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sharing a smile

Sharing a Smile

In a changing world, little Sophie is feeling a bit worried. She loves being outside and playing with her friends in her neighborhood. But going outside lately means wearing a mask — something Sophie is still trying to understand. It makes her nervous when she wants to be brave. And after taking a closer look outside her window, watching her neighbors adjusting to this new normal, she realizes she isn't the only one who feels a little scared. This gives Sophie an idea. With her grandpa's help, she does something special for the people in her neighborhood. When Sophie sees her small acts of kindness spread, she realizes that with the help of friends in our communities, anyone can find their courage — and their smile.
Age Groups: Big Kids, Little Kids
Skills: Empathy, Helping
Author: Written by Nicki Kramar and Illustrated by Ashley Evans.

Discussion Questions

  • What worries Sophie at the start of the story?
  • Do you share Sophie's worries? What other worries do YOU Have?
  • What does Sophie do to help?
  • What is the impact of Sophie's help on her community?
  • What lessons do you learn from the story?


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