Book – Choosing Love: A Pathway to Flourishing
This thought-provoking hardcover children’s book is a collection of life lessons that guide young readers to live a life with courage, gratitude, forgiveness and compassion-in-action. Written by Scarlett Lewis and her mother, Maureen Lewis, this children’s book is intended for adults to read with children, reflect and discuss. The charming illustrations by artist Jane Davidian will capture your heart.
This book was written in tribute to Jesse Lewis, Scarlett’s son, who saved nine of his classmates before being killed on December 14, 2012 in the Sandy Hook School tragedy. The book is dedicated to everyone “Choosing Love” all over the world and honors Jesse’s chalkboard message of “Nurturing Healing Love” which is providing a pathway to create a safer, more peaceful and loving world. It is through his words that inspired Scarlett Lewis to create the Choose Love Movement.
Although this was written with elementary-aged children in mind, it includes universal wisdom and is beneficial for all ages. “A Pathway to Flourishing” is beautifully illustrated and the hope is to spark the interest of families and classrooms to allow every child to feel safe, seen and celebrated.
“This December marks ten years since Jesse was so needlessly and violently killed. I knew immediately that if the shooter had access to social emotional learning, this tragedy would never have happened,” said Scarlett. “I feel Jesse’s spirit around me and he inspires me every day to be strong and share his message of love with the world. This book is a way that I can memorialize Jesse and share his message with children to help them be kinder and more connected with each other.”
Proceeds from the book will benefit the Choose Love Movement.
Choose Love programs are free and teach essential life skills to children and adults. It has grown organically, one person at a time over the last 10 years, and now reaches 3.5 million children and adults in over 120 countries. Scarlett Lewis’ vision is to reach and positively impact 25 million people by 2025.