About the Author:Cindy McKinley, Inspired by the success of One Smile, Cindy McKinley felt compelled to write another circle story. This time she wanted to emphasize that our words can be as powerful as our actions. She says, “Wouldn’t the world be a better place if every one of us tried to say or do at least one nice thing every day?”
Cindy believes that the simple concepts of kindness and compassion are the keys to removing barriers and promoting unity in our diversely beautiful world. Holding a masters degree in reading, she presently works as a writing instructor at Oakland Community College. Cindy lives in Milford, Michigan with her husband, her sons Jordan and Justin, and their three cats. She can be reached at www.Cindy McKinley.com.
In this compelling sequel to the award-winning One Smile, a young boy’s wish for a more peaceful world ignites a chain reaction of goodwill and cooperation that spreads throughout his community. After Jacob gives a teacher his seat on the bus, his simple act of kindness is passed on to a neighbor, a mailman, a lonely young girl, a basketball player, and a dentist’s daughter before finally coming full circle to bless him and his special project.
As Cindy McKinley’s heartwarming story unfolds, we see how even the smallest act of kindness can make a big difference. Inspired by Mary Gregg Byrne’s vibrant illustrations, readers of all ages will discover the unlimited power of One Voice.
About the Illustrator:Mary Gregg Byrne’s love affair with art began when she was a little girl. Although she is well-versed in a variety of crafts and fine arts, watercolor is her primary media. Inspired by the beauty of the human face, Mary especially enjoys painting people. She has also illustrated One Voice and Too Many Murkles for Illumination Arts.
Written by: Cindy McKinley
Illustrated by: Mary Gregg Byrne
Reading Level: Ages 4-12
Size: 11" x 9"
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