How Two Circuses, Two countries and Nine Kids Confront Conflict and Build Community
Author and Illustrator: Cynthia Levinson
Publisher: Peachtree Publishers
Published: August 1st, 2015
This book explores social circuses and some of the performers in them. It gives indications of their background and motivation for participating in these and the impact this has had on their lives and outlook. It concentrates on two such circuses – the St Louis Arches Circus Harmony in America and the Galilee Circus in Israel. It goes on to tell their joint history and development, how the idea for exchange visits start and how it has all developed over the years, learning how to overcome personal and cultural differences to work together as part of the circus show, developing skills, talent and relationships regardless of background. A really moving story that is continuing and will hopefully continue and develop further in future. What a great way to help “confront conflict and build community” – truly inspirational, and not just for children aged 9 to 11 years old!
Thanks to the author, publishers and NetGalley, too, for letting me read an ARC of this book in exchange for an honest review.
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