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Haven’t Classic Children’s Stories Always Been About More Than What They’re About?

When grown-ups get used to their world working as it does, they may do some rationalizing so they don’t feel have to feel bad about it or change it. But for the next generation, those rationalizations about big social issues don’t always work so well as answers. A voice mail left with Call Me Ishmael — a series in which people call in to share their experiences with favorite books — tells how the caller found the hidden truth he was looking for in the pages of a children’s book.

Haven’t Classic Children’s Stories Always Been About More Than What They’re About?

Need a mood boost to help you sail through the weekend? Here are 10 moments that brought joy to our hearts and a smile to our faces this week. Enjoy!

1. How much does this sweet little boy adore his baby sister? So darn much.

Oh, to be loved with this much enthusiasm! The sheer adoration on his face. What a lucky little sister.

2. Teens raise thousands for their senior trip, then donate it to their community instead.

When it came time for Islesboro Central School's Class of 2021 to pick the destination for their senior class trip, the students began eyeing a trip to Greece or maybe even South Korea. But in the end, they decided to donate $5,000 they'd raised for the trip to help out their community members struggling in the wake of the pandemic instead.

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