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Reading for Empathy Week

Reading for Empathy Week

Empathy Week is an invitation to young people across the world to put empathy into action. From the 22nd through 26th February, a variety of programmes are going out aimed at highlighting ways to build empathy in young people. And we could really use a huge helping of empathy right now.

The Nickel Boys

Review – The Nickel Boys by Colson Whitehead

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Colson Whitehead has won his second Pulitzer Prize for The Nickel Boys. His previous novel, The Underground Railroad, was a hard act to follow, but this wonderous and short work manages it with aplomb.

Review: Longhand by Andy Hamilton

Review: Longhand by Andy Hamilton

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Andy Hamilton is well known on our television screens as a director, show writer (for example outnumbered and drop the dead donkey), panellist and voice actor. However, he is not so prev