Nine children’s publishers sign up to increase reach of McKearney’s Empathy Day

Nine children’s publishers sign up to increase reach of McKearney’s Empathy Day

Nine children’s publishers have joined a new collective to boost the work of EmpathyLab, which was set up by Miranda McKearney in 2014 to build children’s empathy using literature. The members of The Empathy Circle, which so far comprises Andersen Press, Bloomsbury, Bonnier Books UK, Hachette Children’s Group, Macmillan Children’s Books, Nosy Crow, Penguin Random House (PRH) Children’s, Usborne and Walker Books, will meet three times a year to amplify EmpathyLab’s work, McKearney told The Bookseller.

“Children are growing up with a huge number of challenges and publishers are very consciou...

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