In this piece in The Guardian, Michael explains about his latest work, putting the choice to the rest of us who create works for children and teens:
"People ask me why write about such things for young people? One answer in my mind takes me back to the child who was hearing his father say, “They must have died in the camps”. That child was full of questions with no answers. Another is that children are not sealed off from migration and refugees. The media tell these stories, why shouldn’t a writer for children use his experience of framing things with a young audience in mind to talk of these matters too?"
Read the full article, "Why shouldn’t children’s writers talk of refugees, persecution and genocide?" here.
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