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When We Are Kind

A picture book by Monique Gray Smith, illustrated by Nicole Neidhardt.

Monique Gray Smith, illustrated by Nicole Neidhardt

What makes you feel kind?

When We Are Kind celebrates simple acts of everyday kindness and encourages children to explore how they feel when they initiate and receive acts of kindness in their lives.

Author Monique Gray Smith has written many books on the topics of resilience and reconciliation and communicates an important message through carefully chosen words for readers of all ages. Beautifully illustrated by artist Nicole Neidhardt, this book encourages children to be kind to others and to themselves. (From Orca Books)

Monique Gray Smith is a mixed-heritage — Cree, Lakota and Scottish — author who often writes and speaks about the resilience of Indigenous communities in Canada. She is also the author of the children's books Speaking Our Truth and You Hold Me Up and the novels Tilly and Tilly and the Crazy Eights.

Nicole Neidhardt is a Diné visual artist and illustrator. When We Are Kind is her first children's book.

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Gregor Craigie spoke with Monique Gray Smith, author of the new children's book “When We Are Kind.” 7:05

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