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Willy is a lonely chimpanzee living in a world of intimidating-looking gorillas, until one day he literally bumps into a gentle giant, Hugh Jape, and thus begins an exceptional and charming friendship.

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Does it make sense to “review” great poetry? The following is from Milosz’s Campo dei Fiori:

 

“In Rome, on Campo dei Fiori,

baskets of olives and lemons

cobbles spattered with wine

and the wreckage of flowers.

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Ready for the world's greatest piece of empathy technology? It's the Point-of-View Gun. In the film The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Gallery, there is a wonderful moment describing how the Intergalactic Consortium of Angry Housewives commissioned a supercomputer to invent this unique weapon.

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"Mettiti nei miei panni!". Quante volte ce lo siamo sentito dire; quante volte noi stessi lo abbiamo preteso dagli altri. Quante volte ci è sembrato di riuscirci; quante volte abbiamo dovuto riconoscere che non ce la si fa.

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“[The] real quest in The Physics of Sorrow is to find a way to live with sadness, to allow it to be a source of empathy and salutary hesitation… Chronicling everyday life in Bulgaria means trying to communicate Bulgarian “sadness,” which is—to the extent that these things can be disentangled—as much
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In 1985, Salva Dut became one of 1,500 of Sudan’s famous “Lost Boys” for 11 long years, walking countless miles east to Ethiopia and later south to Kenya to live in refugee camps much like prisons.

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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.

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The very best depiction of the Holocaust in any media is the 1997 film The Grey Zone, directed and written by Tim Blake Nelson.

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EARTHLINGS is the single most powerful and informative documentary about society's tragic and unforgivable use of nonhuman animals, narrated by Joaquin Phoenix with soundtrack by Moby.
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I was hugely impressed when I came across Malaria, Poems. This collection really is a moving and powerful feat of the empathic imagination. Poems such as 'Still Born' take us into minds and lives that most of us barely or rarely think about, and the result is both shocking and inspiring.

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