Looking to reflect on the political mayhem? The Akron-Summit County Public Library has assembled a reading list for kids and adults.
Choosing Civility — The Twenty-Five Rules of Considerate Conduct; Formi, P.M.; adult nonfiction. The manifesto of the modern Civility Movement.
Saving Civility — 52 Ways to Tame Rude, Crude, & Attitude For a Polite Planet; Hacula, Sara; adult nonfiction. Practical suggestions for living a civil life (and dealing with less civil situations!).
The Circle-A Novel; Eggers, Dave; adult fiction. A novel that deals powerfully with the effect of the internet on our public and private discourse. No easy answers but a very compelling read.
Bernice Gets Carried Away; Harrison, Hannah E.; preschool fiction. Having missed out on the other treats at a friend’s birthday party, a grumpy cat grabs all of the balloons and floats into the sky, where she sees that her problems are not so big after all.
Do Nice, Be Kind, Spread Happy: Acts of Kindness for Kids; Russell, Bernadette; school-age nonfiction. In this book are lots of acts of kindness that kids can do to spread a little joy — with a side order of mischief and magic!
If You Plant a Seed; Nelson, Kadir; preschool fiction. This is a beautiful book that uses planting seeds as a metaphor. While planting seeds in their garden, two animals learn the value of kindness
Kid President’s Guide to Being Awesome; Montague, Brad & Novak, Robby; school-age nonfiction. Pep talks! Celebrity interviews! 100 ways to change the world.
George Washington’s Rules to Live By; Kostyal, K.M.; school-age nonfiction. Advice from our first president about how to live a life of citizenship, decorum, courtesy and integrity.
The How Rude! Handbook of School Manners for Teens: Civility in the Hallowed Halls; Packer, Alex J.; teen nonfiction. A guide to everything from responding to bullies to staying civil at sports events.
Netiquette and Online Ethics; Berlatsky, Noah; teen nonfiction. Explore both sides of issues related to civility in this entry to the Opposing Viewpoints series.
Social Graces: Words of Wisdom on Civility in a Changing Society; Brosseau, Jim; teen nonfiction . Sixty-four insightful essays about attempting to live a civilized life by many writers, among them Jane Smiley, Anthony Bourdain and Peggy Noonan.
How To Be a Perfect Stranger (6th Edition): The Essential Religious Etiquette handbook; Matlins, Stuart M & Magida, Arthur J.; teen nonfiction. A comprehensive guide to remaining polite while interacting with other people.