We are all born primed for social connection and love given from a primary caregiver shapes our brains to develop the resilience that we need to thrive. But the world is complex and unsettling and childhood filled with challenges and obstacles often alien or unrecognized by the care giver. Fiction for children and young people can play a vital role in recognizing, supporting and offering an articulation of anxieties, worries and fears. Join a panel of professional authors as they discuss the power of fiction to be a tool for talking and articulating our deepest concerns.
Moderated by Larry Swartz, literacy and arts instructor, Ontario Institute for Studies in Education (OISE), and author of Take Me to Your Readers, This is a Great Book! and Teaching Tough Topics. Presented in partnership with the Canadian Children’s Book Centre.
A version of this video with English captioning will be available to view 24 hours after the event premieres.