6.30.2013

Kindness Ripples

Today I'm excited because of a book that came while I was away thanks to a kindness from my blogging friend Barb at Grade ONEderful:  

Each Kindness, written by Jacqueline Woodson and brilliantly illustrated by E.B. Lewis.

This gem tells the story of the new girl, Maya, and all of the chances to be kind to her that Chloe and her friends repeatedly and intentionally pass up.

And when Maya moves away, it's like a splash of cold water on Chloe's face to realize that she let her only opportunity to create a kindness ripple with Maya go out and forever get away. Out and away.
I like this book a lot because it's. so. real
Each and every interaction is either 
kind or unkind, 
helpful or hurtful. 
And sometimes we don't get a second chance.
Just imagine a world where young and old alike
stopped before every encounter and asked aloud,
Am I being kind or unkind?
Will this help or hurt?

And then purposefully chose 
helpful and kind.

Check out this boomerang; 
you'll be glad it's on your shelves for 
your kind kids.


6 comments:

  1. I need to get this book! Wonder if Barb would send me one too? :)
    ❀ Tammy
    Forever in First

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    1. She's so kind, I bet she would! I actually won a giveaway at her blog, and when the book didn't come through, then she sent an Amazon gift card as a substitute! Don't you love our blogging community??

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  2. I've had this book in my amazon cart for months; heard so many good things about it. I just need to fill my cart up to the "free shipping" amount and it will be MINE! :)

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  3. We just got this very book the other day! I haven't gotten to read it yet. It's been waiting patiently on the table. It'll have to be the next one up! thanks for the lovely review.

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  4. I added this one to my wish list. I have some gift cards so maybe it is time to move some books to my cart! :)

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  5. Ooh, it sounds like a very interesting book, Barbara!
    I received a gift certificate to our local bookstore ... hmm ... this could be the one :))

    Grade ONEderful
    Ruby Slippers Blog Designs

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