10:00 - Chasing the Edinburgh Sirens with Elle McNicoll
CHASING THE EDINBURGH SIRENS WITH ELLE MCNICOLL
Supported by EventScotland as part of the Year of Stories 2022.
Edinburgh is a city filled with magical creatures. No one can see them... until Ramya Knox. Plunged into an adventure that will change everything, Ramya is about to learn that there is more to her powers than she ever imagined.
Recommended by Rachel Fox, our Children and Schools Programme Director
Show Us Who You Are by Elle McNicoll, author of A Kind of Spark, is a powerful sci-fi novel for 11+ readers which tackles important themes around future technology and AI/robots, neurodiversity, grief, friendship and love.
As well as touching on big themes, this book is in essence an incredibly well written and immersive adventure with an explosive ending.
A KIND OF SPARK tells the story of 11-year-old Addie as she campaigns for a memorial in memory of the witch trials that took place in her Scottish hometown. Addie knows there's more to the story of these 'witches', just like there is more to hers. Can Addie challenge how the people in her town see her, and her autism, and make her voice heard?