A CHILD CALLED YOU
By: JD Wise
Illustrated by: Rachel Novel
Published: June 1, 2021
Publisher: Mascot Books
This is the first book in what Wise plans for his “Kindness is for Everyone” series of books for kids. This first book celebrates the uniqueness of each one of us. This uniqueness is what makes our world so great and appreciating and loving everyone for who they are is what our world really needs right now.
A CHILD CALLED YOU shows kids that sharing kindness without judgment is how we can truly love others. It’s ok that we don’t all look alike or have the same interests or beliefs. It’s ok that we live in different types of families and like to do various activities. It’s ok and important to stand up for others when they are being teased. It’s important to do the right thing both in our homes and in school. It’s important to make a difference in other people’s lives.
The illustrator makes a point to show kids on the page with various hair and skin colors and with various abilities. The word YOU is a major focus on each page to point out to kids that YOU are the one who can make a difference. YOU are the one who can make an effort to reach out to someone. YOU are the one who can start a thread of kindness. Encouraging these life lessons in our youngest readers and in all of us will hopefully create a chain of kindness to spread throughout the world.
JD Wise has created a Facebook page where he is encouraging people to post their random acts of kindness. You can join their Facebook group, HERE.
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All summer I’ll be sharing books for kids of all ages on topics that will interest them or offer them a new interest to learn about. Most of the time these will be nonfiction books, but sometimes we can learn how to be better people or learn empathy from fictional stories too.
So, I hope you will stay tuned to these posts. They will always have Summer Read-to-Learn in the title and in the tags. There will be books from some of my favorite publishers like National Geographic, plus, some from independent publishers. See them all, HERE.