Beautiful Is Black

Self-esteem and self-image are two of the most common factors that impact a child’s future since they affect learning, relationships, and growth at all levels. This book is a powerful tool for parents, caregivers, and teachers as a means of communicating with any child—especially girls—who are dealing with acceptance issues. It teaches that differences are what make us unique, as defined by a young girl’s conversation with her mother. If we all looked exactly the same, the world would not be so colorful or exciting. Each of us contributes something special to the world, even if we do not always feel that way. As parents, caregivers, teachers, and society as a whole, we must see young children as one of our most valuable assets. It is our children who shape the future, and anything that affects them in a negative manner should be addressed at an early age, regardless of gender or ethnicity. Read more

. The lessons are great for any child, regardless of religion, ethnicity, disability, or any other factor.

The Book Sumary
Many children are confused about the differences in what is right and wrong when it comes to children in their school that have different skin colors or ethnicities. This book discusses the troubles one girl has because she has a lighter tone of brown skin than her classmates. She doesn’t understand why she is picked on or who she can be friends with. She knows her parents love each other very much, and that’s all that should really matter. Her mother emphasizes how beautiful black is, and she tries to comprehend it. However, she does not know how to get through the passing storm of being picked on. This book is a good read for parents and children to discuss bullying and racial tensions. It will also lead to discussion of what the girl can do to better her situation and what the reader’s child can do to prevent bullying in his or her own school.

APPROPRIATE AGE GROUP
6-10 years old

Pleasing The Lord

While there are many great books available today that offer tips for parents, teachers, and other caregivers, few offer as many life lessons as this wonderful resource.

“Pleasing the Lord” is not just a cute storybook with a moral, it is a moral compass by which children can direct their lives through the study of God’s Word. Children and adults alike will learn powerful tools for daily living in this book, with Scripture references from the New International Version of the Bible to memorize. It covers a wide variety of subjects that children face each day, such as the following:

• Cheating
• Stealing
• Lying
• Listening to parents and other people in authority
• Loving one another
• Showing kindness
• Forgiveness toward self and others

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Cutting School

One of the problems that teachers and parents have faced most often since children began attending school is cutting class.

Serenity Anderson’s new book Cutting School is a great way for parents to talk to kids about the dangers of cutting class, both from an adults perspective and from Gods point of view. The book is designed for middle school children, but it can easily be utilized for small children and any child up to about age twelve. It focuses on three young boys who choose to skip school in order to go to the malls arcade, but the message is just as important for young girls.

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How Many Ways Can You Thank The Lord

Children’s books that talk about ways children can show gratitude are scarce, especially Christian books that talk about gratefulness to the Lord. We tell our children to say please and thank you, but for many of us teaching them about being thankful stops around this point. While being polite and saying these things is great, with positive results, there is so much more to it than that. In How Many Ways Can You Thank The Lord, Serenity Anderson showcases great ideas for teaching four- to seven-year old children about showing thankfulness in creative and traditional ways.

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