(Update: 11/14/19 This post has been updated in light of new information about the author Sherman Alexie.  I still enjoy the book Thunder Boy Jr., but wanted to change this post a bit to highlight and highly recommend the amazing illustrator Yuyi Morales, and encourage you to check out more of her work.)

If you’ve followed this blog for a while you know that something I feel is extremely important to teach my kids is empathy and being able to take the perspective of others. One of the best ways to do this is through excellent children’s books. Here are a few of my favorites:

Others Titles I Love:

This is providing every kid with window and mirror books

This is fatherhood…