Elle McNicoll and illustration by Kay Wilson
Other people's minds are small. Your mind is enormous. You don't want to be like other people. Is the opening line on the back page synopsis. I love this completely and celebrating being different is a joy that is shared by many neurodiverse people.
About the book
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, Addie’s story was born from Elle’s own experiences of neurodiversity and her commitment to seeing greater representation in children’s books.
Really enjoyed this book as a mum and a teacher. Thought provoking and insightful. I have already recommended this book to others - well written and accessible.
What a great book!
I just couldn't put it down.
It's a book that should be in every school and every teacher should read. It is an own voice story and it's authentic!
Lovely book. Aimed at children but I enjoyed it as a 46 year old! Gave me a good insight into my autistic 6 year old.