"Stories are powerful allies as we seek to raise a generation of compassionate children. I distinctly remember the moment when I grasped the beauty of sacrificial giving. I was nine years old and befriending Sara Crewe in Frances Hodgson Burnett’s The Little Princess for the first time ..."
Read the rest of my essay, Stories Can Shape a Child's Heart, in PaperTigers' February issue, a compilation of reviews, articles and interviews highlighting a "growing global awareness of the power of children to change the world."
Don't miss Children as Change-Makers: On and Off The Pages by Aline Pereira, and the interviews with author Katie Smith Milway about her book, One Hen: How One Small Loan Made A Big Difference and Jan West Schrock, author of Give a Goat and advisor to the charity Heifer International, who describes a childhood filled with inspirational stories of giving.
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