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Each Kindness

Woodson, Jacqueline

(Book - 2012)
Average Rating: 4 stars out of 5.
Each Kindness
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When Ms. Albert teaches a lesson on kindness, Chloe realizes that she and her friends have been wrong in making fun of new student Maya's shabby clothes and refusing to play with her.
Publisher: New York, NY : Nancy Paulsen Books, c2012.
ISBN: 9780399246524
Characteristics: 1 v. (unpaged) :,col. ill. ;,29 cm.
Additional Contributors: Lewis, Earl B.

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After their teacher Ms. Albert gives a lesson on kindness, Chloe realizes that she and her friends have been wrong -- they've been relentlessly cruel to new student Maya, making fun of her shabby clothes and refusing to play with her. But has Chloe learned her lesson too late? This gorgeously illustrated, quiet, and realistically melancholy story delivers its message gently yet indelibly, bringing home the full emotional impact of having missed one's final chance to make up for hurting someone else. For another honest look at relationship dynamics between kids, check out Mary Ann Rodman's My Best Friend, also illustrated by Earl B. Lewis.

Picture books newsletter September 2014

Aug 11, 2013
  • IrishMoon rated this: 4.5 stars out of 5.

I highly recommend this book, but with a caution. This awesome book demonstrates the value of showing kindness to others, regardless of the kind of peer pressure that encourages youth to shun those who they perceive to be different than them. Part of the value of the book is that it demonstrates that there isn’t always a “happily ever after” ending to each story, as we don’t always get a 2nd chance. My caution is to read and evaluate this book before reading it to/with any child who is shy or feeling shunned or bullied. I unknowingly read it to my extremely shy 5 year old granddaughter (who also has a speech disorder) & she was sad for the rest of the day. Unfortunately for her, the book reinforced all the fears she had about being brave and trying to reach out and talk to others in an attempt to make friends, as she immediately related to the young girl in the book who was being shunned.

Feb 18, 2013
  • WordWoman007 rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

This very original book contains a haunting truth: We don't always get a second chance to do the right thing. I recommend the book to every elementary school teacher out there, but I also think that it serves as a catalyst for some important conversations between parents and their kids. You'll be thinking about this book for a long time....

"This gorgeously illustrated, quiet, and realistically melancholy story delivers its message gently yet indelibly, bringing home the full emotional impact of having missed one's final chance to make up for hurting someone else. For another honest look at kid-level relationship dynamics, check out Mary Ann Rodman's My Best Friend, also illustrated by Earl B. Lewis." Picture Books December 2012 Newsletter http://www.nextreads.com/Display2.aspx?SID=5acc8fc1-4e91-4ebe-906d-f8fc5e82a8e0&N=584229

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Jul 19, 2014
  • red_lion_1061 rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

red_lion_1061 thinks this title is suitable for All Ages

Jan 02, 2013
  • MB9 rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

MB9 thinks this title is suitable for between the ages of 5 and 9

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