Each Kindness by Jacqueline Woodson, 2012, Nancy Paulsen Books
Each Kindness by Jacqueline Woodson and illustrated by E.B. Lewis is an incredibly inspiring story about showing people kindness. This book has won the Coretta Scott King Honor award and the Jane Addams Peace Award. This book is narrated by a young girl who’s name is never revealed and there is a new student, Maya, in her class. Everyone is mean to her and does not show her kindness. One day the teacher is having a lesson on showing everyone kindness, even small acts. To find out what happens to Maya and her classmates, read Each Kindness. This is a truly inuring book about being kind to people and the quality of this book is on a different level than most books. The lesson and moral of this story is a huge takeaway for people of all ages. This book has received a lot of recognition for its beautiful and inspiring story. This is a great story for the reader who wants to be inspired or want to learn about or be taught kindness in a truly powerful manner.
- Lesson plan for teacher’s
- NY Times article about the book
- If you liked Each Kindness, check out The Invisible Boy by Trudy Ludwig or A Home for Bird by Philip C. Stead