Wednesday, September 28, 2011
Compassion for Kids
My internet friend, Nicole Weaver, recently sent me a pdf of her book, My Birthday is September Eleven and other short stories. It is about children who must deal with serious problems like natural disasters and prejudice and some of their stories are heart wrenching. While the book is fiction, I know a lot of it is based on things the author and people close to her have actually experienced.
But every story has a positive ending and the book will inspire readers to reach out and help others, as characters in the stories did.
While some children may find the stories disturbing, that's not necessarily a bad thing because it will help them develop compassion for others. There is a "bad word" in one story but it's included because it shows what the main character must deal with.
People anywhere from grade school through adulthood who read this book are likely to be inspired to make a difference in the world.