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‘I won’t describe what I look like. Whatever you’re thinking, it’s probably worse.’
If a Coach is someone who teaches us how to be Excellent @ something, Empathy (The Practice) is Hearing what people are Feeling and Seeing what people are Needing, & Conflict Resolution is showing people how to see the Yes, Please, & Love, in every message (internally and externally), thi
With touching detail, Shaun Tan's picture book tells the story of a migrant family, seeking refuge and asylum in a strange new city. By depicting this new city as an alienating, science-fiction world, Tan performs a neat trick on our empathy glands.
The true story of a girl growing up in residential care. Her resilience shines through. It will hopefully inspire other children growing up in residential care to aspire to be more than a statistic.
Rabbie, a carpenter’s son, loves to carve things, but when he does he looks inside them to show the best of what is there. When he carves a dog he shows its brave spirit and loyalty but leaves off its lame leg. When he visits a nearby town he finds it terrorized by a giant!
This novel by Christopher Waking is right up there amongst my empathic favourites.
In this 2013 Newbery Award Winner, a fictionalized account of Ivan, a real-life gorilla who was a Seattle mall tourist attraction for 26 years, is exquisitely written by Katherine Applegate for middle grade readers.
The Giver is a children's novel which follows the life of Jonas, in his 12th year of life. He lives in what seems to be a utopia, until he goes into his apprenticeship and finds out what his society is missing, and how dystopian it actually is.
This is another of that very special kind of picture book which blurs the boundaries between what is for children and what can be appreciated by adults. The poet Michael Rosen wrote the book after the death of his son and Quentin Blake illustrates it sensitively.