"What's this book got to do with me?" Why children's books need to show disability and diversity 05/05/2022
Author Rebecca Patterson talks about growing up with a sister who had cerebral palsy an...
'There is still a stigma around dyslexia': Parent and author Malcolm Duffy explores the topic in his latest book for children 04/05/2022
Malcolm Duffy talks about his oldest daughter's diagnosis of dyslexia in secondary scho...
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Bookmark Book of the Month: May
With chapters alternately narrated by stepbrothers Ryan and Tommy, this is a clever and absorbing book that builds slowly and works on so many levels: exploring blended families, dyslexia and family secrets. Readers will be surprised by more than one satisfying twist.
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'There is still a stigma around dyslexia'
Malcolm Duffy talks about his oldest daughter's diagnosis of dyslexia in secondary school, and why the condition is at the forefront of the prize-winning author's third novel, Read Between the Lines.
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