Channel Kindness: Stories of Kindness and Community

Macmillan Audio. 2020. 618p. $19.99. ISBN 9781250783653.
Gr 6 Up–This work is a collection of stories gathered by reporters from the Born This Way Foundation, a nonprofit founded by Lady Gaga and her mother, Cynthia Germanotta. The book is narrated by a selection of these reporters and showcases stories of kindness from across the country. Each story is unique and begins with a brief biography of the person featured and their work/life. The narrators of this book are not voice actors, which one can easily tell, but that makes their verbalization of these stories all the more powerful. The 51 chapters in the book include stories representing a wide range of life experiences from people in the LGBTQIA+ community, people battling mental health issues, people with different physical or mental abilities, and much more.
VERDICT Pair the print and audiobook versions together. The audiobook is powerful because of the voices of Born This Way Foundation reporters who narrate the chapters. The print version is powerful because of the images and notes from Lady Gaga in each chapter.

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