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14 Books That Teach Empathy

14 Books That Teach Empathy | Multicultural Children's Literature | Scoop.it

Teaching kids empathy is one of the most important jobs of being a parent. These great books for all ages will help make it easier -- they celebrate friendship, difference, and the importance of caring for one another. 

This great list of books for all ages compiled by Common Sense Media will help make teaching empathy easier. 

 

1. Bully (Laura Vaccaro Seeger): Simple animal tale of bullying, empathy, and forgiveness.

 

2. Good News Bad News (Jeff Mack): Spare story of ups and downs, great for toddlers and preschoolers.


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Storytelling's main uses in peace education is to teach empathy. Can empathy be taught? We can experience empathy- and learn ho walk in another's shoes, but I'm not sure how much is taught only through books. We also need to acquire peacemaking skills.

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The History of the Bendable, Durable, Chewable Board Book

The History of the Bendable, Durable, Chewable Board Book | Multicultural Children's Literature | Scoop.it
As my 13-month-old son tips over the tall orange tub, his vast collection of board books cascades across the carpet. He pushes them from atop one another so he
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When She's Told Girls Can't Be Superheroes, 'Lucia The Luchadora' Grabs Her Mask

When She's Told Girls Can't Be Superheroes, 'Lucia The Luchadora' Grabs Her Mask | Multicultural Children's Literature | Scoop.it
After she realized there weren't enough girl superheroes in the world, Cynthia Leonor Garza created one. She talks with NPR's Lulu Garcia-Navarro about her new book, Lucia the Luchadora.
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The Wisdom of Sendak: Children Are Wild, Honest, Immoral Beings

The Wisdom of Sendak: Children Are Wild, Honest, Immoral Beings | Multicultural Children's Literature | Scoop.it
My son recently turned four; at some point during his third year, apropos of nothing, he declared to me that we had to stick together. I assured him we would.
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Seven Impossible Things Before Breakfast » Blog Archive » 7-Imp’s 7 Kicks #529: Featuring Corinna Luyken

Seven Impossible Things Before Breakfast » Blog Archive » 7-Imp’s 7 Kicks #529: Featuring Corinna Luyken | Multicultural Children's Literature | Scoop.it
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If you loved Beautiful Oops! You'll love this book coming out in April,2017.
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A Farm Boy Meets His Prince In A Beautiful New Children’s Book

A Farm Boy Meets His Prince In A Beautiful New Children’s Book | Multicultural Children's Literature | Scoop.it
"If you don't see yourself in stories, you don't see yourself in the world."
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Mirrors and Windows: Finding Diversity at the Color of Children’s Literature Conference | Poets & Writers

Mirrors and Windows: Finding Diversity at the Color of Children’s Literature Conference | Poets & Writers | Multicultural Children's Literature | Scoop.it
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30 Of The Best Books To Teach Children Empathy -

30 Of The Best Books To Teach Children Empathy - | Multicultural Children's Literature | Scoop.it
30 Of The Best Books To Teach Children Empathy by TeachThought Staff Often confused with sympathy and compassion, empathy is, put simply, th

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As we know the reading and acquiring of social habilities are important aspects of the childrens process of growing. And this 30 books not only allows the children to acquire vocabulary, expressions and grammar, but also give the chance to create or born this feeling of Empathy on them. Children need not only academic development but also personal development, and this books will help in that process. 

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Mo Willems’s Funny Failures

Mo Willems’s Funny Failures | Multicultural Children's Literature | Scoop.it
How the author teaches young readers to confront problems and be resilient.
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A profile of Mo Willems in the New Yorker
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Sneak Peek list for 2017

Sneak Peek list for 2017 | Multicultural Children's Literature | Scoop.it
It's time again to post my annual "sneak peek" list of all the poetry for young people that will be published in the coming year . Thi
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UMBERTO ECO: THE BOMB AND THE GENERAL

UMBERTO ECO: THE BOMB AND THE GENERAL | Multicultural Children's Literature | Scoop.it
WHEN I FIRST STARTED WE TOO WERE CHILDREN, MR. BARRIE , one of the things I hoped to examine was the way in which an author accustomed t
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This graphic novelist and reading ambassador tells kids to reach beyond their comfort zone

