Read for Empath Book Collection
“The pandemic has triggered an empathy deficit in our children who have been deprived of interactions with others, denying them the chance to develop their social skills. This collection will help parents and educators to surround children with empathy experiences, inspiring them to understand others better, and tackle societal problems like racism”. Miranda McKearney OBE, EmpathyLab’s founder
EmpathyLab launches its 2022 Read for Empathy book collection at a time when empathy has never been needed more. An expert judging panel has selected 60 books for 4 to16 year-olds, each chosen to empower an empathy-educated generation.
The primary collection features 35 books for 4-11 year olds; the secondary collection has 25 books for 12-16 year olds. Many of the books help readers understand the lives of those experiencing tough situations, like becoming homeless, or a refugee. Others help children build their understanding of emotions or inspire positive action towards the climate or animals or people in their community.