Recommended Grades: 3-5
Chloe doesn’t really know why she turns away from the new girl, Maya, when Maya tries to befriend her. And then one day Maya is gone. When Chloe’s teacher gives a lesson about how even small acts of kindness can change the world, Chloe is stung by the opportunity that’s been lost.
Theme: Read aloud Each Kindness as part of a unit on kindness. Begin withEach Kindness and ladder it to The Hundred Dresses by Eleanor Estes and Wonder by R.J. Palacio. Create a kindness jar and ask students to write a kindness about their classmates on strips of paper to add to the jar. During class meetings, read aloud one or two kindnesses each week.
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