Should "the puller" be a new hero?

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Often confused with sympathy và compassion, empathy is, put simply, the ability lớn feel what another person is feeling. Unlike sympathy or compassion, empathy doesn’t require you to lớn feel for them, though it can lead to those emotions. Empathy, rather, is a starting point for understanding both ourselves and other people from the inside out.

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The point is that there’s an important difference between empathy and sympathy.

In How To Teach Empathy, Terry Heichồng said that “empathy is both a cause & effect of understanding, a kind of cognitive sầu và emotional double helix that can create a bridge between classroom learning & ‘real-life’ application.”

Since storytelling is such a powerful tool to communicate the human condition, we’ve created a list of 30 stories that bởi vì exactly that. Each of the following books in the collection we’ve sầu created below was selected for the ability to provide an especially apt demonstration of, or opportunity lớn learn, empathy.

Most of the books are useful to lớn teach empathy to lớn almost any student of any age. In fact, it could be argued that a student doesn’t need a story at all–music, the news, art, film, YouTube videos, and other media forms are also useful here. It’s also true that they don’t necessarily need an ’empathy story.’

Most literature, by kiến thiết, promotes empathy with characters in stories, especially when told through a first-person narrator. Still, a book created expressly khổng lồ showcase empathy can be an even more precise teaching tool. Though the list below tends towards K-8, there are many that would work well in a high school classroom as well.


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30 Of The Best Books To Teach Children Empathy


Going khổng lồ school và making new friends can be tough. But going to lớn school and making new friends while wearing a bulky hearing aid strapped to lớn your chest? That requires superpowers! In this funny, poignant graphic novel memoir, author/illustrator Cece Bell chronicles her hearing loss at a young age and her subsequent experiences with the Phonic Ear, a very powerful—& very awkward—hearing aid.

The Phonic Ear gives Cece the ability lớn hear—sometimes things she shouldn’t—but also isolates her from her classmates. She really just wants to lớn fit in và find a true friover, someone who appreciates her as she is. After some trouble, she is finally able to lớn harness the power of the Phonic Ear & become “El Deafo, Listener for All.” And more importantly, declare a place for herself in the world & find the friend she’s longed for.

2. Wonder


August Pullman was born with a facial difference that, up until now, has prevented hyên ổn from going to lớn a mainstream school. Starting 5th grade at Beecher Prep, he wants nothing more than lớn be treated as an ordinary kid—but his new classmates can’t get past Auggie’s extraordinary face. Wonder, now a #1 Thành Phố New York Times bestseller và included on the Texas Bluebonnet Award master danh sách, begins from Auggie’s point of view, but soon switches khổng lồ include his classmates, his sister, her boyfriend, và others. These perspectives converge in a portrait of one community’s struggle with empathy, compassion, và acceptance.


4. 365 Days of Wonder: Mr. Browne’s Precepts

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5.The One & Only Ivan

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Having spent twenty-seven years behind the glass walls of his enclosure in a shopping mall, Ivan has grown accustomed lớn humans watching him. He hardly ever thinks about his life in the jungle. Instead, Ivan occupies himself with television, his friends Stella and Bob, & painting. But when he meets Ruby, a baby elephant taken from the wild, he is forced to lớn see their home, & his art, through new eyes.

6. Same Sun Here

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With honesty và humor, the main characters bridge the miles between them, creating a friendship that inspires bravery & defeats cultural misconceptions. Narrated in two voices, each voice distinctly articulated by a separate gifted author, this chronicle of two lives powerfully conveys the great value of being and having a frikết thúc and the joys of opening our lives to lớn others who live sầu beneath the same sun.

7. Inside Out & Bachồng Again

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Inside Out và Bachồng Again is a Thủ đô New York Times bestseller, a Newbery Honor Book, và a winner of the National Book Award! Inspired by the author’s childhood experience of fleeing Vietnam giới after the Fall of Saigon & immigrating khổng lồ Alabama, this coming-of-age debut novel told in verse has been celebrated for its touching child’s-eye view of family và immigration.

8. Sunborn Rising: Beneath the Fall

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Cerulean is on the brink of collapse. The decay wasn’t fast, it wasn’t obvious, but now the world stands on the precipice. Woven forests floating on an ocean around a star, Cerulean’s once vibrant treescape has grown dyên ổn over generations of arboreal life, and the creatures of the forest have forgotten the light.

9. The Family Under the Bridge

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This is the delightfully warm và enjoyable story of an old Parisian named Armvà, who relished his solitary life. Children, he said, were lượt thích starlings, and one was better off without them. But the children who lived under the bridge recognized a true frikết thúc when they met one, even if the frikết thúc seemed a trifle unwilling at the start. And it did not take Arm& very long to realize that he had gotten himself ready-made family; one that he loved with all his heart, & one for whom he would have to find a better home than the bridge.

