Each Kindness

“This is what kindness does, Ms. Albert said. Each little thing we do goes out, like a ripple, into the world.”  – Jacqueline Woodson, Each Kindness Whenever I look at a list of ways to help children become kinder or more compassionate, one suggestion is always to read books to them.  Books help all of …Continue reading

Even More Books About Belonging

Here’s my final list of books about belonging.  These continue, in a different way, to address questions like:  Do I belong?  Where?  Does being different matter?  Does location define me?  Am I acceptable as I am?  Tough questions from highly readable books. The Other Boy written by M. G. Hennessey; illustrated by Sfe R. Monster; …Continue reading

Fake News is Not New

From the desk of Alice, I was consuming my daily dose of social media and came across this post from the Washington Post. The general gist of the article is that kids are having a hard time understanding what is real and what is not real in the news.   This is one of many pieces …Continue reading

Love the Message

  There are many great authors and poet laureates whose words have stood the test of time, but for me the work of Dr. Seuss has had a lasting impact.  At a time when children’s books were less than stellar, Theodor Seuss Geisel became a “tour de force” in literature for the young and the …Continue reading