Review: Each Kindness

Each Kindness :: Children's Book Review
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Each Kindness

Author: Jacqueline Woodson

Illustrator: E.B. Lewis

Published in 2012 by Penguin Young Readers Group

Each Kindness presents a powerful story of the importance of kindness. A young girl named Maya starts at a new school and has to make new friends. She makes efforts to play with a classmate, Chloe, and her friends, but the group of girls turns her away and intentionally excludes her. Soon, Maya no longer comes to school. After a class lesson about how powerful small acts of kindness can be, Chloe regrets being unkind and thinks about how much of a difference she could have made if she had been kind to Maya. This story is a wonderful read because it demonstrates how actions can have consequences while teaching the valuable lesson of treating others with kindness.

*Coretta Scott King Award

*Jane Addams Peace Award

Additional Resources:

Each Kindness Lesson Plan:

“The Creative Librarian” Each Kindness follow-up activity:


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