This graphic novelist and reading ambassador tells kids to reach beyond their comfort zone | Multicultural Children's Literature | Scoop.it
Graphic novelist Gene Luen Yang wrestled with his identity growing up, but he’s made the Chinese-American experience one of the main subjects of his critically acclaimed work. One of this year’s MacArthur Fellowship winners and the national ambassador for young people’s literature, Yang sits down with Jeffrey Brown to discuss his childhood, his love of coding and the feeling of being an outsider.
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The Two Books That Saved My Young Life

The Two Books That Saved My Young Life | Multicultural Children's Literature | Scoop.it
At 15, I wanted to die. I didn’t want to live in my disabled body. I wanted what I thought was normalcy, a fighting chance at the happiness I didn't think
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Because Sarah Dessen, one of my favorite YA writers saved this person from suicide, I am posting this article here.
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Next From the Novelist Junot Díaz? A Picture Book

Next From the Novelist Junot Díaz? A Picture Book | Multicultural Children's Literature | Scoop.it
Mr. Diaz, the Pulitzer Prize-winning author, has written a work for children, inspired by his heritage, about a young Dominican girl in Manhattan.
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A Beloved British Illustrator, at the Beach

A Beloved British Illustrator, at the Beach | Multicultural Children's Literature | Scoop.it
Sir Quentin Blake’s mischievous illustrations for Roald Dahl’s books have delighted generations of children. In a new show, he explores the theme of travel in all its wild and fantastical forms.
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Bookshelf: Books of Verse for Children Range from Playful to Soaring

Bookshelf: Books of Verse for Children Range from Playful to Soaring | Multicultural Children's Literature | Scoop.it
New picture books for National Poetry Month about animals, Hispanic heroes and the Harlem Renaissance.
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Refugee Stories for Young Readers: Francesca Sanna’s The Journey (Public Books)

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Why ‘The Outsiders’ Lives On: A Teenage Novel Turns 50

Why ‘The Outsiders’ Lives On: A Teenage Novel Turns 50 | Multicultural Children's Literature | Scoop.it
S.E. Hinton’s classic endures as teenagers continue to relate to its rebellious characters.
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12 Feminist Kids’ Books for Dismantling the Patriarchy

12 Feminist Kids’ Books for Dismantling the Patriarchy | Multicultural Children's Literature | Scoop.it
A dozen reads for helping shape young minds.
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The Defiant Ones

The Defiant Ones | Multicultural Children's Literature | Scoop.it
In today’s picture books, the kids are in charge.
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Have you noticed this change in picture books?
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Books Matter

Books Matter | Multicultural Children's Literature | Scoop.it
Find books that help children explore the true diversity of our world, challenge bias and bullying and combat injustice. Books Matter, a new online bibliography, identifies titles recommended by the Anti-Defamation League, world leaders in anti-bias education. http://www.adl.org/education-outreach/books-matter/
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The Bomb and the General: A Vintage Semiotic Children’s Book by Umberto Eco circa 1966

The Bomb and the General: A Vintage Semiotic Children’s Book by Umberto Eco circa 1966 | Multicultural Children's Literature | Scoop.it
How symbols become symbols, or what keeping atoms in harmony has to do with language acquisition.
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A closer look at Eco's book for children. Out of print.
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‘We need diverse books,’ they said. And now a group’s dream is coming to fruition.

‘We need diverse books,’ they said. And now a group’s dream is coming to fruition. | Multicultural Children's Literature | Scoop.it
With the publication of “Flying Lessons and Other Stories,” a movement to get more diversity in children’s literature widens its reach.
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Current Issue - CLELE JOURNAL - children´s literature in english language education

Current Issue - CLELE JOURNAL - children´s literature in english language education | Multicultural Children's Literature | Scoop.it
A bi-annual, peer-reviewed journal researching children's literature as an art form, and as a framework for teaching English as a second, additional or foreign language to pre-school infants through to young adults.
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Wonderful!
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The Sound of Silence: An Illustrated Serenade to the Art of Listening to One’s Inner Voice Amid the Noise of Modern Life

The Sound of Silence: An Illustrated Serenade to the Art of Listening to One’s Inner Voice Amid the Noise of Modern Life | Multicultural Children's Literature | Scoop.it
A tender reminder that silence is not the absence of sound but the presence of an inward-listening awareness.
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