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12 Recommended Books About Empathy and Kindness

Empathy and kindness can positively affect children in their social and academic lives. Teaching these skills is a big part of our social-emotional learning program, Second Step. That’s why we were recently thrilled to see, in a nationally published list, many of the books we recommend for families to read together.

Each grade level of Second Step has a curated list of recommended books that help reinforce the social-emotional skills taught in our classroom curricula. Here’s our list of the books in our Early Learning through Grade 2 lists that focus on kindness and empathy.

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