Grapevine second-grader is nominated for junior version of Nobel Peace Prize

12 Apr 2021


Paisley Elliott just turned 8, but her birthday is not the only thing her family is celebrating.

The Grapevine girl, who has been protesting outside her home every week for the past six months to draw attention to families who have been separated at the U.S.-Mexico border, has been nominated for the International Children’s Peace Prize, what is commonly referred to as the junior version of the Nobel Peace Prize.

“This is an all-consuming thing for her — she just wants to help families,” mom Tali Jones says of her daughter’s advocacy.

Paisley was nominated by an outreach group she works with, Switzerland-based Ariel Foundation International. Only 142 children worldwide were nominated for the honor last year.

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