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Inclusive Stories Festival: James Catchpole and What Happened to YOU? and You're SO Amazing!

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James Catchpole author headshot and his two book covers – What happened to you? and You're so amazing!

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 (Can't tune in at this time? You can still register to watch the event on demand!)

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

Cost: Free

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

Registration for this event is now closed. This page is for information only.

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.