10 Children's Books that Teach Acceptance & Empathy Between the ages of 3 and 5 most children begin to understand that others have feelings. Discuss the stories when you read them to your child to see if the child has empathy with the person in the story.
"The Name Jar" is one of the books mentioned in chapter 29, and is about a Korean girl who is trying to pick an English name for herself upon coming to America. One of the benefits of a multicultural book, such as this, is themes that students can relate to. Students who have unique names may feel embarrassed or shy, so reading a book like this may help them relate to and teach them to be proud of their identity. Books celebrate diversity!
"When will I get There? How will I know? A little girl ponders what the future holds, steadfast in her determination to find out for herself. Marie-Louise Fitzpatrick's gorgeous landscapes and the briefest of text speak to the power of imagination. Readers of all ages will find reassurance in this simple, beautiful book of ruminations about a lifelong journey toward tomorrow."