a reading specialist. She was director of the university laboratory school and a chairperson of a university department. She taught undergraduate and graduate classes while at the university and spent many years directing the program for the development of reading specialists.
Marian has been very involved with her family and with church activities. She is the mother of three grown children and is very proud of her grandchildren. Other publications can be viewed at www.marianstaylor.com
Illustrator: Amy Duarte
Amy Duarte began her career as an artist working for Walt Disney Animation Studios. From there, she leapt into the world of visual effects and graphic arts on more than 30 feature films like Pirates of the Caribbean: At World’s End, The Amazing Spiderman, Mr. and Mrs. Smith, etc. She was appointed as a lead artist for several major motion pictures, including Fantastic Four, where she advised and guided a team of artists on creating the special effects of Jessica Alba’s character (Sue Storm).
Born in Jakarta, Indonesia, and raised in three different countries, Amy is fluent in six languages and an avid polo player. She was also on the design team that created the top secret commercial for Apple’s Watch before the product was launched. Her portfolio can be viewed at www.amyduarte.com.