About Walk the Walk

Walk The Walk, an interactive graphic novel for use in facilitated youth and literacy support groups.

Walk The Walk was developed by Scottish Book Trust, in partnership with the Scottish Government, to explore issues around sectarianism and how to tackle it. The story follows one day in the lives of two best friends: Rab McGowan and Robbie Black. It’s the day that Rab’s cousin Kylie is supposed to marry Robbie’s brother Romeo, but there are people at both ends of The Walk who don’t want the wedding to happen.

As the two families face up to their shared past, can Rab and Robbie convince their grans to put their differences aside for just one day?

You will find ‘jump-off points’ throughout the book, indicating opportunities for discussion about a particular aspect of the book’s story, or its wider themes. Each of these jump-off points is marked by a symbol and links to one of the many free online support activities

At the back of the book you will find What Happens Next?, a supporting activity that enables learners to come up with their own ideas for how each character’s story might progress. There is also a glossary that explains the meanings of some of the words used in the story.

The PDF version of Walk The Walk allows you to listen to the story being read out loud, or increase the size of the text to help you read it. There are also links to other relevant websites.

Read the Tutor FAQs for Walk The Walk.