Lower School Book Gathering Focuses on Love and Kindness

During the second of three Book Gatherings in the Lower School this year, the focus was on love and kindness. Collegiate librarian Kate Featherson read “The Proudest Blue” about a young girl’s first day of wearing a hijab to school.
The book’s author is Ibtihaj Muhammad, a bronze medalist in the team sabre event at the 2016 Olympics and the first Muslim American to medal in the Olympic Games.

After the story, members of the Kindness Club talked about their mission to spread kindness across campus. They also shared the part of the book that resonated with them: “Don’t carry around the hurtful words that others say. Drop them. They are not yours to keep. They belong only to those who said them.”