Reading Riot: Kindness Starts With One

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One act, one smile, one favor for a friend. Now is your chance to demonstrate that kindness can begin with just one person. Celebrate Random Acts of Kindness (RAK) this week by going above and beyond, doing good for someone else and making the world a better place. RAK is an annual celebration recognized around the globe that inspires people to practice kindness and pass it on to others. Let’s make kindness the norm rather than the exception.

If you need ideas on how to spread the goodwill, drop in to the Bealeton library and check out our Kindness Jar or try this useful site. Then check out these reading recommendations to inspire acts of kindness.Book cover of Noah's ark

Do Good: Evan Almighty was inspired by the motion picture “Evan Almighty” and challenges readers to look for opportunities to do good and make a positive difference within the world.

A Kid’s Guide to Giving provides young people with a “how to” way to give their time, talents, and money to their favorite charities, including over hundred different organizations to choose from.

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In Operation Oleander 7th-grader Jess and her friends establish the Order of the Oleander to collect supplies for an orphanage in Kabul, Afghanistan, where two of their parents are deployed.

The Summer I Saved the World…in 65 Days; Inspired by her late grandmother, 13-year-old Nina spends a summer secretly doing good deeds for her neighbors and enjoying the changes she brings about, even as she is dealing with changing friendships and family issues.

Read on and make the world a better place!

∼ Ann McDuffie, Youth Services Librarian, Bealeton branch library

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