One of my favourite things about writing is connecting with and inspiring students to read, write and be curious about the world around them. My school talks about my Young Adult fiction can take any format - presentations, interactive Q and A's, panel discussions or book-clubs. My novels 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 and poverty. 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 reflect on the power of education and do something to help girls in developing countries stay in school.
With my new Picture Book, Arabella's Alphabet Adventure comes the opportunity to interact with younger students and explore the wonder of language through a reading and the many wonderful activity sessions Walker Education has provided.
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