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I judged a book by it’s cover
“Please explain terrorism to me” by Laurie Zelinger, PhD., Published by Loving Healing Press
I have to admit the press release on this book came to me several times…and each time, I simply put it aside. I, admittedly, was thinking, “Terrorism, who wants to talk about terror attacks or terrorism? I certainly do NOT.”
And, truth be told, I wasn’t really crazy about the cover. So, I simply kept putting it over in the “not right now” pile. What is that they say about judging books by covers????….oh yes, I remember now.
Thank goodness the Publisher was persistent and sent me another copy. At first glance, again, I thought about not opening the book up, but, something did call me to open it and to actually read it this time.
Terrorism- the use of violence to frighten people in an attempt to make them behave or think in a different manner.
My Aha moment
Dr. Zelinger skillfully writes relatable children’s stories using everyday situations around the scary concept of terrorism that, regrettably, always seem to end up in our news each evening. Through the story, she shares the child’s perspective and what might be going on in THEIR mind. That’s when I was hit by the point of the book (my Aha! moment)… please explain terrorism to “me” is not about me…it’s about my child!
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