That's not to say that children and young adults only want to read about themselves. Of course not – you want to escape into fiction as well and read about other people, other cultures, other lives, other planets, and so on.
However, these views were misrepresented by the now-deleted headline with which Sky titled the interview.
She was quick to respond.
Sky swiftly apologised.
But it was too late. Blackman received a torrent of racist abuse, and had to leave Twitter. She has since returned to the social network.
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