A Kind of Spark by Elle McNicoll

Staff Disability Network Hybrid Book Club

Left image: Book cover of 'A Kind of Spark. Right image: Photograph of the author Elle McNicoll

Wednesday 29 March, 12:00 to 13:00, Templeman Library Room D G02 and on Teams.

Join us for our next hybrid book club where we’ll be discussing A Kind of Spark, which 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.

Audio copies of A Kind of Spark are freely available from Kent Libraries, and a copy of the print copy is available from Medway Libraries.

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Say hello to the author

Elle McNicoll is a debut children’s author from Scotland, now living in East London. As a neurodivergent writer, she is passionate about disability rights and representation and assists as a mentor for neurodivergent students at University College London (UCL). When she isn’t writing fiction, she works as an editor and in her spare time, makes colourful chokers for friends to wear. A Kind of Spark is her first novel.

'Other people's minds are small. Your mind is enormous. You don't want to be like other people.'