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Ferguson native creates coloring book to spread message of peace, healing

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'Painting for Peace' coloring book (Credit: KMOV) 'Painting for Peace' coloring book (Credit: KMOV)

FERGUSON, Mo. (KMOV.com) – The creator of the children’s book “Painting for Peace in Ferguson” is hoping to replicate the universal message of peace and healing with a new coloring book.

Carol Swartout Klein created “Painting for Peace in Ferguson” using images that were painted over the boarded up doors and windows in Ferguson following the death of Michael Brown. She said the book has been popular in schools because teachers have used it as a tool to help children talk about and process various issues.

Now, Klein plans to release a coloring book for adults and children. The goal of the book is to help keep the conversation going between family members.

Just like the first book, all proceeds will go back into helping children in the area.

"We've been able to donate more than 600 books to the entire Ferguson-Florissant school district and also been able to give outright grants to a number of organizations in the Ferguson area that are involved with the arts and education,” the Ferguson native said.

The coloring book will be available starting May 24.

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