A Kind Of Spark

A Kind of SparkEleven-year-old Addie is autistic, headstrong, and smart. She thinks differently from the people around her. She is on a campaign to have a plaque erected in her Scottish hometown in memory of the victims of the witch trials which happened there hundreds of years ago. She understands what it is like to be treated as an outcast for being different. The author is neurodivergent, too, and she insightfully tells about what it is like to be an autistic girl. She believably portrays Addie’s struggles and her beautiful friendship with a girl who is understanding and supportive. mjw
Title: A Kind Of Spark
Author: Elle McNicoll
: Crown Books for Young Readers
: 2020
Original Language
: English
: 978-0-593-37425-2
Hardcover pages
: 192
Age range
: 8-12
: Fiction, Novel
Book setting
: Scotland
Author’s ethnicity
: Scottish
Author’s residence
: London
: 2022 ALA Schneider Family Book Award – Middle Grade Honor
: Autism, Bullies, Disabilities, Neurodivergency, Sharks, Teachers, Witch trials

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