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Scottish Friendly Children's Book Tour with Danielle Jawando

Apply now to host a visit from multi-award-winning author Danielle Jawando at your secondary school in East Renfrewshire, Renfrewshire, West Dunbartonshire or Glasgow.

Danielle Jawando is joining the Scottish Friendly Children's Book Tour in September with her third YA novel, If My Words Had Wings, a life-affirming story of rehabilitation and hope after prison. In addition to Danielle's multi-award-winning author career, she has also worked on Coronation Street as a storyline writer.

About If My Words Had Wings

When fifteen-year-old Tyrell Forrester gets caught up in a high-profile armed robbery, he's sentenced to two years in a young offenders’ prison. Now he’s getting out, and he’s determined to turn his life around. Despite his release, systemic discrimination makes it difficult for Ty to truly be free. Inspired by a visiting poet while inside, Ty discovers a whole new world through spoken word and is finally finding his voice. But will society ever see him as anything other than a criminal?

Danielle offers either a workshop for a classroom-size audience or a talk for an assembly-size audience. Please make your preference known in your application.

Workshop (25 pupils max)

Talk (100+ pupils)

When: 9–13 September 2024

Where: Your secondary school (East Renfrewshire, Renfrewshire, West Dunbartonshire or Glasgow)

Audience: S2–6. 25 pupils for workshop, or 100+ approx. pupils for talk.

Deadline to apply: 12 noon, Friday 31 May 2024

Apply now

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