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On courage, writing for young audiences and learning in the long run - my conversation with RDC

I recently had the opportunity to chat with the great people at RDC about my new book, why courage matters and the importance of the Arts and Humanities.   I think we need courage to live and thrive in our world today. I’ve written both Book One and Two between writing other stories that have big themes and big questions, pulled from the real world... in the past, but if you look to the present you can see that wherever you go, people face incredible challenges. I think there can be some catharsis and some comfort for readers living in a world sometimes on edge to see characters, both real and imagined, find courage and employ it to overcome challenges. When...

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