September 30, 2012

Each Kindness

cover image of Each Kindness
Jacqueline Woodson

Chloe and her grade-school friends ignore Maya, the new girl at school who asks to be their friend. Maya is cheerful and independent, but also poor and wearing raggedy clothes. Their teacher drops a pebble in water to demonstrate the ripple effects of kindness and Chloe realizes she will never have a chance to be kind to Maya since her family has moved. Chloe’s first-person account combined with Lewis’ vivid illustrations tells a powerful story of lost opportunities. Another gem by the team that created Coming On Home Soon (2004) Ages 5-8