ILLEGAL Chosen for Read for Empathy List

Delighted and honoured that EmpathyLabUK have picked our new graphic novel, ILLEGAL, as one of their #ReadforEmpathy book list.

This fantastic list celebrates the power of words and pictures in stories to build children’s empathy.

Founder Miranda McKearney OBE comments “In our darkening and divided world, empathy is a beacon of hope. Empathy Day is a galvanising focal point for us all, a reminder that striving to understand other people is a powerful way to make the world a better place. Books are a potent tool to build it because neuroscience research shows that the emotions we feel for book characters wires our brains to have the same sort of sensitivity towards real people.”

This year’s Empathy Day is 12th June 2018.

Find out more at: for details of all sorts of offers and events and classroom activities based around the day and the empathy list.

The very lovely Eoin Colfer, co-author of ILLEGAL, has written a terrific piece on Empathy and books, find it at the BookTrust website here:

“Travel broadens the mind, books broaden the heart.”  Lovely stuff and well worth a read.

Some of the fab titles on the #ReadforEmpathy reading list.

ILLEGAL in the #ReadforEmpathy catalogue.

Eoin’s lovely piece on empathy on the Book Trust website.

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