Book of the Month

March 2024

Dear P.S. 115Q Community,

In honor of Women’s History and Irish Heritage Month, we are proud to present our March Book of the Month, Mary Robinson, A Voice for Fairness, written and illustrated by John and Fatti Burke.

In this month’s inspiring book, we learn about the incredible life of Mary Robinson, Ireland’s first female president who became the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights. The book walks the reader through this journey where we learn about Robinson’s advocacy work for social justice, gender equality, climate change, and human rights.

In addition, we have thoughtfully aligned our virtue of the month to focus on the virtue of perseverance. Perseverance means to stay the course for however long it takes. Steadfastness and persistence in pursuing our goals. (Popov, L.K. The Virtues Project Educator’s Guide. PRO-ED, Inc., 2000). The competency we are focusing on is self-awareness which is how we view ourselves and our emotions, and in turn, how we interact with the world around us.

As you read/listen to this book, we encourage you to engage in family discussions focused on the following: Think about a time when you had to persevere. What helped you to keep going? How can you channel that energy to help you overcome a challenge in school/home? What is your favorite technique to help you when you get really big feelings?

“It always seems impossible until it’s done.” -Nelson Mandela

The P.S. 115Q Team