A personal message from the author:

This year has been the year of the unexpected. Within this craziness and uncertainty we all have realized one thing, we can still control or reactions to things. Better yet, we can be proactive and perhaps even change the world. I wrote to Peace as a way to show how ordinary people can step up in extraordinary situations. It is not only their stories, but it is our stories.

— Misan Akuya

A 26 year old African American young man psychologist in Los Angeles, a 17 year old Japanese girl in her senior year in Tokyo, and a 22 year old Pervuian Single Mother in Lima.