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One Is The Starting Point For Change

Change begins with one person standing up for what is right. And one act of kindness can start a chain reaction.

A lyrical tale as simple—and simply inspiring—as the golden rule, The Power of One shows how one act of kindness begets another, creating a chain reaction of kindness that ripples throughout a community.

"Words and pictures work together to show how, one by one, we can make a difference. A good pick about caring for sharing.” –Kirkus Reviews

"POWERFUL. POIGNANT. PERFECTION!" – The Children's Book Review

"One small act of kindness can make a lasting impact. So can one powerful book. The Power of One by Trudy Ludwig and Mike Curato is that book." — Pat Zietlow Miller, New York Times bestselling author of Be Kind

"Thought-provoking, uplifting and actionable, The Power of One will inspire young readers to plant the seeds of kindness in their own classrooms and communities." — Alexandra Penfold, New York Times bestselling author of All Are Welcome

"... a perfect book for teachers to read in their classrooms at the beginning of the school year. It is a treasure!" — Patricia Tilton, Children's Books Heal 

"...a beautiful portrait of change. The words written by Trudy Ludwig in this story read like a poem. Her spare, truthful text makes profound statements...a lovely example in words and artwork of the art of healing. I highly recommend this title for your professional and personal collections." — Margie Myers, Librarian's Quest

  • An NCSS-CBC Notable Social Studies Trade Book for Young People Selection
  • M. Jerry Weiss Book Award 
  • Editors’ Pick 
  • Click here for The Power of One Community & Educator Guide