When We Are Kind

Big, bright illustrations and simple and engaging language highlight how we can be kind—to each other, to animals, to the earth, and to ourselves. Written and illustrated by an Indigenous author and illustrator, “When We Are Kind” presents First Peoples voices and perspectives while broaching important themes within First Peoples cultures, including the importance of Elders and family, connection to the land, and the relationships between the individual and the community. Engaging and accessible for primary-level students, the book lends itself to discussions about what kindness means and what it feels like when someone is kind as well as reflections on what kindness can look like in the classroom.
First Peoples
mental health
Gray Smith, M.
Primary Identifier
English Language Arts