During this time of year, we often think about being thankful and giving to others. June Peters, You Will Change the World One Day, by Alika Turner, makes you want to put those warm feelings into action. June Peters is a charismatic, determined and altruistic young girl who is has a desire to learn and experience more of the world around her. She begins to change her world by asking her parents if she could walk to school alone. This request would cause some parents to jump for joy, while causing other parents to cringe with fear. June doesn’t take long to act on her blossoming independent and generous nature, by giving her lunch money to a stranger in need. June, like many innocent and naive children, does not understand why her act of kindness is both well received by others, but worrisome to her parents. She doesn’t allow her parents’ concerns however to sway her from continuing to give to others. June uses her discussions with her parents to grow her one simple act of kindness into a day of service that ultimately impacts many individuals who are in need.
This book is a remarkable tale that encourages children and adults alike to see, to feel, and to take action in order to help those in need. June Peters, You Will Change the World One Day appears to be a brief glimpse into the author’s early beginnings as an agent of change. Author Alika Turner is the founder of the non-profit organization, Project Giving is Golden. PGIG lists of charity include, but are not limited to; providing business attire for victims of domestic abuse, providing arts and crafts activities for kids in shelters, and feeding the homeless throughout the metro Atlanta area.
E. B. Drake is a graduate of the University of Pennsylvania. She is a devoted wife, a mom to three energetic boys and an educator in a local school system. E.B. blogs activities for kids in the Southwest Atlanta area at Swatzmom.Wordpress.com.