For Grantees: Empathy: The Cost of Switching Sides

Empathy: The Cost of Switching Sides

Created by Anna Mae Duane, Associate Professor of English at the University of Connecticut, and Allyson Dowds, Youth Technology Librarian for Teen Central at the Boston Public Library.

Grantees may log in to view their original application, complete a schedule of programs, and work on the final report at our online application site. Additional resources for participating libraries are below.


  • Applications accepted online May 7 - July 9, 2018
  • Grant notification: July 20, 2018
  • Programming Term: September 2018 - August 2019
  • Workshop for grantees: September 6 - 7, 2018, in Chicago
  • Online final report due: September 30, 2019, or within 30 days of final program (preview the final report form or log in to begin)

Reading List

Grantees have selected up to four books from the reading list below.

  • Flight by Sherman Alexie (Read ALA's statement about the use of Sherman Alexie's books for this project.)
  • Kindred: A Graphic Novel Adaptation by Octavia Butler, Damian Duffy, John Jennings
  • All American Boys by Jason Reynolds and Brendan Kiely
  • Stuck in Neutral by Terry Trueman
  • March: Book Three by John Lewis, Andrew Aydin, and Nate Powell
  • Bonus book: Pipestone: My Life in an Indian Boarding School by Adam Fortunate Eagle

Programming Materials

Promotional Materials

Materials from the Workshop

Participating Libraries