This presentation focuses on the psychosocial impact of parental migration on children. How are “left-behind” children in the Philippines as represented by the country’s children stories? What are some difficult issues that are addressed in children’s books? Deep dive into representation of special needs children, child abuse and maltreatment in this eye-opening programme. When children of migrants lose their parents to disability and death, how do they carry on, and are there children’s books that showcase their plight unflinchingly and accurately? Find out more in this session.