Dare to Be Kind

Dare to Be Kind

How Extraordinary Compassion Can Transform Our World

Book - 2017
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"Sometimes we are met with overwhelming challenges that knock us off our feet-but [Lizzie has] been able to embody the power of hope and compassion in everything [she does]." -- Michelle Obama
Born with a rare genetic condition, Lizzie Velasquez always knew she was different, but it wasn't until she was older that she understood what that meant to herself and others.

In this daring, inspirational book, Lizzie reveals the hidden forces that give rise to self-doubt and empowers us to unlock empathy and kindness for ourselves and others. Through her own battles with anxiety and depression she demonstrates how we can overcome obstacles and move forward with greater positivity and hope.

Dare to Be Kind offers the path to self-acceptance, love, and tolerance, and provides a framework for living with confidence and resilience, and ultimately, forging a radically compassionate world.
Publisher: New York : Hachette Books, 2017
Edition: First edition
ISBN: 9780316272438
Branch Call Number: 177.7 VELASQUEZ
Characteristics: 192 pages ; 22 cm
Additional Contributors: Morris, Catherine Avril - Author

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List - World Kindness Day
ArapahoeLauren Oct 10, 2017

"Dare to Be Kind" is Lizzie's story about her life filled with bullying, shaming, and being in an unfortunate spotlight on social media. Read it. Your perspective—and your life—will be changed.


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