About the Book
On December 14, 2012, the world changed when the unimaginable happened. On that day, twenty-six individuals, including twenty children, were fatally shot at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Connecticut. Almost since the events of this unforgettable day, people have sought ways to bring them meaning and to help people--especially young children--cope with the tragedy.
Written for children between the ages of four and eight, Chris Brady’s Twenty-Six Angels tells the story of twenty-six newborn angels who are called on to save the earth from destruction. Children will find messages of peace, redemption, and the power of youth. They will discover the power of unity, harmony, and nonviolence. The story of these twenty-six angels will help children to face painful situations with hope rather than fear and hatred.
Twenty-Six Angels praises harmony and salvation over fighting and destruction. It aims to provide children a poignant solace during times of grief and offers a peaceful answer to the difficult question of violence.
About the Author
Chris Brady was inspired by his work with children in education and theater arts. Touched by a local tragedy that brought profound pain to children and families of Newtown, Connecticut, he felt compelled to bring his hopeful reflection on their loss, to light, in this, his first children’s book.