A story about friendship, courage and self-belief
11 yr old Addie and her class mates have been set a new ‘fun’ school project, they’re going to be studying the witch trials of the 16th Century, uncovering how women were accused of witchcraft and how these accusations were proved to be right or wrong. Horrified by these accounts Addie sets out to ensure these past injustices cannot be forgotten, she starts lobbying for a local memorial in the small Scottish village that is her home.
The issues raised however don’t just exist in the past and the text of history books, unfortunately, as Addie experiences first hand, the oppression of people perceived to be ‘different’ is still very much alive and kicking in the present day. The story follows Addie on her journey to challenge how the people in her town see her, and her autism, can she make her voice heard?
Written by Elle McNichol, a Neurodivergent writer, who for a while just wrote stories for her own amusement until, on completing her Masters dissertation on the lack of Own Voices representation for Neurodivergent children, she grew tired of the lack of inclusivity in the industry, and wrote a book herself, we’re certainly very glad she did!!