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Empathy Day harnesses the power of reading

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This year’s Empathy Day on Tuesday 11th June is harnessing the power of books to build empathy and help us all understand each other better.

Scientific evidence shows that in identifying with book characters, we learn to see things from other points of view. Reading stories that offer insights into other people’s feelings builds our real-life empathy – an essential social and emotional skill.

Get some inspiration for empathy-building books with our reading recommendations for all ages.

Find out more about Empathy Day here.

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