Learning to Give, Philanthropy education resources that teach giving and civic engagement


Literature Guides
Reading Experiences to Inspire Acts of Kindness

Learning to Give Through Great Literature!


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The shared experience of reading a book is powerful in many ways. We laugh, cry, and celebrate the joys and sorrows that good literature present. We discuss real issues in a safe environment. We broaden our global perspective. We share closeness as we sit and talk together. Books stretch our minds with knowledge, understanding, and imagination.

The picture book and teen novel guides below combine selected literature with thought-provoking discussions and activities that teach about giving and civic engagement. The featured books raise issues like respect, caring, giving, honoring diversity, adversity, helping others, fairness, responsibility, trustworthiness, and citizenship.

Several of the picture book titles are available in Spanish.