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Empathy Day - 9th June 2022

Thursday 9th June marks the sixth annual celebration of Empathy Day, a day focused on inspiring children and young people to learn more about empathy and its transformational power. It’s organised by Empathy Lab, a not-for-profit organisation which seeks to help raise an empowered, empathetic and socially engaged next generation through the use of high-quality literature.

Like the team at Empathy Lab, we know instinctively that books are positive tools for growth and societal change, a belief which is backed up by the science – immersing ourselves in the world of another character is proven to help us to understand and empathise with other people more effectively. 

Each year, as part of the celebrations, an expert panel curates a ‘Read for Empathy’ book collection, packed with titles which are great for opening up conversations with children and young people around the idea of empathy.