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The Cellist of Sarajevo
In the children's picture book, Echoes from the Square by Elizabeth Wellburn and illustrated by Deryk Houston (Rubicon Publishing, 1998), a young boy is helped to cope with war by Vedran Smailovic's actions.
For adults, an article by Swati Chopra on the Life Positive e-magazine website provides more detail about Vedran Smailovic and the responses to his actions. A Peacemaker Hero article describes the projects Jason Crowe, a teen in Indiana, undertook, inspired by Vedran Smailovic.
Although written for younger children, a picture book by Cheryl Willis Hudson may inspire the group with illustrations of children bending their bodies to form the letters of the alphabet: Afro-Bets ABC Book (East Orange, NJ: Just Us Books, 1988; Cartwheel, 2002).