Human Kindness

True Stories of Compassion and Generosity that Changed the World

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Pub Date 06 Sep 2022 | Archive Date 05 Jul 2022
Publisher Spotlight, What on Earth Books

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Be inspired by incredible stories of kindness from around the world, and throughout history.

Join the Planetwalker, John Francis, on an exploration of kindness, great and small. From the kindness John has experienced in his own life to the history of how kindness has helped to shape our laws, morals and communities from around the world.

Over the whole history of humankind, kindness has been key to the survival of our species, and to making our world a better place. Learn about Harriet Tubman, who risked her life to help others escape from slavery, the Nomads Clinic, which sends doctors trekking into the Himalayas to tend to patients, The Linda Lindas, a group of young musicians who use their talent to speak up for the rights of others, Joshua Coombes, a hairdresser who gives free haircuts to the homeless, and many others. The joyous and awe-inspiring stories in this book will encourage young readers to be kind to others. And being kind, even in small ways, turns out to be healthy for you, yet another reason to practice kindness every day. It’s our planet to share together—let's be kind.

Be inspired by incredible stories of kindness from around the world, and throughout history.

Join the Planetwalker, John Francis, on an exploration of kindness, great and small. From the kindness John...

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This book covers all elements of kindness, from people in history who are known for their kindness, such as Ghandi, to organizations or careers that help people in times of need, such as the red cross or nurses during war, to ways that you can be kind to others. With lots of biographical information as well as time lines and background information, this book really does seem to cover everything! The illustrations are interesting and support the text, which is written in an accessible font that is fairly easy to read. As a grade 3 teacher I often teach about kindness and generosity and it is a concept that can be a bit challenging for children to understand and reflect on. This book shows that kindness is a range of ideas that can be acted upon at any age. It also shows that the impact of kindness is huge, even when the act is something fairly small. I could definitely see this book in my classroom library and as a resource for my lessons on kindness. I would recommend this book for parents and teachers of children in the 6-12 range. Thanks to NetGalley and the publisher for giving me the opportunity to read and review this book.

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This book made me feel good while reading it. Kindness is everywhere and anywhere. It discussed different people and how they spread kindness through living. It has fun facts, quotes, and colorful and bright illustrations! We NEED more books like this for young readers. Even as an adult- it was fun to read! Thanks to NetGalley for the ARC!

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I absolutely love this book! The author starts with examples from his own life, then looks at the history of kindness through archeology and ancient texts including different versions of the golden rule from around the world before moving on to more modern examples. This book includes examples both large and small from around the world. It discusses the importance of kindness and give suggestions that are easy for kids to act on. The illustrations complement the text beautifully! I hope this book finds its way into the hands of many children, teachers and parents. Thank you to NetGalley for an advanced copy in return for an honest review.

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Human Kindness explores the history of kindness, how it was shown through the ages, and examples of kindness throughout the world. This was such a "warm and fuzzy" book that gives me faith in humanity. I liked the illustrations that aided the stories.

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