|Awesome Kindness is a story about two friends who create their own joy and strengthen the confidence of one another. In their eyes, their friend is the best person in the world. This belief allows them to ignore the negativity of the world. So when Kennedy comes along with her bullying behavior, Jaylen and Langston just ignore the meanness and respond with unexpected kindness. Their loving and positive response causes Kennedy to briefly pause and look at her own actions. She is able to recognize that her meanness is a habit she learned from her brother. A behavior she doesn’t like to experience. The wall of meanness melts away when she chooses to be vulnerable in the safety of her friends. Together they sing, dance, and create more joy in their world. Awesome Kindness offers a Word Power and Turning a Phrase section to build vocabulary and explain literary concepts. The virtues practice page suggests the daily practice of virtues to strengthen positive responses from children in all situations.
Publisher: Calumet Editions