#WATWB The Teacher Helping Hurricane Harvey’s Youngest Victims – And How You Can Help / A Mighty Girl | A Mighty Girl

On the last Friday of each month in the We Are The World Blogfest, bloggers post positive news items that demonstrate that “love, humanity, and brotherhood” still exist in a world where negative news items seem to proliferate. They encourage as many bloggers as possible to join in and share good news stories.

I’m a bit late joining in this week, but I wanted to ensure you heard this wonderful news about teachers and children helping out those affected by the recent devastating hurricanes  – education of the heart.

Books, children, reading, children helping children, teachers, compassion, empathy. Great ingredients for a better world.

If you would like to join in, click Here to enter their link . As they say, “Bigger the #WATWB group each month, more the joy!”

The cohosts for this month are: Michelle Wallace , Shilpa GargAndrea MichaelsPeter NenaEmerald Barnes. Check out their posts, and others, for stories to warm your heart.

This is the story I share with you as part of the Blogfest this month:

When Hurricane Harvey struck this week, second grade teacher Kathryn Butler Mills of Katy, Texas quickly learned how many of her students were affected. In photos on social media, she saw “several of my students, past and present, sitting under staircases, in bathrooms, and in pantries, waiting out tornado watches and warnings.” She wanted to find a way to “bring a little normal to them in very not normal circumstances.” After seeing a number of kids pictured with books in hand, she hit on the idea of creating an online boo

Source: The Teacher Helping Hurricane Harvey’s Youngest Victims – And How You Can Help / A Mighty Girl | A Mighty Girl

24 thoughts on “#WATWB The Teacher Helping Hurricane Harvey’s Youngest Victims – And How You Can Help / A Mighty Girl | A Mighty Girl

  1. Christy B

    Oh wow, this is such a beautiful idea the teacher created to connect children and provide literary enjoyment for them as they heal xx I’m so glad you told us about the uplifting story, Norah! ❤

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    1. Norah Post author

      I’m pleased you agree, Debby. I do like the idea of engaging children in simple but positive ways. They can feel overwhelmed by their inability to help sometimes, but to know they have made a difference to the lives of other children gives them a sense of contributing. Great adults in the making there. 🙂

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    1. Norah Post author

      I think it’s especially wonderful in that it came from, and involves, the children. Children helping children. That’s a great way to have a positive impact on our future. Thanks for reading and commenting, Deborah.

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      1. Sarah Brentyn

        It is wonderful. (And thank you. It was needed. The hurricanes are gone but many lost everything and some, especially in Puerto Rico/Caribbean, are still in crisis – without food and water.)

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  2. Emily Bloomquist

    What a fabulous project! I hope it lives on long after the physical damage from Hurricane Harvey has been repaired and rebuilt. Thanks so much for sharing this with us Norah!

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  3. hilarymb

    Hi Norah – what an incredible idea – and such a wonderful thought for the kids who can lose themselves in a book … and it’s obviously really taken off – love the idea Hurricane Harvey Bookclub … and they’ll keep reading and loving books .. fantastic – cheers Hilary

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