A Kind of Spark by Scottish author Elle McNicoll follows Addie, an 11-year-old autistic girl who campaigns for her town to erect a memorial to the women murdered during the Scottish witch trial.
This learning resource has Literacy and English activities for Third Level to help you explore:
- Metaphors and similes – including identifying and using metaphorical language and discussing the key themes of the book
- Empathy – learning about what empathy is and how it influences how we treat others
- The history of the Scottish witch trials – how they impacted Scotland in the past and how they are remembered today
If you're looking for further resources on Scottish history, see ourScottish myths and legends resource, or for more learning activities exploring social justice, see our Read Woke learning resources.
For further book recommendations, see our book lists on empowering books for girls, and books featuring disability and neurodiversity.