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There is no character trait as transforming as empathy.
Here is a book that helps children see how
caring for others is indeed a gift to be treasured!

Just Grace
by Charise Mericle Harper

I didn't get to be the magician's helper at my own birthday party. I didn't get to be a singing, dancing corncob in the Thanksgiving play, and I didn't get to be in the talent show! How would you like to NOT get to do lots of things you wanted to do? Bad, huh? Well, then, you will understand how I felt when I didn't even get to use my own name, Grace, at school because there were three other Graces in my class. The other Graces became Grace W., Grace L., and Grace F. When I asked the teacher if I could be called just "Grace," she misunderstood and called me "Just Grace." Isn't that the dumbest name in the whole world?

I'm not sure if anyone felt sorry for me, but I DO know that something inside me makes ME feel sorry for others who are sad. And, when I see someone sad, I have to DO something to try to make them happy. Daddy calls it "empathy" and says that it is my superpower. (If you are lucky, you have that superpower, too.)

I like thinking I have a superpower, but it isn't always easy to find something to cheer up a sad person. I think you will like the book I wrote about one special time when I tried to cheer up a teacher who just happens to be my neighbor. I have even drawn some cartoons on almost every page!


Research Links for
Just Grace by Charise Mericle Harper

Author Charise Mericle Harper
The Recess Room
Ripple Effects for Kids: Topics for Discussion

Amazing Kids of Empathy YouTube Video
Empathy Activities

Reading with Emphasis
Performing Poetry

For the Parent and Teacher:
Raising Resilient Children
Developing Empathy
Teaching Empathy
Family Education: How to Teach Empathy
What Makes People Happy
How to Cheer Up Sad Children

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Just Grace
by Charise Mericle Harper

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Crossword Puzzle
Multiple Choice Editing and Revising
Readers’ Theater Script
Research Project
Multiple Choice Comprehension Activities
Writing Prompts
Logic Puzzle

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