The Breaking News
When devastating news rattles a young girl's community, her normally attentive parents and neighbors are suddenly exhausted and distracted. At school, her teacher tells the class to look for the helpers--the good people working to make things better in big and small ways. She wants more than anything to help in a BIG way, but maybe she can start with one small act of kindness instead . . . and then another, and another.Small things can compound, after all, to make a world of difference.
The Breaking News by Sarah Lynne Reul touches on themes of community, resilience, and optimism with an authenticity that will resonate with readers young and old.
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A Chicago Public Library Best of the Best Picture Books of 2018 selection
"Featuring a multi-ethnic neighborhood of individuals connected--for better or worse--through their shared disquiet, this is a wise and timely book." - Publishers Weekly, Starred Review
A "timely text" with "emotions...sensitively portrayed throughout... Affirming the resilience that can result when small acts are focused on community." - The New York Times
"This take on post-tragedy response delicately blends respect for sadness and the magnitude of tragedy with an actionable focus on the value of "one small thing" as a response." - Bulletin of the Center for Children's Books
"The ambiguous nature of the circumstances makes [The Breaking News] appropriate for many situations children face in today's never-ending news cycle. An absolute-must for...libraries." - School Library Journal