10. Hannah Coulter

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Life carried on for the community of Port William, Kentucky, as some boys returned from the war & the lives of others were mourned. In her seventies, Nathan’s wife, Hannah, has time now to lớn tell of the years since the war. In Wendell Berry’s unforgettable prose, we learn of the Coulter’s children, of the Feltners & Branches, và how survivors “live sầu right on.”


11. Brown Girl Dreaming

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Raised in South Carolimãng cầu và Thành Phố New York, Woodson always felt halfway home in each place. In vivid poems, she shares what it was lượt thích to lớn grow up as an African American in the 1960s và 1970s, living with the remnants of Jim Crow & her growing awareness of the Civil Rights movement. Touching and powerful, each poem is both accessible and emotionally charged, each line a glimpse inlớn a child’s soul as she searches for her place in the world.

12. Isl& of the Blue Dolphins

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‘Isl& of the Blue Dolphins’ is an adventure of the spirit that will haunt the reader long after the book has been put down. Karana’s quiet courage, her Indian self-reliance & acceptance of fate, transkhung what to many would have been a devastating ordeal into lớn an uplifting experience. From loneliness và terror come strength and serenity in this Newbery Medal-winning classic.

13. Jayber Crow

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Jayber Crow, born in Goforth, Kentucky, orphaned at age ten, began his tìm kiếm as a “pre-ministerial student” at Pigeonville College. “You have been given questions to lớn which you cannot be given answers. You will have sầu lớn live sầu them out—perhaps a little at a time.”


14. Paperboy

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Little Man throws the meanest fastball in town. But talking is a whole different ball game. He can barely say a word without stuttering—not even his own name. So when he takes over his best friend’s paper route for the month of July, he’s not exactly looking forward khổng lồ interacting with the customers. But it’s the neighborhood junkman, a bully và thief, who stirs up real trouble in Little Man’s life.

15. The Boy on the Wooden Box: How the Impossible Became Possible

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This, the only memoir published by a former Schindler’s menu child, perfectly captures the innocence of a small boy who goes through the unthinkable. Leon Leyson (born Leib Lezjon) was only ten years old when the Nazis invaded Poland & his family was forced lớn relocate khổng lồ the Krakow ghetkhổng lồ. With incredible luchồng, perseverance, và grit, Leyson was able to lớn survive sầu the sadism of the Nazis, including that of the demonic Atháng Goeth, commandant of Plaszow, the concentration camp outside Krakow.

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16. Night (Night)

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Night is Elie Wiesel’s masterpiece, a candid, horrific, and deeply poignant autobiographical trương mục of his survival as a teenager in the Nazi death camps. This new translation by Marion Wiesel, Elie’s wife and frequent translator, presents this seminal memoir in the language & spirit truest to lớn the author’s original intent. And in a substantive new preface, Elie reflects on the enduring importance of Night and his lifelong, passionate dedication khổng lồ ensuring that the world never forgets man’s capacity for inhumanity lớn man.

17.One Came Home

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In the town of Placid, Wisconsin, in 1871, Georgie Burkhardt is known for two things: her uncanny alặng with a rifle and her habit of speaking her mind plainly. But when Georgie blurts out something she shouldn’t, her older sister Agatha flees, running off with a paông chồng of “pigeoners” trailing the passenger pigeon migration. And when the sheriff returns to lớn town with an unidentifiable body—wearing Agatha’s blue-green ball gown—everyone assumes the worst. Except Georgie.

18. Tasting the Sky: A Palestinian Childhood

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In this groundbreaking memoir phối in Ramallah during the aftermath of the 1967 Six-Day War, Ibtisam Barakat captures what it is like to be a child whose world is shattered by war. With candor & courage, she stitches together memories of her childhood: fear & confusion as bombs explode near her home page & she is separated from her family; the harshness of life as a Palestinian refugee.

19. Persepolis: The Story of a Childhood (Pantheon Graphic Novels)

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Wise, funny, và heartbreaking, Persepolis is Marjane Satrapi’s memoir of growing up in Iran during the Islamic Revolution. In powerful black-and-Trắng comic strip images, Satrapi tells the story of her life in Tehran from ages six lớn fourteen, years that saw the overthrow of the Shah’s regime, the triumph of the Islamic Revolution, và the devastating effects of war with Iraq. The intelligent and outspoken only child of committed Marxists và the great-granddaughter of one of Iran’s last emperors, Marjane bears witness khổng lồ a childhood uniquely entwined with the history of her country.

trăng tròn. Where the Red Fern Grows

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Billy has long dreamt of owning not one, but two, dogs. So when he’s finally able lớn save sầu up enough money for two pups lớn call his own, he’s ecstatic. It doesn’t matter that times are tough; together they’ll roam the hills of the Ozarks. Soon Billy and his hounds become the finest hunting team in the valley. Stories of their great achievements spread throughout the region. But tragedy awaits these determined hunters—now friends—and Billy learns that hope can grow out of despair, và that the seeds of the future can come from the scars of the past


21. My Side of the Mountain (Puffin Modern Classics)

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Terribly unhappy in his family’s crowded Thành Phố New York City apartment, Sam Gribley runs away khổng lồ the solitude-và danger-of the mountains, where he finds a side of himself he never knew.

