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Displaying library items 21 - 30 of 698
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Average: 5 (2 votes)

Of Gods and Men is the austere, beautiful and sometimes hard-to-watch story of French monks in Algeria, threatened with death by the local fundamentalists, who make it clear what their fate will be if they stay. The question of whether to stay or go preoccupies the monks for much of the film.

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Average: 5 (2 votes)

This film tells the true story of Christy Brown, born with cerebral palsy in a large working-class Irish family.

book
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Average: 5 (2 votes)

In Summer 2013, a graduation speech given by the idiosyncratic novelist, short-story genius and children’s author George Saunders went viral.

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Average: 5 (2 votes)

Ben Kingsley dons his dhoti (loincloth) in Richard Attenborough’s epic biopic about one of the greatest empathy masters about them all. The film is full of great empathic moments.

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Average: 5 (2 votes)

Frans de Waal is a world-renowned primatologist and empathy expert, and this book is his masterpiece on the subject of empathy. De Waal brilliantly makes the case that the standard story that human beings are essentially selfish by nature has little scientific grounding.

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Average: 5 (2 votes)

George Orwell is best known for his fictional works Animal Farm and 1984. But when it comes to his greatest empathic writing, Down and Out in Paris and London ranks as outstanding.

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Average: 4.7 (3 votes)

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.

book
4.5
Average: 4.5 (2 votes)

A lovely little book that explains emotions: hows and whys, and what to do with them.  We can gain awareness and control of our own emotions, and we can learn how to recognize, interpret, understand and respond to others' emotional experiences.  

film
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Average: 4.5 (2 votes)

Brilliant short 5 minute films showing life of a child in a different country. Aimed at those below around 8 but enjoyable up to 108. You can see the films here: http://www.bbc.co.uk/cbeebies/little-human-planet

book
4.5
Average: 4.5 (2 votes)

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. 

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