Children's authors promote tolerance following Brexit vote

Children's authors promote tolerance following Brexit vote

As a slew of children’s books promoting empathy hit bookshelves, some kids’ authors say they feel a growing responsibility to counteract the UK’s “intolerant” political climate.

Author and illustrator Ed Vere said his new picture book about intolerance, Grumpy Frog (Puffin), was written as “a direct response to the Brexit campaign”. He explained: “There are so many highly intolerant voices in politics at the moment, it’s impossible that these ideas won’t filter through to children. I think children’s literature can show another way by teaching children how to think independently, to questi...

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