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Posted on June 6, 2024

Our Crows recommend their favourite books for Empathy Day, 2024!

To celebrate Empathy Day this year, we asked our colleagues: “If you could read one book again for the first time, what would it be?”

Today is Empathy Day! Founded by EmpathyLab, Empathy Day inspires children and young people to learn more about empathy, have transformational experiences through stories and put empathy into action. There are lots of great, free resources available on the EmpathyLab website, which you can explore further here.

In celebration of Empathy Day, our Crows organised a heartwarming book exchange at our offices! Our passionate colleagues each brought a book they loved and recommended, placing them on our communal shelves for others to discover and enjoy. What a fantastic way to find a new favourite book and connect through stories! Discover what our Crows had to say about each book!

We also shared a prompt with our UK and US team and asked them to answer “if you could read one book again for the first time, what would it be?”

And our Crow’s answered the call!

  • White Noise by Don DeLillo “or my childhood FAVOURITE” The Last of the Really Great Whangdoodles by Julie Andrews – Hannah Prutton, Publicity Manager
  • The Percy Jackson series by Rick Riordan – Lara Kelly, Social Media Executive
  • All The Light We Cannot See by Anthony Doerr – Catherine Stokes, UK and Export Sales and Marketing Director
  • One Hundred  Years of Solitude by Gabriel García Márquez – Cris Martin, Design Assistant. “Although every time I reread it feels like the first, because I keep finding new things (and losing others, weirdly).”
  • Tomorrow and Tomorrow and Tomorrow by Gabrielle Zevin “for a recent adult pick, but the book from my childhood would be” I Am David by Anne Holm – Zöe Griffiths, Editorial Director for Fiction
  • Bernadine Evaristo’s Mr Loverman Erin Murgatroyd, Rights Director. “It’s extremely underrated and makes me cry, and cry, and cry!”
  • A Complicated Kindness by Miriam Toews or A Series of Unfortunate Events by Lemony Snicket as a child – Lauren Fairgrieve, Editor (Non Fiction and Activity)
  • Remains of the Day by Kazuo Ishiguro, and as a child Richard Scarry’s Best Busy Day Ever Kellie Balseiro, Field Sales Manager. “Childhood read would be Richard Scarry’s Best Busy Day Ever– it would also mean that I was sitting back on my dad’s lap learning how to read.”

If you are looking to partake in Empathy Day this year, please consider donating to the Empathy Day Crowdfunder with the goal of giving 100,000 new children life-changing empathy education experiences. You can donate here!

We hope this exercise sparked some warm memories! What book would transport you back to childhood if you could reread it for the first time?

Share your pick on social media and tag us, @NosyCrow, to be featured – let’s reminisce together!

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