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Choosing Hope : Moving Forward from Life's Darkest Hours (Hardcover) (Kaitlin Roig-debellis)

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"[S]tirring...a bold, inspiring and ultimately hopeful book."--Arianna Huffington, co-founder and editor-in-chief of The Huffington Post and author of theNew York Times bestseller ThriveKaitlin Roig-Debellis is the first-grade teacher at Sandy Hook Elementary School who saved her entire class of fifteen six- and-seven-year-olds from the tragic events that took place on December 14, 2012, by piling them into a single-occupancy bathroom within her classroom, mere feet from the brutal and indiscriminate massacre taking place outside the door. Since then, despite the unimaginably painful experiences she endured, she has chosen to share her experience with others, in the hope that they too can find light in dark moments.Choosing Hope is a lot of things. A written witness to a tragedy that will never be forgotten. A gripping firsthand testament to the power of good over the power of destruction. An inspirational memoir by a brave young woman whose story is one of courage, heroism, faith, and resilience. And a celebration of all the people who make the choice to pass along their hope and positivity to young ones—parents, mentors, and especially teachers. There is no moving on, but there is always moving forward. And how we move forward is a choice."[M]oving" -Wally Lamb, New York Times bestselling author of We Are Water andShe’s Come Undone"[B]rave" -Karen Armstrong, New York Times bestselling author of Twelve Steps to a Compassionate Life andThe History of God“Although now I have witnessed the worst of mankind, instead of feeling bitter or regretful I have chosen to embrace gratitude. I believe in the power of kindness, the influence of educators and mentors, faith and God, and most of all I believe in humanity. Bad things happen to all of us, things that test us and impact us and change us, but it is not those moments that define us. It is how we choose to react to them that does.” —Kaitlin Roig-DeBellis
?Bad things happen to all of us, things that test us and impact us and change us, but it is not those moments that define us. It is how we choose to react to them that does.? ?Kaitlin Roig-DeBellis

On December 14, 2012, Sandy Hook Elementary School teacher Kaitlin Roig-DeBellis saved the lives of fifteen six- and-seven-year-old students by piling them into a single-occupancy bathroom in her first-grade classroom. But Choosing Hope is not about what happened at Sandy Hook. It?s a testament to the choice we can all make to choose hope in order to conquer tragedy, even in our darkest hours.

Choosing Hope?s five sections?Purpose, Perspective, Choosing Your path, Choosing to Overcome, and finally Choosing Hope?provide a clear and organized road map that will inspire and teach readers to overcome their own personal tragedies, whatever they may be. Like Kaitlin, who was able to find purpose and optimism in the most difficult of circumstances by improving the lives of those around her, readers will see how they can use the tenets of gratitude, endurance, purpose, and the power of choice to live positively and with hope.
Number of Pages: 256
Genre: Body + Mind + Spirit, Biography + Autobiography, Social Science
Format: Hardcover
Publisher: Penguin Group USA
Author: Kaitlin Roig-debellis
Language: English
Street Date: October 6, 2015
TCIN: 18771625
UPC: 9780399174452
Item Number (DPCI): 247-47-6773
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