The Kindness Club (Hardcover)
Designed by Lucy
Bloomsbury USA Childrens, 9781681191171, 224pp.
Publication Date: November 7, 2017
Creative and fashion-forward Lucy Tanaka was thrilled when Chloe Silver moved to town. Together with Theo Barnes, they formed The Kindness Club, testing different acts of kindness on their friends, neighbors, and siblings. One day, Lucy learns that their classmate, Serena, recently lost her mother. On top of that, it's Serena's birthday next weekend. Lucy is determined to lift Serena's spirits, and she knows the perfect way to do it--rallying the Kindness Club to throw Serena the best birthday party ever at her family's bowling alley.
But as unexpected complications arise that threaten to ruin the party, can Lucy find another way to help her new friend during this hard time?
Inspired by kindness projects and anti-bullying campaigns across the country, award-winning author Courtney Sheinmel's delightful series will have all readers thinking kind!
About the Author
Courtney Sheinmel is a recovering attorney, chocolate lover, mac and cheese expert, and the author of over a dozen highly celebrated novels for kids and young adults, including Edgewater, Sincerely, and the Stella Batts series. She mentors teen writers at Writopia Lab, a nonprofit in New York City, and she received a National Scholastic Outstanding Educator Award. Courtney wants to hear your kindness stories! Write to her at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Praise For The Kindness Club: Designed by Lucy…
"Sheinmel’s ability to embody the tween perspective shines . . . the positivity of the narrative is a great selling point and many libraries will appreciate having this series available for tweens dealing with bullying, feelings of isolation, and friendship feuds." - School Library Journal
"Imagine what a better world we’d live in if Kindness Clubs spring up at every school. This series is inspiring!" - Wendy Mass, New York Times bestselling author of THE CANDYMAKERS
"Sheinmel’s characters are absolutely charming. Middle grade readers will want to join their club--as a matter of fact, I do too!" - Sarah Mlynowski, New York Times bestselling author of the Whatever After series on THE KINDNESS CLUB
"A great big hug of a book that proves friendships are built one small act of kindness at a time." - Michael Buckley, New York Times bestselling author of The Sisters Grimm and NERDS series on THE KINDNESS CLUB
"A warm and charming first installment. . . . Readers will be rewarded with a satisfying read and, hopefully, a little inspiration to be considerate in their own lives. . . . Recommended." - School Library Journal on THE KINDNESS CLUB