James will talk about how he came to write a book about a boy with one leg, how we came to make a viral football video, and how the two are connected. He'll read the book, and he might show a bit of the video too!
When: Monday 6 February, 10am
Who: Special and mainstream schools
Audience: P1+ (age 5+). Please note our audience guidelines should be used as a rough guide only. We encourage you to share events with pupils of all ages and stages if you think they'd enjoy taking part!
Location: Online; we will send you a link to watch the video
Accessibility information: Videos will be captioned in English
Deadline: Event videos will be available to watch on demand for those registered on the Scottish Book Trust website until Friday 3 March. You can still register to receive a link after the event launches on 6 February
About the author
James' picture book What Happened to You? (illustrated by Karen George and published by Faber) is closely based on his own experiences as a disabled child. It has sold over 35,000 copies, been shortlisted for national prizes, and translated into several languages. The sequel You're So Amazing! written with his wife Lucy Catchpole, a wheelchair-user, comes out in May 2023. Little, Brown will be publishing the books in the US. Both challenge common narratives around disability and have excellent bottom-gags too.