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Children are coming of age in the pandemic – and these books are capturing the moment

Children’s lives have been defined by a crisis that floored their parents. Australian writers like Emily Gale are helping them make sense of it

When the Australian borders closed in March 2020, I lay on the bed and every particle of me went rigid – a whole body takeover. I had left London for Melbourne 15 years ago with my Australian partner and couldn’t look at him; I was having unhelpful thoughts about whose fault this whole situation was. My specific nightmare of being cut off from family during a global crisis was coming true.

Eventually I got out of bed, for my kids. And like everyone else, I tried to be hopeful. I spent hours sewing a face mask that looked like Grug, perfected the negroni and took up birdwatching.

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