Teaching kids to care, one book at a time

One online library is a living catalogue of books, movies, and other media to help you, and your kids, put yourselves in someone else’s shoes. Check out the new Empathy Library.

We’ve all read books and watched films that have transported us and changed us, that have catapulted our imaginations into lives vastly different from our own. Think of a movie like “City of God,” which reveals the violent world of two boys growing up in the shantytowns of Rio.

Or the novel “To Kill a Mockingbird,” with its classic line “You never really understand another person until you consider things from his point of view – until you climb inside of his skin and walk around in it.


These are the kinds of books and films

that take us on unforgettable

empathic journeys


By Roman Krznaric