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February is Individual Worth month- focused on loving ourselves and others more fully. If you missed week one of Individual Worth resources, you can find them here.
If you want find other resources for specific Character Traits of the month, you can click here.
Individual Worth For Kids
A follow up for You Are Special, this book continues the story of the Wemmicks. Punchinello wants to fit in by painting his nose green like all the others. This book is great and talks about wanting to be more popular, fitting in, being rejected, and loving yourself just the way you are.
Rodney is a rodent or a “wodent” as he would say with his lisp. All the other animals make fun of him until a bully comes into town and Rodney’s lisp saves the day. Very fun!
Individual Worth for Teens
This movie is based on the true story of a mixed race woman who struggles to find her place in British society while slavery is still a legal reality. Belle learns to love herself and finds out who her true friends are. Fabulous! (Full review here.)
(Parent warning: though this movie is pretty clean, a man does grab Belle’s breast in an unwanted advance.)
James A. Owen is a master at inspiring people to be the hero of their own story, and recognizing the greatness within them. This is a quick easy read.
Individual Worth For Adults
This is the true story of a blind resistance fighter in World War II. It’s a more difficult read, but the way Jacques finds beauty and meaning in his life and how he appreciates his unique talents that blindness brings, is inspiring.
The man who runs this website and Facebook page interviews people in New York (and the rest of the world) and shares snippets of their lives with the rest of us. Then he turned it into a book. This isn’t always appropriate for the kids- some people will shock you, some will make you angry and some will melt your heart; but most of them will make you think differently. I think learning to listen to each other is important since that is the only way we will ever begin to understand each other.