A Pound of Kindness

A Pound of Kindness
Posted on 11/07/2019
A Pound of KindnessAuthor Doug Cornfield and Special Guest Dave Clark are visiting Elmira on Nov. 7 and 8 to share the story of "A Pound of Kindness" with our students in grades 3-6. "A Pound of Kindness" is a children’s book about a child with a severe physical disability whose life is a changed when a fellow student performs an act of unforgettable kindness. This story is based on a true-life account of Dave Clark, a first grader suffering from polio, who was shown compassion by classmate Ernie Pound. Unknown to each other, both boys grow up to compete in professional sports.

Bonus: Through a Federal Literacy Grant, IAL, the Elmira City School District purchased 500 copies of the "A Pound of Kindness" book for our third grade classrooms!

About "A Pound of Kindness"

First-grader Dave Clark is an active kid who loves playing with his crazy Dog, Duke. Dave lost the use of his legs to polio as a baby. He wears full length braces on his legs and uses crutches to get around. So, when his teacher announces a “walking” field trip to the local fire station several blocks away, Dave is anxious. What if he has to take a break? What if he can’t keep up? Noticing Dave’s discomfort, one of his classmates, Ernie Pound, comes up with a plan to help—a Radio Flyer wagon. Don’t miss this tale of compassion and friendship that helps us remember a little kindness can go a long way.