Walking a Mile in Their Shoes: Empowering Learners Through A Human Library!
Keywords:Human library, diversity, community, school library, living books
Many different events and experiences shape our lives. Everyone has their own unique story. Just like a book, the stories inside people are fascinating! When personal stories are shared with others they can become extremely powerful resources. They provide our students with a wonderful opportunity to connect with diverse members of the school community and beyond, communicate with them, build relationships, empathise, explore, understand and learn. By participating in a ‘Human Library’ students acquire life skills, widening their understanding of others and the world. Your school library should have one! Students are hungry for real life experiences and ‘living books’ inspire them!
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