4 Books To Inspire Our Youth
There’s no greater gift than the gift of knowledge, especially in the form of the written word. Taking the time to share a good book with our youth is one way we can inspire them for their future and encourage them to make impact. Reading to children is also scientifically proven to improve their cognitive skills and self-development overall. Check out these four books that I love sharing with any children that I get the pleasure to meet.
- “I Am Human” by Susan Verde — This picture book is a part of a wonderful collection written by Susan Verde that highlights the possibilities that all humans are capable of. In this book, the idea of being your best self is explained through the connections that we feel around us. By making sure to seize each opportunity we are given, it shows us how to act with compassion and empathy towards others and ourselves. This book inspires youth and adults alike to become changers.
- “Whatever You Are, Be a Good One” by Lisa Congdon — Holding a collection of 100 quotes, this book sparks motivation and inspiration in anyone who reads it. With hand-lettering done by Lisa Congdon, this book has a wide variety of wisdom from great minds such as Harriet Tubman, Stephen King, Joan of Arc, and so many others. Each quote is beautifully illuminated on the page to stimulate encouragement upon its readers. This book is a great everyday read for perfect inspirational moments. I find myself reading one quote a day and pondering the meaning behind the quote so that I can incorporate it into my own life to make impact on others.
- “Kindness Makes Us Strong” by Sophie Beer — It’s true; Kindness is what makes us strong! Each day we are given the chance to spread our love to those around us through kindness. This encouraging book highlights each moment, big or small, in which we can do just that. After reading this book, one will be encouraged to share kindness and make impact at any time. This book helps show our youth how kindness can help shape friendships and build better communities.
- “Pass It On” by Sophy Henn — It’s scientifically proven that doing good acts create a domino effect that inspire others to do good as well. This story, by Sophy Henn, is sure to be the perfect read for our children. With every page turned, we follow the domino effect of good as it is being passed among other characters in a variety of ways. It is not only a heartwarming story, but a gentle reminder to not overlook the simplest things. We learn to embraces every moment with joy. This book is, and always will be, a staple in my own bookshelf.
Teaching our youth the importance of love and compassion is one of the many things that they will carry on with them for a lifetime. It’s a beautiful thing to see the eyes of inspiration and motivation in our youth. We must continue to guide them through the steppingstones of life and provide gifts of knowledge through the written word. Reading to our youth is one way that we can continue to bond and connect with them. Join us in becoming a Changer and discover even more ways to discover how to make impact in the lives of your children and your community.