WINNER OF A CORETTA SCOTT KING HONOR! Each kindness makes the world a little better This unforgettable book is written and illustrated by the award-winning team that created The Other Side and the Caldecott Honor winner Coming On Home Soon. With its powerful anti-bullying message and... show more
WINNER OF A CORETTA SCOTT KING HONOR! Each kindness makes the world a little better This unforgettable book is written and illustrated by the award-winning team that created The Other Side and the Caldecott Honor winner Coming On Home Soon. With its powerful anti-bullying message and striking art, it will resonate with readers long after they've put it down. Chloe and her friends won't play with the new girl, Maya. Every time Maya tries to join Chloe and her friends, they reject her. Eventually Maya stops coming to school. When Chloe's teacher gives a lesson about how even small acts of kindness can change the world, Chloe is stung by the lost opportunity for friendship, and thinks about how much better it could have been if she'd shown a little kindness toward Maya.
Publish date: October 2nd 2012
Publisher: Nancy Paulsen Books
Pages no: 32
Edition language: English
, Realistic Fiction
, Middle Grade
, Picture Books
, Social Issues
Each Kindness by Jacqueline Woodson is about a girl named Chloe who chooses not to get along with the new girl in class because of the clothes she wears. Every time the new girl tries to talk to Chloe she ignores her. One day when the new girl does not show up to school Chloe's teacher gives a lesso...
8/8/13 ** This year I was able to read this book to my fourth graders in the first week of school. Fabulous response. "That's a...sad ending. I was surprised." "That's a happy ending, she knew what she needed to do." If you haven't read this book, what are you waiting for???11/6/2012 ** I had the...
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I adored the illustrations. They were surpassingly wonderful, and perfect with the story. The story is unrepentantly sad, which I'm so in favor of. Real life rarely offers one the chance to make it all right in cases like this, and books that promise that ability are fairy tales. The unresolved, min...
This book touched me more than I thought it would. Perhaps it will not resonate with children who form cliques, tease, or practice relational bullying, but it will resonate with those who have been victims of it. I definitely saw myself in the girl who was ostricized. To younger person, the story is...
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