Lauren Child | Illustrator of Peace

The lovely (fabulously talented, etc. etc.) Lauren Child was named the Unesco Artist for Peace last weekend - and is embarking on a huge project as part of her role.

The result is My Life Is a Story, a project to document the lives of some of these children and to share their stories with others via a typically bright and cheerful website.

“What appeals to me on the level as a writer,” says Child of her travels, “is that you see the connections between children – the similarities as well as the differences. You realise that they have so much in common, and we’d really like to connect children with each other.”

Are the nominations for UK Children’s laureate still open?? More about the appointment at Michelle Pauli’s interview with Lauren over on the Guardian.

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