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"A memoir about Jeff Henigson's teen Starlight Children's Foundation wish after being diagnosed with brain cancer: to meet Mikhail Gorbachev and plea for nuclear disarmament and world peace"-- It's 1986, and Jeff is an average fifteen-year-old: he thinks a lot about dating, he bounces around with his friends, and he's trying his hardest to get a car. Conversely, the world around him feels crazy: the United States and the Soviet Union are at glaring...
Relates the story of the peace symbol--designed in 1958 by Gerry Holtom, a London activist protesting nuclear weapons--and how it inspires people all over the world, from peace marches and liberation movements to the end of apartheid and the fall of the Berlin Wall. Includes a short history of the peace symbol and a partial timeline of peaceful protests since 1958.
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