Book Review, Non-fiction Books

Good News: Why the World is Not as Bad as You Think by Rashmi Sirdeshpande

Good News challenges readers to change the way they think about the world. Everyday, we are bombarded with so much bad news. Sometimes it is a struggle to find even one piece of positive, good news in everything that is out there. We live in a time of information overload where we have to differentiate between real and fake news and make positive choices about how we react to what we hear. Rashmi Sirdeshpande encourages her readers to respond with empathy and to choose to be inspired rather than overwhelmed. This book is a fantastically thorough guide for how to navigate the media, government and social issues.

With insight on politics, tips for being an activist, ideas for looking after the environment and focus on the importance of health care, hygiene and equal access to these things, there is so much for young people to explore. Children are encouraged to take action, right where they live, and understand what is going on in the world around them.

Good News is packed full of information and ideas to challenge even the most critical thinkers. My own daughter is very involved in Leeds Youth Council, her school student council and Girlguiding. She loves working with other young people to take action on the issues they see in the world around them. She watches the news, asks a lot of questions and forms big opinions about what is going on. This book is absolutely perfect for her (in fact, I had to steal it out of her bedroom so I could write this review). We will be sharing it with the leaders and young people in her groups so they can benefit from the brilliant advice it holds.

Thank you to Hachette Children’s Books for this inspiring book that is so perfect for our family!

Click on the cover below to find out more or purchase on-line from Amazon.

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