Empathy seems to have taken a bit of a hit recently. There's rarely a week when blatant hate or some form of intolerance isn't at the forefront of the news; and there can be few of us who haven't felt the need to disconnect from the media at times unable to take anymore. It would seem we could do with more empathy in our lives. With this in mind, here are six books for adults that have helped me see empathy and its importance. Books can't solve everything but perhaps reading can be one kind of spark to creating more kindness in our world.
Rules for summer: Get outside. Sit down. Breathe deep. Grab a great book. Read.
We've got the last two covered! Here are six books that are page-turning, heart-racing, nail-biting thrillers sure to keep you riveted. Read them in blissful solitude or find a few extra chairs and invite your book club to read and discuss with you. Then you'll be following one last summer rule: Spend time with friends.
All six books are recently published in paperback and come with discussion guides; they are also available in hardcover and ebook.
In addition to The Memory of Light by Francisco X. Stork, several recently published books for teens explore the issues of depression and suicide in teens.
Dean Baumeister at Memorial Hall Library in Andover, Massachusetts talks about ways to maximize a library's welcome kit.
Hello Dean! Please tell us about Memorial Hall Library's welcome kit; I'm curious to hear what you include.