Be The Change – Be Kind

Rise Up and Make a Difference to the World

  • Imprint: Vie
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 144
  • Price: £10.99
  • Publication date: 11 August 2022
  • ISBN: 9781800074118

About the book

An interactive activity title for 9-12-year-olds on the power of kindness

You can choose to make the world a better place. The power is within you!

Every one of us experiences the world differently – we have different worries and problems, and we all have unique hopes and dreams – but there’s one thing that can unite us and make the world a better place, and that’s KINDNESS!

Kindness is cool! No, really! Kindness can create positive change in all our lives. Whether it’s being a friend to someone who seems lonely, or simply smiling or giving somebody a thumbs up. When we support each other, we can be our best selves.

Be the Change: Be Kind is your handbook on how to use your own voice to empower yourself and others to spread kindness. Award-winning children’s author Marcus Sedgwick tells the story of kindness – where it comes from, what it feels like and perhaps most importantly why it matters – and asks YOU what you would do in different everyday scenarios.


About the author

Marcus Sedgwick is an internationally award-winning author of novels for adults, teenagers, and younger children, of non-fiction, graphic novels, academic papers and even the odd picture book. Perhaps best known for Midwinterblood, which won the Printz Award, America’s most notable prize for writing for young adults, alongside Revolver and The Ghosts of Heaven, both of which achieved Printz Honor status. He has taught creative writing for 15 years, at Arvon, Ty Newydd and elsewhere, and was for three years Author-in-Residence at Bath Spa University. He has written articles for numerous national newspapers and magazines, and currently lives in the south of France.