Ten books chosen by the judges of EmpathyLab’s Read for Empathy book collection
Scientific research shows that empathy is learnable and that books are a powerful empathy-building tool. The world so badly needs more empathy, and non-profit EmpathyLab aims to raise an empathy-educated generation, to build a more caring and less divided world.
Every January EmpathyLab launches its annual Read For Empathy collections – 60 books for 4-16 year olds. You can download the Guides here to the primary and secondary collections, and to a bi-lingual Welsh collection. The books are a brilliant resource to use as part of Empathy Day on 9 June, and any time afterwards too.
Here, EmpathyLab founders Sarah Mears and Miranda McKearney highlight ten books from the 2022 collection to give you a flavour of how powerfully books can be empathy-building, in very different ways. Learn more about these books and Empathy Day 2022 in our news post such as this year’s theme, special challenge, Empathy Day Live events and school and family packs!
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