I am excited to tell you that my new book with Google's Jaime Casap will launch a new Orca Book series called "The World Around Us!"
Where the best-selling "Just Enough" series addressed events that concern children within their immediate circumstances (birth, death, divorce), the books in the "World Around Us" will answers questions that children have when they start to make observations about the world outside of their homes. It is exciting to grow as an author alongside of my growing up little readers!
This new series will introduce school-aged children to complex cultural and social issues in a way that is straightforward and accessible. Just like the "Just Enough" books, these titles will be resources for caregivers and teachers looking to explain difficult topics to children.
Our world is VUCA--variable, uncertain, chaotic and ambiguous. Our goals is to to help introduce school-aged children to complicated global issues and initiating a conversation about subjects that are difficult, or sad or overwhelming, and guiding children through understanding them in a reassuring and hopeful manner. In doing so, we will help foster resilience in a generation of children and help them to better adapt to a VUCA landscape.
In our children, we will find #hope!
Google's Global Education Evangelist Jaime Casap with Dr. Jillian Roberts