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Why is reading important for young people? with Phil Earle

Family Action directly supports young people who have experienced trauma and survived challenges that many adults would find it hard to imagine. Some of them will be in care, or care leavers, others are young carers themselves. Many will be struggling with their mental health, social isolation or living with a disability. 

Phil Earle is an award-winning author whose debut novel for young adults drew on his experiences of working with children and young people. Here is his empowering message for young people everywhere about the value of reading when life is challenging.  

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