Title: I am Peace: A Book of Mindfulness
Author: Susan Verde
Illustrator: Peter H. Reynolds
Publisher: Abrams Books for Young Readers (2017)
Series: I am Yoga (1); I am Peace: A Book of Mindfulness (2)
“There are times when I worry about what might happen next and what happened before.” A boy struggles with feelings of anxiety and thoughts that feel “like running water.” The boy takes a moment and a deep breath, telling himself everything is alright. After steadying himself on the ground he notices a sense of peace. His mind calms down and he lets things go. “I don’t need to worry about before or after. I am in this moment. I am peace.” Susan Verde provides a guided meditation at the end of the book.