Childhood is often said to be the age of innocence. As much as one would like this assertion to be true, children are and will be exposed to distressing situations, no matter their age. Death, social pressure, conflicts, failure, family dislocation are a few of the so many complex realities that modern societies expose us to.
Can we talk to children about everything? If books are probably one the best tools to create empathy, comprehension and comfort, how do children's writers bring the answers that will help prepare their young readers to the truths of the world?
Zhang Yuntao (China), Editor-in-Chief, Daylight Publishing House
Cao Wenxuan (China), Writer
Katherine Paterson (USA), Children’s Writer
Xiong Liang (China), Children’s BookWriter and Illustrator
Zhu Ziqiang (China), Professor, Ocean University of China
*Simultaneous interpretation in Chinese and English.
*International speakers will be connected to the venue through online channels.