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15 Amazing Middle Grade Books to Read for Empathy

Highlighting characters of color, characters with disabilities, and kids facing unique challenges, these middle grade books will help readers build empathy.

7 Great Books That Generate Empathy 

Recommendations of books that generate empathy. Books that remind both young and adult readers to be aware, understand and extend help.

Crime Fiction Empathy and E.A. Aymar’s THE UNREPENTANT

With a unique sense of humor and wonderful sense of place, E.A. Aymar brings a refreshing dose of empathy to the crime fiction genre.

New Year’s Always Comes: Quotes from the Literati to Welcome 2019

New Years quotes from the best literay authors to welcome your New Year in 2019.

Healthy Masculinity: 14 Books About Gentle Boys

One Rioter explores her Anti-Fascist Parenting Plan by focusing on books about gentle boys and men, rather than violent ones.

The Empathy Challenge: Can Fiction Heal?

Does fiction increase empathy? One reader challenges her friend on the idea that it doesn't...and maybe succeeds.

5 Books to Read for Raising Compassionate Kids

There are many different ways for raising compassionate kids and reading certain stories with them is one. Here's our favorites.

Reading is Good for Your Mental Health: Here’s Why

Many of us already *feel* like reading is good for your mental health - but is it? Science says it is, and we give some examples.

Building Empathy With Audiobooks

Reading increases empathy, and hearing these stories out loud via audiobooks amplifies this effect. Here's how you can help build empathy with audiobooks.

Reading is Empathy, But It’s Not Enough

Harry Potter may cast a spell of empathy, but the journey towards a better world doesn't end there.