Learning how to understand and sympathise with the feelings of others is a vital part of growing up. Here, author Muhammad Khan shares some of his favourite books which encourage empathy.
Empathy is more important than ever in these difficult times. On 9th June 2020 Empathy Day aims to help everyone understand and experience its transformational power, and books have a vital part to play in helping kids – and adults – develop empathy. Stories help us step into someone else’s shoes, and the more you empathise with characters in a book, the easier it is to understand other people’s feelings in real life. Here, Muhammad Khan, author of young adult novels I Am Thunder andKick the Moon, shares his top five books to encourage empathy.