Finding Joy

“Joy does not simply happen to us. We have to choose joy and keep choosing it every day.” – Henri Nouwen

The Little Prince

Saint-Exupery, Antoine de. The Little Prince. San Diego: Harcourt, 2000.

“Find out where joy resides, and give it a voice far beyond singing.” – Robert Louis Stevenson


Carlstrom, Nancy. Glory. Grand Rapids, Mich.: Eerdmans Books for Young Readers, 2001.

“True happiness comes from the joy of deeds well done, the zest of creating things new” – Antoine de Saint-Exupery. 

Looking Like Me

Myers, Walter Dean. Looking Like Me. New York: Egmont USA, 2009.

“Joy to is fun what the deep sea is to a puddle. It’s a feeling inside that can hardly be contained.” – Terry Pratchett

A Tangle of Knots

Graff, Lisa. A Tangle of Knots. New York,: Puffin Books, 2014.

Looking forward to things is half the pleasure of them. You mayn’t get the things themselves; but nothing can prevent you from having the fun of looking forward to them. – L.M. Montgomery in Anne of Green Gables

The Year of Billy Miller

Henkes, Kevin. The Year of Billy Miller. New York: Greenwillow Books, 2013.

“Scatter joy!” – Ralph Waldo Emerson