guest post about difficult children's books

I wrote a guest post over on Chiara Sullivan's blog about the important of making books about difficult topics available to young readers:

Authors write books for an infinite number of reasons, but if you ask YA and MG writers working today why they write what they write, some facet of the answer will likely be that they're writing the stories they wished they'd had access to when they were young. They're creating the stories they wish they could have found when they most needed them.

Read the full post here.