Origami Peace Cranes Friendships Take Flight

by Sue DiCicco



When Emma moves to a new town, she’s afraid she’ll never make friends. She tries her hardest to make a good impression on her new classmates. Through an origami crane project, her classmates show her that they really want to get to know her. Later, when a new family moves into her neighborhood, Emma has a great idea how to make them feel welcome!  Filled with fun pictures and ideas, this story addresses the anxiety that comes with new beginnings and shows kids a way to act as a diverse community.  Book comes with instructions for making paper cranes to share! Author Sue DiCicco (Tuttle Pub, Sept 12 2017, HC, 32 pp, 32 full color illus, 12 sheets origami paper)

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Sue DiCicco


Writer, illustrator, sculptor and former Disney animator, Sue DiCicco, founded Armed with the Arts (, a program dedicated to encouraging creative expression in kids. She is the creator of the Peace Crane Project with participation from over 150 countries. She has written dozens and illustrated hundreds of books for kids.

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