Read Across Texas: Empathy

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BookPeople is proud to partner with Texas Center for the Book and the Texas Library and Archives Foundation for their 2023 statewide community reading campaign: Read Across Texas: Empathy.

Read Across Texas: Empathy will offer libraries a broad canvas for convening individuals and groups to explore the unique questions, challenges and solidarity that can occur in communities throughout the state. During the recent years of difficulties, division, isolation and loss, the TCFB recognizes the importance of sharing our stories to build understanding and support. Literature—by definition a way of sharing in a story other than our own—can be one of the many routes to empathy.

Please Consider Donating to Read Across Texas: Empathy

The Texas Center for the Book invites libraries and readers statewide to join in its 2023 reading campaign. Read Across Texas: Empathy encourages libraries to use books as a bridge and host discussions around the theme of “empathy.” Learn more about the selected titles below. For every $146 dollars donated, libraries will receive a bundle of 10 books to use in their programs. Every donation and dollar helps.