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George Eliot (Mary Anne Evans) was a great believer in the power of empathy to move her readers. Back when she was writing in the 19th century, empathy was generally known as ‘sympathy’.
This is the original book on which Steven Spielberg’s film, Schindler’s List, was based. Keneally is both a historian and a novelist, and this book combines both approaches with enormous skill.
Things Fall Apart tells two intertwining stories, both centering on Okonkwo, a “strong man” of an Ibo village in Nigeria. The first, a powerful fable of the immemorial conflict between the individual and society, traces Okonkwo’s fall from grace with the tribal world.
The book is largely about a guy who suffers from extensive burns to his body. We learn a great deal of empathy towards burn victims. There is also schizophrenia and deep religious thought which provides more lessons in empathy. It is also a hell of a good read.
Molly's Pilgrim is the tale of a young Russian-Jewish immigrant who is struggling to fit in at a new school after emigrating to the United States. I would consider this a classic for Thanksgiving reading lists for children, as it emphasizes being the difficult journey of immigration, th
Persepolis is the story, in graphic novel form, of Marjane Satrapi's coming of age in post-revolution Iran.