to your child?
Children’s literature specialist Julie Danielson in a Kirkus Reviews’ post describing a conference presentation by a well-regarded, award-winning author:
... children can also learn empathy and kindness from well-developed children’s book protagonists. They can experience vicariously what it means to forgive someone. Empathy, kindness, forgiveness, all wrapped up in captivating stories. I think we’d all agree these are things the world could use a lot more of.
Anna Hibiscus! I thought to myself as he spoke. And not without a smile. … These short books, near to dripping with charm and warmth and child appeal, are veritable case studies for Gantos’ point about the ability of a good story to demonstrate to a child what it means to understand and imaginatively enter into another person's feelings.