Can empathy be taught? The importance of empathy and its impact are explored in A Girl Named October.
The title character, October, is ever present as the narrator navigates a life without realizing how even the smallest memories, interactions and expressions can impact a very large, and often imposing world. Touching the world is no longer an abstract idea, but a concrete action that reveals how everything we do effects everyone around us. Light-hearted in its approach, but powerful in its message, A Girl Named October tells a story that spurs conversations with both children and adults alike.