Compassion and Empathy. Stories can often help us get inside the mind and heart of others - or, at least glimpse a moment in the life of someone else that brings new understanding. Choices and Consequences are part of learning our responsibility to ourselves and others. The books on the Compassion and Empathy bookshelf in the library help us to think about our place in our community and in the world.
Titles are added frequently to the Compassion and Empathy bookshelf in the Library. Appropriate for all ages. Ask for assistance! Know a title that could be featured here? Let me know.
Some featured titles:
Each Kindness by Jacqueline Woodson, illustrated by E.B. Lewis
A slice of life in an elementary school classroom prompting lessons of kindness and first sensations of regret.
Brief and excellent interview with the author reflecting on the story themes.
Inspiring video interview with illustrator E.B. Lewis touching on his own difficulties as a young student and a specific moment when he began to think of himself differently. 8 segments, 2-3 minutes each
The Three Questions written and retold by Jon J. Muth (based on a story by Leo Tolstoy). "There once was a boy named Nilolai who sometimes felt uncertain about the right way to act. 'I want to be a good person,' he told his friends. 'But I don't always know the best way to do that.'..."
Here's a link to the short story, "Three Questions" as written by Leo Tolstoy in 1903.
Mr. Peabody's Apples by Madonna. What happens when you say something that you regret and want to take it back?
Riding the Tiger by Eve Bunting. When you're new to a situation, sometimes the first person to speak to you is not the welcoming voice you think it is.