Tuesday, February 03, 2009

How Kids Can Change The World

"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.

Photo courtesy of Uncultured via Creative Commons.

1 comment:

Laurie Thompson said...

Your essay in Paper Tigers was beautiful, and pointed out a few titles I hadn't seen before but are now on the family must-read list! Thank you for sharing, Mitali!

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