"A Tribute to our Shared HumanityA best friend. A lost tooth. A first day of school. These moments are milestones of childhood that all boys and girls experience. Every child. Everywhere.
Like The Milestones Project, a living, growing archive of more than 22,000 photographs of children, this book pays tribute to the core experiences shared by every person on the planet.Culled from the project's international collection are engaging and candid images of kids doing what kids do. The pictures are paired with youthful memories from the world's most beloved children's book authors and illustrators, activists, and writings by kids from all over the world.The result is an album both inspirational and humorous that will have children recognizing—and empathizing with—each other.The Milestones Project received the 2003 Global Tolerance Award by The Friends of the United Nations.Includes “The Milestones Project Pledge”—a personal vow intended to put an end to intolerance and hatred.A traveling exhibit of Milestones photos will visit museums and airports in the United States and beyond.Featuring original writings by: J K. Rowling on her first pair of glasses; Walter Cronkite on peace; Eric Carle on school; Maira Kalman on a visit to the dentist; William Joyce on playtime; and many more!"
"The mission of The Milestones Project, founded by Dr. RICHARD STECKEL and MICHELE STECKEL, is to empower individuals, parents, and families to take actions in their own lives to reduce intolerance, promote nonviolence, and have a lasting impact upon the larger world. "