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A Kind of Spark

A KIND OF SPARK tells the story of 11-year-old Addie as she campaigns for a memorial in memory of the witch trials that took place in her Scottish hometown. Addie knows there’s more to the story of these ‘witches’, just like there is more to hers. Can Addie challenge how the people in her town see her, and her autism, and make her voice heard?

A story about friendship, courage and self-belief.

Our Review Panel says...

This is a beautifully written book with a fascinating story behind it, and an insightful exploration of one girl’s experiences of autism. The way that the messages of the book about acceptance and self-belief are intertwined with the story of the witches persecuted in Scotland is really clever. This book will help those children who may feel they are ‘different’, but also challenges all children to think carefully about how they treat those who they see as different to them. It’s also a great story!

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