Stop thrusting morals down children’s throats as it stops them thinking for themselves, warns author Michael Morpurgo

Writers must not force moral messages down children’s throats in their books because it could stop them thinking for themselves, the former children’s laureate Michael Morpurgo has said at Chalke Valley History Festival.

If you’re talking about passing on a moral, do I want you to believe this because I believe it? No. I would like you to discover that for yourself…

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