Welcome to the Empathy Library search page. Use keywords to search for books and films, or browse the collection using filters (e.g. under Book Type select 'fiction' or under Theme choose 'love' or 'poverty'). Results are automatically ranked by popularity. Join the library to add items, comment and give ratings.
Completely amazing compilation of CCTV footage showing everyday people saving strangers from death. Like a guy grabbing hold of someone about to jump in front of a subway train. Restores your faith in the human spirit. Utterly unforgettable.
'Wide Sargasso Sea' is rightly considered by many to be one of the greatest pieces of writing of this or any time, so I naturally approach reviewing it with some trepidation. But it has to be in The Empathy Library, so here goes ...
A story about dictatorship, in this case one which occurs within the family, and a young boy so entirely in the power of his father that he cannot speak the truth.
In which an elderly woman, a music teacher, invites her unwilling students to give a musical recital at her home.
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.
This classic tale of a small boy, Dave, and his lost toy is, like all Shirley Hughes books, packed on every page with emotional nuance and infused with Hughes' humorous and compassionate viewpoint.
A TED Talk by Brene Brown.
Unless we dare to be vulnerable, until we have the courage to open our hearts and be truth to our own selves, empathy may be difficult to reach.