Thursday, 16 March 2017

We Stand Together

Young people from Oakland School at Amnesty Internatonal Headquaters 
There have been many wonderful events around 'World Book Day' over the last few weeks!  One of the great joys for me as an author writing for a diverse audience of young readers and creative writers, is to tell other naratives than those they hear day after day in negative depictions of them in the media. It feels vital to me and so many of my fellow author friends to attempt to counter those narratives by writing stories that strive to be more nuanced, empathetic, representative and humane.   

With Reading Hack at Watford Libary ay a shelf help event for The Reading Agency  profiling stories that can help to support young people's mental health.