Radical Kindness: The Life-Changing Power of Giving and Receiving

Harper Wave. Mar. 2019. 240p. ISBN 9780062913364. $21.99; ebk. ISBN 9780062913388. SELF-HELP
Cocreator of many PBS children's shows, Santomero (Preschool Clues) contends that kindness is the key to recognizing others and ourselves as worthy of love and understanding. In short, concise chapters, the author teaches readers to "heart-see" those around us, to identify their inner child, and be kind to oneself. She channels Fred Rogers when advocating that we act from a place of compassion and to be considerate even when it's hard. Thirty-two gestures of generosity offer a springboard to a new way of being.
VERDICT A powerful salve in the midst of rudeness and disrespect seen in society today.
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