Kindness Finds Her Voice
Cristina Kim, author
'Kindness Finds Her Voice' follows Kindness’s day at the Minniverse Playground - one of her most favourite places in the Inniverse. She is delighted to be meeting her great friends Love and Generosity for an afternoon of laughs and fun — but not so delighted to find her frenemy, Selfish there as well. Not one to speak out, and a believer in keeping everyone happy and having a good time, Kindness ignores her feelings as Selfish pushes by her to take her turn — not once, not twice, but many times. Much like in real life, even if we feel a certain way, it’s not always easy to express how we truly feel. After being encouraged by her friends, Kindness learns that it’s important to speak up for herself. Using kindness, she learns to speak up, and stand up, for her right to have just as good a time as anyone else. In this sweet story, Kindness finds her voice and reaches a whole new level of happiness by doing so. 'Kindness Finds Her Voice' is the third book in the 'Everyone Longs to Belong' series, which is about friendship and sharing important life lessons through stories. mybestfriendinni has 12 characters, led by Max, the human protagonist who is delighted to share her Inni, or intuition, with everyone. The remaining characters are all animated, iconic creations that kids are drawn to based on their bright colours and personalities. Each character represents a “friend” (a good value) or a “frenemy” (a negative human trait), and to keep things simple, they are all named after the value they represent! The friends are Generosity, Honesty, Harmony, Courage, Love and Kindness; and the frenemies are Bully, Selfish, Liar and Envy. Inni is there as a guide to everyone in the Inniverse, and is in all the stories to share the important lessons learned. The need for kids to grow up with a clear understanding of important core values such as empathy, compassion and self-confidence has never been greater. With challenges such as bullying being faced by school-aged kids, mybestfriendinni is excited to share a fresh and engaging way to show kids how to better understand, and identify different behaviours, be it their own or those of others, and how to manage them.