#ArmMeWithBooks List Offers Titles for Resilience, Empathy, and Compassion

A curated booklist for children living through lockdowns and mass shootings.

On this sixth anniversary of the shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, CT, a new list of book recommendations has been released for "children growing up in times of lockdown drills and mass shootings."

Literary Safari, a print and digital children's and educational media studio, put out the call to some of children's literature's biggest names and curated #ArmMeWithBooks, a booklist released today.

"We believe that literature can act as a power tool and path to healing by allowing for interactions between young people, their educators, and their families," the introduction to the list reads. 

Responses came from authors, illustrators, and librariansincluding "A Fuse #8 Production" blogger Betsy Bird. All offered title suggestions. Coretta Scott King Award winner Nikki Grimes wrote an original poem.

"Here is a booklist that waves a flag for resilience, empathy, and compassion."

Read the full press release below:



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