Breadcrumbs Best Book: My Heart, by Corinna Luyken
By Corinna Luyken
(2019) Dial Books for Young Readers, Penguin Random House LLC, New York, NY.
The heart is an unfolding mystery. This magical, moody storybook highlights the many facets and the very delicate nature of the human heart. Akin to a seed, the heart must be nurtured, tended, watered and fed. With appreciation and care the heart will open and serve us throughout our days as “a light, and a guide”... we get to decide!
Breadcrumbs is rooted in the philosophy that there is no way to achieve the goals of social-emotional learning without teaching children to become heart-centered. We encourage families and educators to help children to see their heart as an alternative source of wisdom within their body. A “guide within themselves” that can help them to restore equilibrium after an emotional upset and will never advocate thoughts, actions or deeds that are unkind or harmful to themselves or another.