How to Change the World in 12 Easy Steps

How to Change the World in 12 Easy Steps was inspired by  Eva Kor, a child survivor of Auschwitz. She always stressed to young audiences that even though a child, they had the power to change the world. Easy, simple gestures from picking up a piece of trash on the sidewalk, tidying a bedroom, accepting someone who is different, along with other gestures of kindness and thoughtfulness can make a big difference. The book could also serve as a starting point for a conversation on prejudice. Marie Letourneau’s illustrations capture the warmth at the heart of this book, making it a fun, but life-changing read.


Picture Book | Ages 4 & up
Hardcover ISBN: 978-1-939100-54-2 | 32 pages | $15.99
Ebook ISBN: 978-1-939100-55-9
Grade Level: Preschool - 4

Meet the Author


Peggy Porter TierneyPeggy Porter Tierney is the founder and President of Tanglewood Books and has worked in publishing as an editor and publisher for 27 years. Peggy was involved with Eva Kor through editing and publishing Ms. Kor’s YA memoir, Surviving the Angel of Death, and serving on the board of the CANDLES Holocaust Museum. This is Tierney’s first book as an author.  She currently resides in Indianapolis. 


Meet the Illustrator

Marie LetourneauMarie Letourneau lives with her family on Long Island, NY. She is the author and illustrator of The Mice of Bistrot Sept Frères and Argyle Fox, and she illustrated Is a Worry Worrying You? and The Tiptoe Guide to Tracking Mermaids. Marie loves animals, beets, and roller skating. She is a former roller derby queen and loves animals.  

Illustrator Website


Other Books by this Illustrator

The Tiptoe Guide to Tracking Mermaids Book Cover
Is a Worry Worrying You? Book Cover
The Mice of Bistrot des Sept Frères Book Cover
Argyle Fox Book Cover

How to Change the World in 12 Easy Steps Reviews


"A touching and beautiful guide to consideration and kindness." —Kirkus Reviews, starred review

"Eva's greatest magic was her ability to connect with children, to introduce them to their own unimagined capability. This astonishing little book captures her spirit beautifully and will help to grow world-changes for generations to come." —Ted Green, Filmmaker of award-winning documentary Eva A-7063