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 Self-management, self-awareness, social awareness, relationship skills, and responsible decision making are the five core competencies and while reading multicultural books, students are given glimpses inside new worlds and new perspectives that can introduce any of the five competencies to them. Reading multicultural books supports empathy in students because they are seeing a new side of the world where children their age may not be as privileged as they are.

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