PICTURE OF THE WEEK: If I Could Change the World'
If I Could Change the World' Book will Feature Responses from Kids All Over the Globe
If you could change one thing in the world, what would it be?" That's the question being posed to children all across the globe by author Randall D. Schultz. The responses, from children aged four through 18, will be compiled for a book entitled If I Could Change the World. Children who submit a contribution that is selected for the book will receive a free copy of the book upon publication.
I sincerely believe that the world won't change-at least not for the better-unless we begin by thinking about how we can make positive changes," said Schultz. "The trouble is, most adults have become too jaded to believe that the y can do anything to make a positive change. That's why I'm writing to children all over the world to ask them this: If you could change one thing in the world, what would it be? And how would you begin?" Teachers have proven to be one of the best sources for submissions for the book.
Intrigued by the simple yet profound concept, teachers have assigned the "If you could change one thing in the world" question as a writing assignment to their students. According to Schultz, the results thus far have been 'absolutely wonderful.' One mid-school teacher in Albuquerque, New Mexico, assigned the question to her students and received more than 70 carefully crafted responses. The children's ideas for changing the world ranged from alleviating world hunger by starting a cooperative plantation to grow food for charity to encouraging different types of people to meet each other so they can discover their common interests.
My hope is that If I Could Change the World will share ideas and stimulate thoughtful discussion," said Schultz. "The children's answers will give us new perspectives and inspire us all to make changes-both small and large-that can make our world a better place." Schultz invites all kids to answer the questions, If you could change one thing in the world, what would it be? And how would you begin?
To be considered for inclusion in the book, written submissions should be mailed to
Randall D. Schultz
If I Could Change the World
9412 Admiral Nimitz NE Albuquerque,
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