For those who have ever wanted to switch places with someone from a different lifestyle, The Prince and the Pauper by Mark Twain is a warning of the dangers of doing so and the knowledge that can be gained when we walk a mile in the shoes of another.
This story is classic Mark Twain. The growth in Prince Edward who was kind yet uniformed of what common folk went through was rewarding for the reader. The growth in Tom Canty, the abused son of a thief was also profound. Both boys were good people who became better people after a chance encounter placed Prince Edward as Tom Canty, and Tom Canty as Prince Edward.
I listened to this book on Librivox as read by John Greenman. He is a good narrator.
Read to a child today or let LibriVox do so for you.