A sample of books to use with individual students, small groups, and in class lessons to support character education and lessons on citizenship.

Screen Shot 2018-06-07 at 3.37.08 PM.pngThe Youngest Marcher: The Story of Audrey Faye Hendricks, a Young Civil Rights Activist by  Cynthia Levinson

A beautiful and powerful story about Audrey Faye Hendricks, the youngest child arrested for protesting in Birmingham, AL. This true story can spark powerful discussions of rights and citizenship.

Activity:  Get students excited to read the book by watching the book trailer.

After reading check out the numerous resources on the authors webpage. 

IT TAKES A VILLAGE by Hillary Rodham Clinton

Screen Shot 2018-06-06 at 5.00.27 PMIt Takes a Village offers a universal, unifying message. It captures perfectly Clinton’s vision of a multicultural America working toward a constructive goal. So hopeful and forward-looking.” —The Washington Post

I couldn’t have said it better! I love using this story to talk about working together to achieve great things.

Activity: Your favorite STEM inspired challenge, like the Marshmallow Tower Challenge. 


Screen Shot 2018-06-07 at 3.45.16 PM.pngTodd’s colorful and simple book has a big message- the choices you make can make a BIG difference. While silly and playful, it’s an important book to discuss being a good citizen and taking care of our earth.

Activity: Check out these STEM activities or partner with your favorite Earth Day craft.


 MICHAEL, RECYCLE by Eliie Bethel 

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Michael is a super hero, caped crusader helping the earth by his super power “recycling.” This book is a rhyming good time. Check out the follow up Michael Recycle Meets Litterbug Doug.

Activities:  There is an extensive  Book Companion on TPT.

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See my personal list of books I own with categories and links to activities here. To Edit Click File  and “Make a copy”!

Find videos to partner with books here:

Pawsitive School Counselor You Tube Page

Bright Futures Counseling

Check out more amazing resources from these amazing counselors, educators, parents, etc.:

Counselor Keri

The Ned Show

The Confident Counselors

Happily Ever Elephants

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