**Disclosure: We received a copy of this book at no charge in order to facilitate this post. All opinions are strictly my own and were not influenced in any way**
Have you ever wondered how you will explain something terrible to your children? Sometimes sitting down our kids and giving them “the right” words isn’t always easy. There have been times in life when I’ve resorted to telling my kids a story through a book. Whether it’s a good story or a bad story, we try to see the good out of all things.
In order to explain the events of Boston to my boys, I discovered a book called This Is Our City: How the 2013 Red Sox Kept Boston Strong by Melinda R. Boroson! This book is beautifully written and explains how Boston came together during such tragic circumstances. Here is a short description of what this book entails:
A children’s book for children of all ages, beautifully illustrated and written as a keepsake to remember the unforgettable events that took place in Boston in 2013. The Red Sox have embodied the heart and soul of Boston for more than a hundred years, but never more than in 2013 when the city was rocked by the tragedy of the Boston Marathon bombings. This Red Sox team, not a native Bostonian among them, caught the spirit and fortitude of the city. The Red Sox and the city of Boston inspired each other in a partnership that gave us all the courage to move forward–one step at a time. A companion volume to 86 Years: The Legend of the Boston Red Sox, This Is Our City: How the 2013 Red Sox Kept Boston Strong,tells the story of another remarkable Red Sox season–remarkable in ways that extend far beyond the game of baseball.
I loved reading this with my boys because it was a reminder of the goodness in the world. It seems like when you turn on the news all you hear is all of the bad stuff. That’s why it’s important to always share with my kids, the bad with the good attached. I don’t want them to think the world is perfect, but sometimes there are humans who come together and create perfect scenario.
If you’re looking for a heartfelt way to explain the Boston events from 2013, make sure you check out This Is Our City: How the 2013 Red Sox Kept Boston Strong by Melinda R. Boroson!