One of my favourite parts of writing Young Adult fiction is connecting with, and inspiring students, to read, write and be curious about the world around them. My school talks can take any format - presentations, interactive Q and A's or panel discussions. My novels are studied in schools and touch on numerous themes, including the Holocaust, overcoming adversity, racism, gender inequality and the power of words, so there's always lots to talk about! I have also worked with a number of schools' Social Justice teams, using my recent novel, I Am Change, as a focus to encourage students to think more deeply about gender equality, poverty and how they can effect change to benefit others. The book has also been used as a prompt to engage students in charity work through my #giveagirlabook and Help Girls Learn, Uganda programs. It's been so gratifying seeing students engage with the text, reflect on the power of education and their own privilege, and do something to help girls in developing countries stay in school. If you'd like to book an appearance or have any questions, you can contact me here. If you'd like a list of program ideas, just ask.