by Jacqueline Woodson, E. B. Lewis (Illustrator)
WINNER OF A CORETTA SCOTT KING HONOR!
Each kindness makes the world a little better.
This unforgettable book is written and illustrated by the award-winning team that created The Other Side and the Caldecott Honor winner Coming On Home Soon. With its powerful anti-bullying message and striking art, it will resonate with readers long after they've put it down.
Chloe and her friends won't play with the new girl, Maya. Every time Maya tries to join Chloe and her friends, they reject her. Eventually Maya stops coming to school. When Chloe's teacher gives a lesson about how even small acts of kindness can change the world, Chloe is stung by the lost opportunity for friendship, and thinks about how much better it could have been if she'd shown a little kindness toward Maya.
A 2013 Coretta Scott King Author Honor Book
Publisher: Penguin Group (USA) Incorporated
Publication date: 10/2/2012
Sales rank: 29,486
Age range: 5 - 8 Years
Product dimensions: 8.60 (w) x 11.10 (h) x 0.50 (d)
The New York Times Book Review
Each Kindness…has beautiful watercolors and prose, strong characters and a plot that pricks the conscience…It's a junior companion to The Hundred Dresses, Eleanor Estes's unforgettable 1944 classic about the closet full of clothes a poor girl imagines for herself, to her classmates' consternation. By telling Maya's story from Chloe's vantage point, Woodson makes kids think about how failing to show empathy boomerangs.