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This book directly defines empathy in kid friendly language with an engaging story and plot. Emily, a young girl, bothers her sister while she is trying to do homework.
Two children begin a restrained friendship, conducted on the steps outside their block of flats and on long walks through their bleak, urban environment. Caps are often pulled down over faces and a great deal said without being spoken out loud.
It is the future, and all books are banned. But after Guy Montag, the protagonist and a fire fighter whose job it is to burn books everywhere, meets Clarisse McLellan, his thoughts about books (and life) change forever.
Before reading this, I had only general understanding of what life was like for people in Afghanistan, especially during the time before our current war.
This is a series of five novels, each sharply, clearly and tightly plotted round significant moments throughout Patrick Melrose's life - the violation of a child, which goes uncomforted; the intensity and texture of mind and mood of the alcoholic and drug addicted; the brittle humour and emptines
This book is about the multitudes inside yourself, the singular perspective those multitudes create, and the explosive, soul-wringing ecstasy that can occur when all of that collides with al that someone else is.
A deceptively simple picture book about standing up for oneself and against bullies. From the inside jacket: Blue is a quiet color. Red is a hot head. Red likes to pick on Blue.Yellow, Green, Purple, and Orange don't like what they see, but what can they do?
The Conference of the Birds. Peter Sis. 2011, Penguin Press, 978-1-59420-306-0.
Written by one of the first foreign tourists to visit the post- war Republic of Chechnya .
A compelling piece of fiction that takes the reader to the very heart of war torn Chechnya .