Worth Reading: Kindness

As you know, we elected a new president on Tuesday. Given the turmoil surrounding the election and the violent hate crimes that are now on the rise, it is more important than ever for libraries to promote inclusiveness and be a safe space for our communities.

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One easy way I (and other libraries) are doing this is by promoting kindness through displays (mine shown above), passive programming and storytime. Below are links to various lists and blog posts and resources for promoting kindness and openness in your library.

The children’s literature community response to the 2016 Election Results.

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https://twitter.com/The_Pigeon

Children’s Books that Champion Kindness

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A Sick Day for Amos McGee by Philip C. Stead

ALSC’s “Unity. Kindness. Peace. Booklist”

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How To Heal a Broken Wing by Bob Graham

Graphic Novelist Rain Telgemeier’s #kidlitsafetypins coloring pages