Giffords' shooting victim staffer promotes Picture Book Peace Project

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TUCSON, Ariz. -- One of the victims from the January 8 shooting wants to promote peace through picture books.

Pam Simon, one of Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords' staffers, spoke at the "Make Way for Books" open house Thursday.

It's a non-profit organization that's starting the "Picture Book Peace Project."  It creates a list of books about peaceful concepts for parents to read to their children.

"The brain development, much of it happens at very early ages, 0-5, so that's a really important age to introduce literature, to introduce values," said Giffords' staffer Simon.

The "Make Way for Books" program has 25 different titles.  It's already in 16 pre-schools and in-home child care centers.