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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.
Nine is an orphan who had been scooped up from a doorway by Pockets when she was three. He gave her a home. She owes him everything. All she has to do is…
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.