Monday, June 23, 2014

Random Acts of Kindness for Kids

The book I am profiling today is just such a fun summer read.  I hope that it inspires kids to get out and do the small acts of kindness that can make such a big difference in the long run. If this book doesn't get them going ... nothing will.

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Title:       The Summer I Saved the World in 65 Days

Author:  Michele Hurwitz

Target:   Grades 5-9

Series:    No

What this book is about: 
Nina is feeling a little lost the summer after 8th grade and the start of high school.  However, when she secretly plants marigolds for her neighbor on crutches, she realizes that maybe she can make a differences this break.  Her history teacher said, “It is very often the ordinary things that go unnoticed that end up making a difference,”  so she embarks on a quest to do one good small unnoticed thing every day of summer - 65 days.  While she may not save the world, she does bring a community closer together.

Why I love this book: 
I was very excited to read this book.  I just love the idea of random acts of kindness and I think we need to do a few more of these in our lives.  It is all too easy to just sit by and not get up and do something for others, but Nina finally gets up and doesn’t wait for someone else to step up and help.  I admire that.

I think that most kids who read this book will be motivated to start their own acts of kindness.  What a great summer project.  How lovely is that?

The story itself is a nice tale about growing up at what is sometimes a different pace from those around you.  It is also about branching out and finding what works for you.  Nice messages for kids in the tween years.

Who this book is for: 
Nice book for tween girls.  Not a lot of action but a lovely story about growing up.

Final thoughts:
I will do a good unnoticed deed today in honor of this book!

To purchase this book:
Click on the following link to connect to Amazon: The Summer I Saved the World . . . in 65 Days  A portion of each purchase goes to support this blog at no cost to you.  Thank you for your support.

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