22. I Hadn’t Meant khổng lồ Tell You This

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Twelve-year-old Marie is a leader among the popular black girls in Chauncey, Ohio, a prosperous blaông chồng suburb. She isn’t looking for a friover when Lemãng cầu Bright, a white girl, appears in school. Yet they are drawn to each other because both have sầu lost their mothers. And they know how to lớn keep a secret. For Lena has a secret that is terrifying, & she’s desperate to lớn protect herself & her younger sister from their father. Marie must decide whether she can help Lemãng cầu by keeping her secret–or by telling it.

23. The Breadwinner

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The first book in Deborah Ellis’s riveting Breadwinner series is an award-winning novel about loyalty, survival, families, và friendship under extraordinary circumstances during the Taliban’s rule in Afghanischảy.

24.Out of My Mind

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Melody is not lượt thích most people. She cannot walk or talk, but she has a photographic memory; she can remember every detail of everything she has ever experienced. She is smarter than most of the adults who try to lớn diagnose her và smarter than her classmates in her integrated classroom—the very same classmates who dismiss her as mentally challenged, because she cannot tell them otherwise. But Melody refuses khổng lồ be defined by cerebral palsy. And she’s determined to lớn let everyone know it–somehow.

25. Moon Over Manifest

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Abilene Tucker feels abandoned. Her father has put her on a train, sending her off to live sầu with an old friend for the summer while he works a railroad job. Armed only with a few possessions and her danh sách of universals, Abilene jumps off the train in Manifest, Kansas, aiming khổng lồ learn about the boy her father once was.

26. A Long Walk to lớn Water: Based on a True Story

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The Thành Phố New York Times bestseller A Long Walk to Water begins as two stories, told in alternating sections, about two eleven-year-olds in Sudan, a girl in 2008 & a boy in 1985. The girl, Nya, is fetching water from a pond that is two hours’ walk from her home: she makes two trips khổng lồ the pond every day. Enduring every hardship from loneliness khổng lồ attaông xã by armed rebels khổng lồ contact with killer lions & crocodiles, Salva is a survivor, and his story goes on to intersect with Nya’s in an astonishing & moving way.

27.They Poured Fire on Us From the Sky: The True Story of Three Lost Boys from Sudan

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They Poured Fire on Us from the Sky is the three boys’ account of that unimaginable journey. With the candor and the purity of their child’s-eye-vision, Alephonsian, Benjamin, & Benson regọi by turns: how they endured the hunger & strength-sapping illnesses—dysentery, malaria, & yellow fever; how they dodged the life-threatening predators—lions, snakes, crocodiles & soldiers alike—that dogged their footsteps; and how they grappled with a war that threatened continually to lớn overwhelm them.

28. The Wall (Reading Rainbow Books)

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A boy và his father have sầu come khổng lồ the Vietphái nam War Memorial to lớn look for the boy’s grandfather’s name amuốn those who were killed in the war. They find his name surrounded, but far from lost, in the rows of print that “march side by side, like rows of soldiers.” “I’m proud that your grandfather’s name is on this wall,” says the boy’s father. The boy agrees, adding, “but I’d rather have sầu my grandpage authority here.”

29. Bridge to lớn Terabithia

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Jess Aarons has been practicing all summer so he can be the faskiểm tra runner in the fifth grade. And he almost is, until the new girl in school, Leslie Burke, outpaces hlặng. The two become fast friends và spover most days in the woods behind Leslie’s house, where they invent an enchanted land called Terabithia. One morning, Leslie goes lớn Terabithia without Jess & a tragedy occurs. It will take the love of his family và the strength that Leslie has given hlặng for Jess to lớn be able to lớn khuyễn mãi giảm giá with his grief.

30. Charlotte’s Web

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E. B. White’s Newbery Honor Book is a tender novel of friendship, love, life, & death that will continue lớn be enjoyed by generations khổng lồ come. It contains illustrations by Garth Williams, the acclaimed illustrator of E.B. White’s Stuart Little & Laura Ingalls Wilder’s Little House series, aao ước many other books.


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