David Woods / Director. La Chataigneraie International School. Geneva

Helping young people understand complex issues happening in parts of the world remote - in every sense - from their own lives is very challenging. Graphic novels are a great way to do this. Through PositiveNegatives carefully crafted age-appropriate presentations and discussions based on his novels, Ben was able to lead our students to an understanding and empathy with the subjects and characters of the stories that no other medium could do. We will certainly be inviting Ben again - both for his novels but also as a role model in creative social entrepreneurialism.