Where the Mountain Meets the Moon by Grace Lin
In the valley of Fruitless mountain, a young girl named Minli lives in a ramshackle hut with her parents. In the evenings, her father regales her with old folktales of the Jade Dragon and the Old Man on the Moon, who knows the answers to all of life’s questions. Inspired by these stories, Minli sets off on an extraordinary journey to find the Old Man on the Moon to ask him how she can change her family’s fortune. She encounters an assorted cast of characters and magical creatures along the way, including a dragon who accompanies her on her quest for the ultimate answer.
Be A Friend by Salina Yoon
Dennis is an ordinary boy who expresses himself in extraordinary ways. Some children do show-and-tell. Dennis mimes his. Some children climb trees. Dennis is happy to BE a tree… But being a mime can be lonely. It isn’t until Dennis meets a girl named Joy that he discovers the power of friendship–and how special he truly is!
A Long Walk to Water by Linda Sue Park
When the Sudanese civil war reaches his village in 1985, eleven-year-old Salva becomes separated from his family and must walk with other Dinka tribe members through southern Sudan, Ethiopia, and Kenya in search of safe haven. Based on the life of Salva Dut, who, after emigrating to America in 1996, began a project to dig water wells in Sudan.
A World of Pausabilities: An exercise in mindfulness by Frank J. Sileo,Rated 4.00 out of 5
Children (and adults) live in a fast-paced, demanding and stressful world. It is often difficult to slow-down our children’s minds and bodies. This book was written to teach children to take a pause in their lives, to stop activity, to understand quiet time, and to think about what they are doing and where they are going
What does #LiveInsideOut mean?
We are working to build a generation of children and families that strive to “live inside out”. What does that mean? We focus on helping kids develop the character skills (i.e. social and emotional skills) necessary to thrive in their lives, schools, and later in jobs and community, which is the “inside piece”. The “outside” part is being connected to the community through volunteerism. All of our programs combine these two elements!
5 Opportunities to Get Involved
Inside Out Club DuPage offers an after-school program, weekend program, and online (Inside Out Club Live). Additionally, IOCD provides parents and educators with two online resources to help them build character and volunteer from home.
Working with teachers, volunteers, parents, school administrators and outside organizations, the Inside Out Club is positively impacting more than 3,000 children and their families each year.
- You Can Do Hard Things: 5 Ways to Help Your Kids Persevere September 15, 2020
- Family Coping Strategies During Times of Change August 19, 2020
- Over 400 Kind Acts in the 2020 15K-indness Challenge July 27, 2020