Empathy. Can't teach it, surely can model it. "Market Street", 2015, a Newberry, Caldecott and winner of other prestigious prizes, reads as a modern masterpiece for children of all ages.
Not only does it appear to be a gentle intergenerational love story between a boy and his grandma, we experience diversity, kindness and empathy throughout this simple story.
And the most lovely descriptions of a beautiful world maybe not so readily apparent until we really look beyond the obvious. Which is what we all certainly need to do.
Let's take a bus ride, a very special one. Just us, like Nana and CJ, main characters in this heartwarming urban tale.
Yesterday I went on the bus with Morgan's first grade field trip. She was so excited! I did a sleepover the night before. She woke me up about two hours before time for school, all dressed and lunch sack ready....