We've Got This!: Six Steps to Build your Empathy Superpower (Paperback)

We've Got This!: Six Steps to Build your Empathy Superpower By Rashmi Sirdeshpande, Juliana Eigner (Illustrator), Michael Morpurgo (Foreword by) Cover Image
By Rashmi Sirdeshpande, Juliana Eigner (Illustrator), Michael Morpurgo (Foreword by)
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Empathy is our human superpower! Give children the tools, confidence and knowledge to harness their empathy skills, so they can be a better global citizen and help others.

It’s never been more important to teach kids the power and importance of empathy. This book is a thorough exploration of how we can best understand and relate to others. It puts empathy into simple terms and outlines why it’s so important, with quotes from leading children’s authors like Jason Reynolds and Elle McNicoll.

It gives readers interactive exercises to put them in control of their emotional learning, including:
  • Digestible steps that teach children about empathy in a fun and exciting way
  • Case studies that children can relate to and learn from
  • Empathy exercises and activities to improve their understanding of empathy
  • Quotes, advice and support from renowned authors

We've Got This! Six Steps to Build your Empathy Superpower unites contributions from world-famous authors, including a foreword from Sir Michael Morpurgo and quotes from Cressida Cowell, Joseph Coelho, Nadia Shireen, Malorie Blackman, Jacqueline Wilson, Kelly Yang, Jen Carney, Jason Reynolds, Annabel Steadman, Elle McNicoll, Abigail Balfe, Dom Conlon and SF Said.

The emotional well-being of children is just as important as their physical health. By harnessing empathy and growing their emotional intelligence, children and young people can develop the resilience to cope with life's ups and downs as well as to understand and experience other people's emotions, feelings and points of view.

About the Author

Rashmi Sirdeshpande is an award-winning children's author who writes a happy mix of fiction and non-fiction. She was an official World Book Day author for 2022. She loves taking big ideas and making them accessible and exciting for young readers. When she's not playing with words, you'll find her on her yoga mat twisting herself into all sort of shapes.

EmpathyLab is the first organisation to build children's empathy, literacy and social activism through a systematic use of high-quality literature. Their strategy builds on new scientific evidence showing the power of reading to build real-life empathy skills. They believe that empathy is a beacon of hope in a divided world.

When EmpathyLab was founded in 2014, it set out to understand whether society was making the most of this link, and to explore the implications of the research. Work started with a large cross-disciplinary Think-In at the South Bank Centre, and quickly uncovered that educationalists, academics and authors were as keen as EmpathyLab's founders to see if stories could be used more deliberately to develop young people's experience of empathy and their ability to put it into action.

Praise For…

"A must for guidance counselors’ toolboxes as well as public libraries and school classrooms."

Henrietta Thornton, Booklist

"Written in collaboration with EmpathyLab, this guide to building empathy was created to give children the power to understand others and manage their mental health. Aimed at younger-aged primary children.”The Bookseller

"Written in collaboration with EmpathyLab, this title gives children the tools, confidence and the knowledge to harness the very special power of empathy."—The Bookseller - Discover Previews

‘Packed with activities and examples, and supported by clear design and engaging illustrations, readers will come away enriched, and armed with everything they need to become a more empathetic person.’ —LoveReading - Book of the Month

“A thorough and informative book on how to develop your empathy skills.”—First News

Book of the Week - 'A handbook to help you develop empathy.'—The Week Jr

'A fantastic addition to any family bookshelf.'Children's Books Ireland Reading Guide

'A comprehensive look at the importance of empathy and how we can all achieve it.'Books for Keeps
Product Details
ISBN: 9780711284937
ISBN-10: 0711284938
Publisher: words & pictures
Publication Date: March 5th, 2024
Pages: 128
Language: English