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Scottish Friendly Children's Book Tour with Manjeet Mann

Host multi-award winning children's author Manjeet Mann at your school!

Manjeet grew up in a house where there were no books. She was put on the 'slow readers' table in primary school and in secondary school was told 'not to get her hopes up' for her English GCSE.

Defying the odds and expectations, her debut novel Run, Rebel was shortlisted for the Carnegie Medal 2021 and won multiple awards. Her second novel The Crossing won The Costa Children's Book Award. Manjeet is also the founder of Run The World – a not for profit that uses sport and theatre as a means to empower women and girls.

Run, Rebel looks at freedom, rebellion and empowering women and girls, while The Crossing explores the refugee crisis and identity. You will be asked to choose from one of the following events in your application:

  1. A workshop (less than 50 pupils) discussing either; i) Run, Rebel, ii) The Crossing or iii) both books. This workshop includes an inspiring talk as well as creative exercises.
  2. A talk for larger audiences (50+ pupils) which includes readings, inspiration behind both books, Manjeet's background, journey into writing and writing process. This talk is perfect for whole/multiple year groups.

In this event expect to explore different storytelling styles and devices and for pupils who don't see themselves as readers, to look at books and stories a little differently. We would like to encourage applications from drama classes as well as classes studying Social Studies and English.

Find out more about Manjeet Mann(this will open in a new window) and her books Run, Rebel(this will open in a new window) and The Crossing(this will open in a new window)

When: Monday 16 – Friday 20 January 2023

Who: Secondary schools

Where: Your school (Dumfries and Galloway, East Ayrshire, Glasgow City, North Ayrshire, South Ayrshire)

Cost: Fully funded

Audience: S2–6 (ages 13–18).

Audience size: Workshop: Max 50. Talk: 50+. Whole/multiple year groups are welcome to apply.

Deadline: Monday 6 December, 12noon

Apply now

If you have any questions or comments, please contact fraser.napier@scottishbooktrust.com(this will open in a new window)