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Daniel's Story Social Sensitivity

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Social Sensitivity

The period of the Holocaust was one of unspeakable horrors when elements of mankind engaged in acts of enormous depravity and cruelty. Certainly there will be those adults who believe that middle-school readers should not be exposed to such subjects.

In her interview with Nodelman, Matas acknowledges the possibility of such objections but says that, in her writing, it was her intention to be responsible to her material and her audience to the best of her ability.

In order to do so, she has to be honest, acting as a mirror to society. As a consequence, some people may not like what they see.

In that same interview, Matas acknowledges engaging in some self-censorship.

During her research for Daniel's Story, which Matas describes as "the most painful and difficult book I've ever had to research," she came upon an incident which she included in the book, but in...

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