71 - Jann Weeratunga on Writing for Children to Foster Inclusion
Jann’s children’s books include characters with disabilities, and serve to normalize the concept of disability for both disabled and non-disabled children.
During our conversation Jann talks about her books, the work she does in schools to bring about greater inclusion of children with disabilities, how the 2012 London Paralympic Games started her writing career, and how she sees her role as an author of children’s books as a way to guide children to be better than we are.
Besides, who can resist stories about pirates?
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Credits and music by Charlie Dyasi of Naledi Media.