‘Mike and the Deaf Student’ Book Review

mikeandthedeafstudent2Mike & The Deaf Student by Sharon Straka Hendricks is an empathetic look at what bullies are capable of and how they can change their tune. The book does a fine job noting the difference between empathy and sympathy by coining the “Walk A Mile In My Shoes” club. If all children, and adults for that matter, could be as caring and understanding about others and the issues that affect them, whether physically, mentally, or otherwise (or in other words, learned to walk in each other’s shoes), the world would be a much better place. This book should be read in elementary schools and during story time at home, libraries, and elsewhere. By starting children off learning about empathy at a young age, they will be more likely to represent the characteristics exemplified in this book as they get older. As a result, they will have matured at a faster rate.

Please see my video review for this book as well:


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