I came upon this article in the Guardian. It was composed by the British children’s book writer, Sita Brahmachari, the daughter of a British nurse and a father who came to England from Kolkata. She was responding to Great Britain’s vote to leave the EU. (A Slate article tells the story of Why Immigration Pushed Britons to Brexit.) As I write, a tragedy is unfolding in France. The need is exponentially larger each day for young readers to be offered ideas of hope. So tonight I’m passing on Sita’s essay about books for children “to create a more hopeful world.” https://www.theguardian.com/childrens-books-site/2016/jun/27/stories-power-hopeful-world-sita-brahmachari-brexit
Many children’s and young adult book writers believe this and we will continue to write the books.