Charlie is a Child
As you take a look around Saranac Elementary, you’ll see all types of students. Everyone at school has their own struggles, but what is important is being kind. Everyone wants to be accepted and learn and have fun.
Charlie goes to Saranac Elementary where he meets a bunch of kids each one with their own struggles, but they are not so different. Everyone likes to play games and have fun. They all just want to be treated with kindness and included.
Other kids might look a little different than you or might not be able to do the same things as you can. The important thing is everyone wants to have friends and be treated with kindness.
About the Author
Dawn Thompson is a writer, speaker, and ordained minister. She has a BA in Theology and has worked in the ministry for 30 years. She works at a child welfare agency, which assists helping children throughout the world find loving homes. Dawn has given birth to three children and has been a mentor to many others. She enjoys teaching kids life skills necessary to live a full, abundant life. Dawn has been a foster parent to teens, and served on several boards to better the mmunities in which she has lived. She has piloted and operated teen centers and has developed mentoring and volunteer training programs.
- Ann Byle, freelance writer, has written a feature on Dawn Thompson and her two books in the West Michigan Christian News for the December issue.